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Saturday, November 13, 2004

Saints - Week 10 Analysis vs. Chiefs

Vegas: Chiefs by 4 1/2 pts

CHIEFS TEAM RANK: Rushing Offense -- 159.8 yards per game (2nd in NFL); Passing Offense -- 253.0 ypg (6th); Total Offense -- 412.8 ypg (3rd). Rushing Defense -- 114.3 ypg (15th); Passing Defense -- 235.4 ypg (27th); Total Defense -- 349.6 ypg (tied for 25th).

SAINTS TEAM RANK: Rushing Offense -- 91.4 yards per game (tied for 26th); Passing Offense -- 224.3 ypg (15th); Total Offense -- 315.6 ypg (19th). Rushing Defense -- 142.6 ypg (30th); Passing Defense -- 272.3 ypg (31st); Total Defense -- 414.9 ypg (32nd).

Duders Keys to Victory

- MM ON TONY G. - We need either our best corner, Mike McKenzie, or a linebacker and safety (other than Ruff at LB) at all times on the G factor. He is by far their best receiver, and we can't have another Antonio Gates type massacre hanging on our D's hands.

- GET TO TRENT GREEN FOR GODS SAKE! - A tough assignment for an underachieving D line, against one of the best O lines in NFL. I hope Howard is a go, and W. Whitehead can get some reps in beside Brian Young. That would be one hell of a pass rushing line with Grant, Howard, Whitehead, and Young pinning their ears back. Nevertheless, we can't have Green setting up a picnic and picking us apart like Brees was last week.

- SCORE FIRST - We need to play with a lead for once this year. Duece should have a great day running on this defense, and if we have a lead, we should be able to successfully keep the KC offense off of the field effectively.

Players to watch

RB Duece McAllister - Although his stats didn't necessarily show it, he ran the ball effectively last week, and seems to be back in prime form. Look for him to finally put up the numbers we've been expecting this season.

TE Tony Gonzalez - He is a freak, enough said.

WR Donte Stallworth - This guy needs to step up in the worst way, and this is a good week to do it.

Bold Prediction: Saints 38 Chiefs 31 ( I can't pick against them for christs sake!)


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