Thursday Night Football Preview, Pick, and Prediction

 Thursday Night Football

 

New Orleans vs Dallas

Kickoff for Thursday Night football is set for 8:20 PM at AT&T Stadium as the Dallas Cowboys host the New Orleans Saints. The line opened with the Saints as a -7 favorite and the over/under was set at 51.5.

Trends

The New Orleans Saints are 5-6-0 against the over/under

The New Orleans Saints are 9-2-0 against the spread

The Dallas Cowboys are 5-6-0 against the over/under

The Dallas Cowboys are 6-5-0 against the spread

 

Injuries

Saints Injuries

T Terron Armstead Shoulder is questionable Thursday vs Dallas
WR Dez Bryant Achilles is out for the season
WR Cameron Meredith Knee IR
G Josh LeRibeus Ankle IR
WR Ted Ginn Jr. Knee IR
CB Patrick Robinson Ankle IR
TE Michael Hoomanawanui Neck IR
DB Rickey Jefferson Knee IR
RB Shane Vereen Finger IR
WR Travin Dural Arm IR

Cowboys Injuries

RB Ezekiel Elliott Hip is probable Thursday vs New Orleans
DL David Irving Ankle is questionable Thursday vs New Orleans
WR Tavon Austin Groin is questionable Thursday vs New Orleans
T Tyron Smith Stinger is questionable Thursday vs New Orleans
TE Geoff Swaim Wrist is OUT 3-4 weeks
LB Sean Lee Hamstring is out indefinitely
WR Terrance Williams Personal IR
C Travis Frederick Illness IR
DE Datone Jones Knee IR
G Parker Ehinger Knee IR
WR Cedrick Wilson Shoulder IR
S Jameill Showers Knee IR
G Marcus Martin Toe IR
WR Noah Brown Hamstring IR

 

The Saints have scored 409 points and are the 4th best scoring team in the NFL. They are 1st with 281 first downs and also lead the league with 6.4 yards per play and have run 718 plays for 4.583 yards. On the ground, they have amassed 1,464 yards which are 5th best. Quarterback Drew Brees has tossed for 3,135 yards with 272 completions on 356 attempts for 76.4%. Ha averages 8.8 yards per pass. The defense has allowed 256 points to their opponents and that is 5th best. Also, they have given up 3,948 yards and ranked 17th in the National Football League.

The Cowboys are 14th in the league with 234 points scored with 1,479 yards on the ground in 304 attempts. They have accumulated 211 first downs which rank them 13th. Quarterback Dak Prescott has passed for 2,427 yards on 336 attempts and 219 completions. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 11.1 yards per completion and has a completion percentage of 65.2. Dallas is 13th in points surrendered with 213 and allow 5.4 yards per play.

 

Pick and Prediction: 

It is in Dallas but the Saints offense is too powerful for the Cowboys to stop on a regular basis. Take Saints -7.

 

 

Thursday Night Football Schedule

Week 1
Sept. 6, 8:20 PM, Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles (NBC)
Final Score: Eagles 18, Falcons 12

Week 2
Sept. 13, 8:20 PM, Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals (NFL Network)

Final Score: Bengals 34, Ravens 23

Week 3
Sept. 20, 8:20 PM, New York Jets at Cleveland Browns (NFL Network)

Final Score: Browns 21, Jets 17

Week 4
Sept. 27, 8:20 PM, Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Rams (FOX/NFL Network)

Final Score: Rams 38, Vikings 31

Week 5
Oct. 4, 8:20 PM, Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots (FOX/NFL Network)

Final Score: Patriots 38, Colts 24

Week 6
Oct. 11, 8:20 PM, Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants (FOX/NFL Network)

Final Score: Eagles 34, Giants 13

Week 7
Oct. 18, 8:20 PM, Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals (FOX/NFL Network)
Final Score: Broncos 45, Cardinals 10

Week 8
Oct. 25, 8:20 PM, Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans (FOX/NFL Network)

Final Score: Texans 42, Dolphins 23

Week 9
Nov. 1, 8:20 PM, Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers (FOX/NFL Network)

Final Score: SF 35, Oakland 3

Week 10
Nov. 8, 8:20 PM, Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers (FOX/NFL Network)

Final Score: Pittsburgh 52, Carolina 21

Week 11
Nov. 15, 8:20 PM, Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks (FOX/NFL Network)

Final Score: Seattle 27, Green Bay 24

Week 12 (Thanksgiving)
Nov. 22, 8:20 PM, Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints (NBC)

New Orleans 31, Atlanta 17

Week 13
Nov. 29, 8:20 PM, New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys (FOX/NFL Network)

Week 14
Dec. 6, 8:20 PM, Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans (FOX/NFL Network)

Week 15
Dec. 13, 8:20 PM, Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (FOX/NFL Network)

Note: All times ET