MONDAY NIGHT MONSTER NFL TOP PLAY #1
New Orleans Saints (1-0) at Las Vegas Raiders (1-0)
Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8:15 pm
I think you could make a case for either side regarding the effect not having Michael Thomas in this game for New Orleans will have. Sure, Thomas being in there would’ve helped wreak havoc with New Orleans against a questionable Raider secondary, but he also didn’t do much in the game before being injured, logging just 17 receiving yards going into the 4th. I think Las Vegas’ biggest weakness (defending the deep pass) is cancelled out with Thomas missing the game and I think we see a lot of short passes from Brees and his receivers/running backs and Las Vegas may turn this one into the Josh Jacobs show and have him run the ball at will on Monday night. Either way, I expect this to be a tight affair until the end so I’ll side with the Raiders and the points as my premium pick for this game.