The New Orleans Saints look to end drought against the Broncos
By Bob Garcia
The Saints have lost five straight games to the Broncos, but this Sunday should be different
The New Orleans Saints are on top of the NFC West and have continued to have a very successful season. The team is hoping it can make it to the elusive Super Bowl this year and, despite losing quarterback Drew Brees, has a real shot of getting there. Apart from that major goal, however, the Saints have a short-term objective in mind that they want to attend to first, something they haven’t done in 26 years. They want to beat the Denver Broncos this Sunday.
The Saints have lost five in a row to the Broncos since 1994, only coming close once to securing a win. That was in 2016 and they only lost by two points after Wil Lutz had an extra point attempt blocked. Head coach Sean Payton, obviously content with the direction the team is heading this year, would probably like to put an end to the curse.
With the way the Saints have been playing this year, and the improvements that have been made on defense, there’s a strong chance this Sunday’s game will go their way. Even though Brees is out, and will likely remain out for the rest of the regular season, the Saints still have Taysom Hill.
He has proven to be everything the Saints could hope for and, connecting Hill with Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders will go a long way. The Saints are going to have to rely on Hill and his ability to run, as the Broncos rank in the top ten in terms of pass defense. New Orleans is getting support from the oddsmakers and are favorited to win by six at most sportsbooks, and this could be the year the Saints take care of the Broncos.