Texans will beat the Saints

By Kainoa Deguilmo, sports editor

On Sunday, the New Orleans Saints will travel to Houston to play the Texans. Drew Brees and the Saints have struggled this year and sit atop a 4-6 record. New Orleans is fourth in their division, NFC South.

The Houston Texans haven’t been horrible, but then again they haven’t been the greatest either. Houston is 5-5 right now and is in second place in AFC South.

The Saints lost their most recent game on Nov. 15, to the Washington Redksins with the final score of 47-14. Yes, you read that right. The Texans won their last game, and, against the New York Jets, winning 24-17.

Drew Brees leads the Saints in passing, throwing for 2,972 yards, completing 257 out of 370 passes, and has 20 touchdowns on the season so far.

Mark Ingram leads New Orleans in rushing and has carried the ball 145 times for 661 yards. He is averaging over four yards per carry and has five touchdowns on the season.

Brandin Cooks is the number one receiver on the team with 701 yards on 50 catches. Cooks is currently averaging 14 yards per catch and has six touchdowns on the season.

Brian Hoyer leads Houston in passing and has completed 141 out of 237 passes for 1704 yards with 13 touchdowns.

Alfred Blue is the team’s number one rusher this season and has wracked up 353 yards on 141 carries. Blue averages over three yards per carry and has one touchdown on the season.

Former Clemson wide-out, DeAndre Hopkins, leads the Texans in receiving. Hopkins has caught 76 passes this season for 1045 yards and averages 13.8 yards per catch and has nine touchdowns on the season.

For this game I’m taking the Houston Texans for the win. Overall, they’ve been stronger this year. Drew Brees is a great quarterback, but he hasn’t really had much help from the rest of the team. Brian Hoyer isn’t exactly a great quarterback…at all…BUT he has gotten so much help from DeAndre Hopkins, and J.J. Watt will have a monster day.