Whether or not the Saints require assistance from a higher power to defeat the Jaguars remains to be seen, but there has been many a fan in New Orleans who have offered whispers to the heavens following the thumb injury suffered by franchise quarterback Drew Brees which has sidelined him for the majority of the season thus far. That was because that losable two-game stretch was a road game at Carolina and a home game against New Orleans, two of the more hard games on the schedule.
I still think that the Saints win two of their remaining three games without Brees, assuming he does not come back early and the one that is standing out is the one that lies ahead against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jacksonville Jaguars' backup quarterback Gardner Minshew has attracted plenty of attention with "Minshew Mania". Bridgewater threw the ball more times last week than any time this season, a good sign for Cook. Here's a breakdown of the game and what to expect when these two teams meet on Sunday. Heading into week 6, the Saints have a chance to fully take control of the NFC as they face off against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Teddy Bridgewater is coming off a game in which he tied his career-best with four touchdown passes against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Saints' secondary is their weak spot. They'll have to buckle down against the Jaguars, who have a young quarterback who can sling it. Photo by Harry Aaron/Getty Images. Minshew showed up on the injury report Thursday with a minor groin issue, but it shouldn't limit him much. The Jaguars were solid against the run through three quarters, held the Saints to 13 points - and the defense was particularly impressive when it held the Saints to three points despite seemingly the entire first quarter being played in the Jaguars' half of the field.
Per Odds Shark, the Jaguars are predicted to win and cover the spread. Look for Jacksonville to squeeze out a victory against a very tough Saints team.