Just when it looked like the New Orleans Saints weren’t going to be able to contend in 2015, Sean Payton’s club has picked up three consecutive victories ahead of Week 9’s clash against the Tennessee Titans in the Bayou State. The Saints (4-4 SU, 4-3-1 ATS) edged the New York Giants 52-49 in a wild showdown last week thanks to an amazing seven touchdowns from veteran signal caller Drew Brees.
The Titans weren’t expected to contend this season, but the club’s 1-6 record leaves a lot to be desired for its fans. The returns on No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota have been great so far, but the Oregon product hasn’t seen the field since Week 6 due to a nagging knee injury. Backup QB Zach Mettenberger hasn’t performed up to snuff in his place, tossing three interceptions starting under center for the Titans. Mettenberger is now 0-8 in his career as an NFL starter.
Tennessee will have a new look on the sidelines for this game after former head coach Ken Whisenhunt was relieved of his duties in the middle of the week. Taking over as interim bench boss will be Mike Mularkey.
To say the Saints have lived and died by their offense would be a massive understatement. New Orleans ranks second in the league in total offense and 30th in defense. It’s a stark contrast to the Titans, who are 31st in offense and fifth in defense.