Despite a loss against the Atlanta Falcons last week, the New Orleans Saints still control their own destiny in the NFC South. Three wins in the final three games assures Sean Payton’s squad a division title–and potentially a first-round bye–and that starts on Sunday with a matchup at home against the short-handed New York Jets.
Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET and will be broadcast in select markets on CBS. When looking for a live stream, the first thing you want to do is to find out if the game is in your market or not, which you can do by checking a coverage map here.
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If the game isn’t in your market, you may be able to watch via NFL Sunday Ticket.
The Jets have consistently exceeded expectations this season, but losing quarterback Josh McCown to a fractured left hand figures to serve as a hurdle far too high to jump. Starting in McCown’s place will be third-year pro Bryce Petty, who completed 2 of 9 passes for 14 yards in relief against the Broncos last week. In six appearances (four starts) last year, he completed just 56.4 percent of his passes for 6.1 yards per attempt and a miserable 3-to-7 TD:INT ratio.
When asked Monday if Petty had improved since last year, Jets head coach Todd Bowles didn’t exactly sound sold on his backup quarterback: “I don’t know. Mentally, I know he has come a long way. He’s learned a lot from Josh, just standing on the sideline, him and [Christian Hackenberg]. Until he plays physically, we won’t know that answer.”
Not only is Petty a questionable talent in this league, but he has to go on the road to face a Saints defense that ranks fourth in Football Outsiders’ pass defense efficiency ratings and has mostly shut teams down when Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley have been on the field.
On the other side of the ball, the Saints failed to reach 20 points for the first time since Week 1 in their loss to the Falcons last Thursday, but they are expected to get rookie superstar Alvin Kamara back, which should be enough to turn them back into the team that leads the NFL in yards per play (6.4).
Put it all together, and the Saints are giving up 16 points on the odds sheet, making them the biggest favorite of the week. Again, the Jets have proven a lot of people wrong this year, but this just isn’t likely a spot where they’ll continue that trend.