How the New Orleans Saints are looking ahead of this weekend’s game
By Bob Garcia
The Saints are in relatively good shape as they head to Denver to play the Broncos this Sunday
The New Orleans Saints are heading to Mile High Stadium to take on the Denver Broncos this weekend, looking to hold onto their control of the NFC South. The team is, for the most part, in good shape physically and won’t see too many key players on the sideline, not counting quarterback Drew Brees and his potentially season-ending injuries suffered against the San Francisco 49ers a couple of weeks ago. Looking at who has practiced and who hasn’t this week, the Saints shouldn’t have a lot of difficulty this Sunday.
Stepping in for Brees will most likely be Taysom Hill again after he gave a stellar performance this past weekend against the Atlanta Falcons. He showed off his versatility on the turf with his passing and running skills, and the Saints may want to put him in to get an extra boost. Sean Payton has never won against the Broncos as the Saints’ head coach and he’s probably tired of looking at that record.
During team practices this week, tight end Josh Hill was in, despite recovering from a concussion. Running back Dwayne Washington, who had suffered a back injury, was also practicing, as was cornerback Marshon Lattimore. However, both running back Alvin Kamara and wide receiver Michael Thomas were limited in practice – not uncommon, as these two big men are key to the Saints’ offensive success and they routinely take it easy before a big game. Wide receiver Deonte Harris and Guard Andrus Peat did not practice this week, so they will most likely be out on Sunday.