The New Orleans Saints are still the top team at the moment in the NFC South division, but the Atlanta Braves are right behind them. Will the Saints stretch their lead atop the division with a win? or will the Falcons score one at the expense of New Orleans?
Read on for more about this Saints vs Falcons matchup in the 2023 NFL game, including our predictions, picks, and latest odds to win this showdown, as brought to you by JefeBet. Also, don’t forget to check out other NFL content to help you make the best betting decisions.
Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons NFL Regular Season Week 12 Game on November 26, 2023
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
- When: Sunday, November 26, 2023, 1:00 PM ET
- Where to Watch: FOX
- Spread: New Orleans Saints (-1) vs Atlanta Falcons (+1)
- Over/Under: 42.0
All odds are provided by DraftKings.
Betting on the New Orleans Saints (-1)
Regular season record: 5-5
Before going into their bye in Week 11, the Saints got ambushed in the Twin Cities by Joshua Dobbs and the Minnesota Vikings, as New Orleans absorbed a 27-19 loss. It was also in that game that Derek Carr suffered a head injury that landed him on the concussion protocol. Carr is still not cleared of concussion as of this writing, thus putting his availability to play this coming weekend in doubt.
If Carr gets ruled out, Jameis Winston will get his first start of the 2023 NFL regular season. Winston threw for two touchdowns and had two interceptions with 122 passing yards on 13/25 completions when he subbed for Carr in the loss to the Vikings. In any case, the Saints are counting on their defense to deliver versus Atlanta, which is turning the ball over 1.6 times per game. New Orleans, on the other hand, is averaging 1.8 takeaways per contest — fifth-best in the NFL.
Betting on the Atlanta Falcons (+1)
Regular season record: 4-6
The Falcons are on a three-game losing skid, and if you’re wondering which quarterback the team will start in Week 12, Atlanta head coach Arthur Smith has already said that they are going back to Desmond Ridderr. Before Week 11’s bye, the Falcons started Taylor Heinicke against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10, but he got hurt in the contest, which Atlanta lost, 25-23.
With Heinicke questionable, the Falcons will return to Ridder, who might have already addressed his issues during the long break. Meanwhile, running back Bijan Robinson could potentially get a heavy workload again after rushing for 95 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries versus the Cardinals. New Orleans appears to be more vulnerable defensively on the ground than through the air, so that leaves the door very much open for the rookie tailback to shine in Week 12.
El Jefe’s Prediction on New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons
The Saints, with or without Carr, will get the better of Atlanta, thanks to their defense that exposes Ridder more than the Falcons do Winston or Carr.
The Saints win, 21-18.