Monday Night Football rolls into New Orleans as the Saints host the Chargers, as Rookie QB Justin Herbert steps into the prime time against Drew Brees, one of the best to ever throw a ball.
Our Top Pick – Over 51.5 Match Points – 11/10 at Betfair
New Orleans has been pretty exciting to watch this season, with their four games seeing an average of 61.5 points scored.
Their fans would probably prefer if they had conceded less than 30 a game though!
The Chargers scored 31 points in their loss to Tampa Bay last time out.
Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert enjoyed the best game of his short career, throwing three touchdowns.
Two of them were from 72 and 53 yards, which should set alarm bells off for a Saints team that has conceded an average of one touchdown over 40 yards a game.
All of which points to yet another Superdome shootout.
Our Extra Pick – Alvin Kamara over 48.5 Receiving Yards – 5/6 at Betfair
“Safety Blanket” may not be the sexiest nickname ever.
But in the absence of star receiver Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara has been just that for Saints quarterback Drew Brees this season.
Three of his seven touchdowns this campaign have been through the air, and he has been targeted eight or more times in all but one game.
Kamara is averaging over 80 yards in the air, and against a Chargers defence that ranks as the tenth worst in total yards allowed, he could be set for another busy night.
Our Long Shot – Tyron Johnson to score a Touchdown – 10/1 with William Hill
When your first touch in the NFL is a 53-yard TD, you would usually think that things couldn’t get much better.
But for Chargers wide receiver Tyron Johnson, returning to his home town for a Monday Night Football clash may well eclipse last week.
He will be desperate to impress, and call us sentimental but we’re backing him to continue his hot streak!