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Week one wouldn’t be a great option.
The 2020 NFL season is almost here! And with the return of NFL football comes the return of survivor pools!
“What is a survivor pool?” you might be crawling out from under your rock to ask.
It’s pretty simple. You have to “survive” each week by picking a single NFL team to win their game that week. The catch? You have to make it the entire season, without picking the same team to win twice.
TopBet.eu has debuted their free $50,000.00 survivor contest for the NFL season, and if you were looking to make a selection for Week 1, it would probably be wise to avoid the New Orleans Saints. While fan confidence is high, Who Dats would be lying to themselves if they didn’t recognize the tough time ahead of the team in Week 1. The reigning Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs hosting the DeAndre Hopkins-less Houston Texans or the Indianapolis Colts facing the
tanking rebuilding Jaguars in Jacksonville seem like safer bets for Week 1.
But what about the Saints? If you were trying to target the Saints specifically for one of the sixteen games this season, Week 5 hosting the Los Angeles Chargers would be my pick. It’s not a divisional game (which nixes Weeks 1, 7, 9, 11, 13, or 17), it’s at home (which nixes Weeks 2, 4, 8, 12, or 14), and it’s against a team with a losing record in 2019 (which nixes Weeks 3, 10, 15, and 16). That means Week 5 against the Chargers is the only Saints home game against a non-divisional opponent with a losing record from last year.
The Saints have been known to lose games they’re supposed to win, but if there’s a game on paper where I’d be willing to wait to use the Saints in my survivor pool, it would be the Chargers match.
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