9-6 this week
Falcons at Saints – I have to admit: even though I was high on the Falcons in the offseason to get a wild card (which they now have), I thought their season was going to spiral downward out of control when Mike Smith single-handedly cost them a game against the Saints. If the rematch held the Falcons’ playoff lives in the balance, I’d lean much more heavily their way than I am tonight. The Saints are money at home, and despite the better record, actually have more to play for with the 1st round bye hanging in the balance. I’m taking the faster team on the faster track. Saints 31, Falcons 23.