Three weeks into the Dennis Allen era for the New Orleans Saints era, and we have an overseas quarterback controversy.
Sure, it’s partially injury driven, but the Saints must decide between Jameis Winston, who hasn’t practiced with a bad back; and backup Andy Dalton for the game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in London.
The “Bayou Bets” crew of Jim Derry and Spencer “The Guru” Urquhart discussed that in depth on Thursday’s live episode, with Jim going as far to say he thought there was a better than 50/50 chance that Dalton would start.
Still, Derry thought more of the Saints’ chances against the Vikings than he was earlier in the week, saying the trip to London and desperate circumstance could galvanize the team. The Guru was much less optimistic, going as far to make Minnesota his top play in Big Bucks.
As far as LSU’s trip to Auburn, however, Spencer said he thought the Tigers could cover a sizable 8-point road spread while Jim thought LSU would win but struggle.
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