By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — Little did the Falcons realize that when they entered their Bye week in the last week of October that they would proceed to be manhandled in the stats every game thereafter, thus bringing an 0-11 ITS (In The Stats) slate in their last eleven contests in this affair.
The issue at hand, though, is that the Saints’ sloth-like offense averages 2.1 PPG during the 1Q of games, the worst in the league. Hence, it’s never easy falling into a black hole early in a game, and not having the resources to dig your way out.
However, Sean Payton’s gang is 7-1 ATS in its last eight division travelers, as well as 11-2 ATS as road chalk of less than five points. Next to the Dirty Birds’ 1-7 SU and 2-6 ATS home log in division games, it means there is only one way to look.