Expert Picks Week 9: Sunday Afternoon

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Line: New Orleans -6 at New York Jets — O/U 45.5

The Jets need to sustain drives and pound the ball against a vulnerable Saints rush defense. They have limited options in the pass game, and it will be essential to keep Drew Brees and company off the field. For all New York’s success in the trenches, their secondary has struggled and Antonio Cromartie is nursing a knee. At the end of the day, New Orleans’ efficient passing attack will wear down an overworked Jets defense. Look for Darren Sproles to bide his time and exploit mismatches in coverage.

Prediction: 30-17 New Orleans