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The New York Jets are hosting the New Orleans Saints this week. Can the Saints bounce back? Jason Radowitz makes his pick.
ANALYSIS

New Orleans Saints vs New York Jets Prediction: Will the Saints Finally Win?

The New Orleans Saints lost Jameis Winston for the season due to injury and had to rely on Trevor Siemian in the middle of the season. When he didn’t work out as a starter, the Saints ultimately chose to ride Taysom Hill at quarterback last week.

Hill had his ups and downs during that game while injuring his middle finger on his throwing hand. When Hill ran the ball, he was way more effective than in the passing game. The Saints now believe they can go win some games with the dynamic playmaker under center, even at 5-7.

Meanwhile, the Jets are 3-9 on the year and have prized rookie Zach Wilson under center. He looked compatible early but struggled late against the Eagles as the Jets lost another one at home.

Can Hill be a factor in the outcome against the Jets, on the road? Here are our picks and predictions for the Saints vs Jets game for Sunday, December 12.

New Orleans vs New York Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2021

Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Where To Watch: CBS

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New Orleans Saints vs New York Jets INJURY REPORT

New Orleans:

Questionable: T Terron Armstead (Knee), DE Marcus Davenport (Shoulder), QB Taysom Hill (Finger), RB Alvin Kamara (Knee)

Out: WR Deonte Harris (Suspension), DE Cameron Jordan (Illness), TE Adam Trautman (Knee), QB Jameis Winston (Knee)

New York:

Questionable: CB Michael Carter II (Concussion), G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (Ankle), TE Ryan Griffin (Ankle)

Out: T Mekhi Becton (Knee), RB Michael Carter (Ankle), WR Keelan Cole Sr. (Illness), WR Corey Davis (Groin), TE Tyler Kroft (Chest), QB Mike White (Illness)

New Orleans Saints vs New York Jets Prediction

The New York Jets are allowing 133.4 yards per game on the ground this season. That’s not good news knowing that Taysom Hill will get the start for the Saints with a middle finger injury on his throwing hand.

There’s a good chance that the Saints try to run the football. Hill is questionable but will more than likely play while Alvin Kamara is also questionable and has the chance the start in this game.

Despite the Saints only running for 114.7 yards per game this season, with a better run block, the Saints would more than likely be one of the best rushing teams in the nation, if not the best.

If Hill is able to connect with Kamara and Mark Ingram along with the other wide-outs for New Orleans, this offense could be extremely powerful. Last week, against Dallas, New Orleans didn’t go to the run game with Hill until the second half.

Either the Saints made an adjustment or they just wanted to limit Hill from throwing the ball due to his injury. Either way, the Saints found success when Hill tucked it away against Dallas.

Against the Jets, the Saints will have just as much success. The Jets have been dreadful against the run and really have struggled in the secondary as well. There’s nothing to rave about with the Jets, who are now 3-9 on the season.

Right now, the Jets are allowing 433 yards per game from the opposition, including 280.6 yards passing. Hill can sling it around, especially if the run game starts to break open a bit.

Even on the road, I like the Saints to get back on track. That New Orleans defense has allowed 23 points per game. There’s no Cameron Jordan but overall, that Saints defense usually shows up against bad offenses.

New Orleans Saints vs New York Jets Pick

● Saints -4.5 (-110)

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.

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