NFL Sunday Night Week 15 : New Orleans Saints vs Kansas City Chiefs Prediction and Analysis

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December 20, 2020 6:45 pm

Despite the long-term absence of veteran Drew Brees, Sean Payton’s New Orleans Saints are one win away from being crowned NFC South champions, yet again. However, they face an uphill task in beating reigning Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

The Chiefs are on an eight-game winning streak at the moment. Here’s a detailed look at both teams, along with injury updates and Week 15 Game Day predictions.

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Will New Orleans Saints be crowned NFC South champions on Sunday?

Many critics (including us) opined that the New Orleans Saints would not win the NFC South title after Drew Brees was ruled out for the season a month ago. However, backup QB Taysom Hill has exceeded expectations winning three out of four games as a starter. Their shock loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last weekend will motivate them in their tie against the Chiefs.

Apart from Hill, the Saints will rely on RB Alvin Kamar for offensive support. With Michael Thomas ruled out, WR Emmanuel Sanders will play understudy to Hill. But the fate of New Orleans will lie in the hands of their defense who will need to be at their very best to thwart Patrick Mahomes and Co.

Will reigning champions Kansas City Chiefs spoil the party for the hosts?

Having already qualified for the playoffs, Andy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs could be tempted to ease their foot on the pedal for this clash. They might want to rotate their squad in order to give their stars some much-needed rest. But with Mahomes in the mix for the NFL MVP award, the Chiefs will be working towards staying unbeaten till the regular season concludes.

The likes of Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Clyde Edwards-Helaire have been terrific in 2020. But will they hold back on purpose on Sunday remains to be seen.

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NFL Preview: New Orleans Saints vs Kansas City Chiefs Team Updates

New Orleans – Out

DT Malcolm Brown – Shoulder/Calf

OG Nick Easton – Concussion

WR Michael Thomas – Ankle

Questionable

WR Deonte Harris – Neck

Kansas City – Out

LB Damien Wilson – Knee

OT Mike Remmers – Back/Neck

RB Darwin Thompson – Illness

Questionable

OT Eric Fisher – Back

Saints vs Chiefs Prediction

New Orleans Saints 24 – 23 Kansas City Chiefs

Nov 29, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) and tight end Travis Kelce (87) his touchdown scored against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

This game promises to be a heated affair. Both teams are gunning for glory, for their own reasons of course. But we feel that the Saints are going to edge out a win at their home turf by a very narrow margin. Taysom Hill is going to have the game of his life tonight so make sure you tune in.

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