Another week of fan predictions, another disheartening loss. But at least I get to post a picture of my beautiful wife and kid as eliza18s, otherwise known as my wife, dominated all of you (and me) in fan predictions this week. This despite Marijn's ridiculous plea to give him the Guru victory this week based on one answer. Eliza18s moves into a tie with the entire readership, practically, for second place, while MarijnPessers remains atop the standings with 2 Guru wins this season. There are three games left so it's still anyone's game.
Here's how Saints Nation Guru works. Every week I ask four questions plus a bonus question for tie breaking purposes. The winner gets recognition in the following week's post, and gets added to the overall standings with weekly wins. At the end of the season, the person with the most weekly wins will receive a $50 gift card to the NFL store to purchase Saints gear (hopefully). To enter, write your predictions in the comment section. Here are this week's questions for the home game against the Buccaneers:
1. Ok let's try this one again without allowing Elbert Mack to screw us all over this time! Who will score the Saints' first OFFENSIVE touchdown? Haha.
2. Which player will score the Bucs' first offensive touchdown?
3. How many times will the Saints sack Josh Freeman?
4. Who will record the Saints' first interception (you may also predict they will not get an interception)?
BONUS: How many kick return yards will the Saints give up this week after such an atrocious showing last week?
1. MarijnPessers 2
2. swebbmann 1
2. AllisonSmith 1
2. JamesMorse 1
2. Ellmanov 1
2. SaintsNation 1
2. Eliza18s 1
Wow.. Just Wow! The worst defense of the NFL ever has a shutout... who would have guessed. Andrew is gonna say some classic Juge line like: If you had told me that the 0-4 Saints defese would get its first shutout in 17 years this season I would have had you committed.
Btw, Drew brees had a curse on him, someone did voodoo on him (that what you get when you live in NOLA) and he figured it out and gave that shit to Freeman.
To the questions:
1: David Thomas. Yes. So... do I need to look? Nah I don't right!? 0 correct answers.
2: Nobody! Yes. So... do I need to look? Nah I don't right!? 0 correct answers.
3: He was sacked 2 times, once by Will Smith and once by Cameron Jordan. JamesMorse and nobody else had that correct. Weird where I lookes at stats and saw he was sacked under 20 times this year and against a Saints defense that has crap pressure I was sure it would be 0... oh well.
4: Who would have guessed that a guy who has thrown 8 turnovers in 13 games will throw 4 in the 14th and against the 2012 Saints! (I could manufacture a Juge quote here again). Answer: Jabari Greer. Nobody had that. Andrew was close with IAQ, but he only had the 2nd.
Bonus: (Not that it matters, JamesMorse wins this round! Damned! Now I need to split the 50$ with him for now... Or... what is the tiebreaker here Andrew?) The answer is: Somewhere around 70 (stats show me 3 times for an average of 21 and an other for 7 yards once). JamesMorse wins that too.. only 2 yards off.
Grats @JamesMorse !
Btw... I just realised Ms Juge didn't like you giving away money so she is in it for herself? Andrew.. you might wanna spend 50$ on her anyway. Say it is a consolidation, or a saints nation award for best supporting reader (I mean she has to put up with you haha!)
1. Drew Brees! (Now lets hope it is not a run) ... oh wait.... Lance Moore
2. Doug Martin
3. 0 Sacks
4. 0 INTs
B: Tough one... depends on how many times the saints will score + 1, even If you get the average right. I am saying 7 kickoffs, 2 will be returned, an average of 27 yards = 54 yards.
1. Darren Sproles
2. Dallas Clark
3. no sacks
4. Isa Abdul-Quddus
Bonus: Zero yards. Legatron boots them all for touchbacks.
@MarijnPessers ...Sweet. I swear that @ first I was thinking Greer for the INT., but after playing scenarios in my head, I thought a tipped-pass @ the line would give #51 an easy pick. Lol! ***WHO-DAT'?!!!*** Oh, & screw those overtime~winning bastard Cowgoils'. ;p
@MarijnPessers this is her only shot at $50 from me! haha jk