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New Orleans Saints vs. Denver Broncos 11/29/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The New Orleans Saints visit the Denver Broncos on 11/29/2020 at 4:05PM.

New Orleans and Denver face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. New Orleans has a record of 8-2 this season. Denver is 4-6 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

New Orleans Team Defense Preview

New Orleans faces 6.0 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 28.7 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 2.12 points per drive. 39.0% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 11.4% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 26.2 and these drives usually take up 2:45 of time.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 90.2 against New Orleans and 3.1% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.New Orleans has caused a sack rate of 8.3% this season.

Examining New Orleans in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 135 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 56 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 41.5%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 19 fourth down attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 11 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 57.9%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 29 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 21 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 72.4%.

New Orleans Team Offense Preview

New Orleans has 6.3 plays per drive, this offense averages 34.7 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.67 points per drive. On 48.1% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but 8.3% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their possessions start on average at their Own 32.8 and these drives typically last 3:01.

5.3% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by New Orleans and 0.9% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.New Orleans has yielded 16 sacks this season and this has resulted in 109 yards lost.

New Orleans rushed for 4.2 yards per carry and for 125.5 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 19 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the New Orleans and examine various situations. They have had 130 third down attempts this season and have converted 61 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 46.9%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 9 fourth down attempts this season and successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 6 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 66.7%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 44 Red Zone entrances this season and have converted 29 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 65.9%.

Denver Team Defense Preview

Denver yields 5.9 plays per drive, this defense gives up 29.1 yards per drive, and opponents score 2.09 points per offensive possession. 41.5% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 8.5% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 33.1 yard line, they typically last 2:39.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 90.8 against Denver and on 1.9% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Denver has forced a sack rate of 7.2% this season.

Examining Denver in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 142 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 55 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 38.7%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 9 fourth down attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 4 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 44.4%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 37 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 18 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 48.6%.

Denver Team Offense Preview

Denver has run 5.6 plays per drive and they generate 28.4 yards per drive, and they score 1.71 points per offensive possession. 33.9% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but 19.0% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their possessions start on average at their Own 26.4 and these drives typically last 2:22.

On 3.2% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and 4.6% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Denver has given up 23 sacks this season and there were 177 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

Denver rushed for 4.4 yards per carry and for 114.8 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 17 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Denver and examine various situations. They have had 134 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 51 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 38.1%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 11 fourth down attempts this season and successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 2 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 18.2%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 29 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 14 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 48.3%.

The New Orleans Roster

The Players to Watch for New Orleans

Taysom Hill QB 6-2 221

This season, Taysom Hill has put up 319 yards and 0 touchdowns. He has thrown 0 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 114.1thus far this season. Taysom Hill has thrown 0 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Taysom Hill has 237 rushing yards, which puts him in the 90.91 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 44 times this season, which puts him in the 89.39 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 3 rushing touchdowns this season.

Alvin Kamara RB 5-10 215

This season, Alvin Kamara has 531 rushing yards on 117 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 8 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Alvin Kamara picked up 648 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 67 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 4 receiving touchdowns this season.

Emmanuel Sanders WR 5-11 180

This season, Emmanuel Sanders picked up 413 yards. He caught the ball 35 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 3 receiving touchdowns this season.

David Onyemata DT 6-4 300

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for New Orleans, David Onyemata has 14 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 5 times this season, which put him in the 97.27 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Cameron Jordan DE 6-4 287

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for New Orleans, Cameron Jordan has 24 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 6 times this season, which put him in the 86.21 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Chauncey Gardner-Johnson SS 5-11 210

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for New Orleans, Chauncey Gardner-Johnson had 44 tackles which puts him in the 89.13 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 1 times this season. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 20.34 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Marshon Lattimore CB 6-0 192

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for New Orleans, Marshon Lattimore had 35 tackles which puts him in the 86.96 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Marshon Lattimore as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 62.64 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

The Denver Roster

The Players to Watch for Denver

Drew Lock QB 6-4 228

This season, Drew Lock has put up 1767 yards and 7 touchdowns. He has thrown 11 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 67.5thus far this season. Drew Lock has thrown 11 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Drew Lock has 88 rushing yards, which puts him in the 63.64 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 24 times this season, which puts him in the 66.67 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 2 rushing touchdowns this season.

Melvin Gordon RB 6-1 215

This season, Melvin Gordon has 523 rushing yards on 122 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 6 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Melvin Gordon picked up 87 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 20 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 1 receiving touchdowns this season.

Jerry Jeudy WR 6-1 193

This season, Jerry Jeudy picked up 589 yards. He caught the ball 37 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 2 receiving touchdowns this season.

Dre’Mont Jones DT 6-3 281

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Denver, Dre’Mont Jones has 14 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 3 times this season, which put him in the 85.45 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Bradley Chubb DE 6-4 275

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Denver, Bradley Chubb has 22 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 6 times this season, which put him in the 86.21 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 1.0 fumbles this season.

Justin Simmons FS 6-2 202

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Denver, Justin Simmons had 53 tackles which puts him in the 98.55 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Justin Simmons as a ball hawker was able to pick off 4.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 99.15 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Kareem Jackson CB 5-10 183

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Denver, Kareem Jackson had 39 tackles which puts him in the 94.57 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Kareem Jackson as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 24.14 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

New Orleans Saints vs. Denver Broncos Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: New Orleans Saints 26 Denver Broncos 23

Spread Pick: Denver +7 -135 BetOnline
Moneyline Pick: New Orleans -256 Pinnacle Sports
Total Pick: Over 42.5 -115 BetOnline