Saints open as road favorites for Week 7 at Seahawks

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The New Orleans Saints are trending in a very different direction from this week’s opponent, and that’s reflected in the opening line from Tipico Sportsbook. New Orleans is visiting the Seattle Seahawks for a Monday night game on Oct. 25 which the Saints are favored to win by 5.5 points — taken with the initial over/under of 44.5, that projects a final tally close to New Orleans 26, Seattle 20.

That would be the fourth-lowest scoring game of Week 7, behind only Broncos-Browns, Jets-Patriots, and Panthers-Giants. It would also be the lowest scoring output by the Saints in a victory this season; Jameis Winston has quarterbacked the Saints well enough to compete in nearly every game they’ve played, while Geno Smith is fresh off the heels of a frustrating overtime loss on Sunday night.

With a number of starters expected to return from injuries over the next few weeks, the offense should take several steps forward. Bolstering the offensive line with Erik McCoy and Terron Armstead while upgrading the receiving corps with Michael Thomas and Tre’Quan Smith will be huge. We’ll have to wait and see who makes their return this week as the injury report begins to update on Wednesday.

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