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This week we ask our readers if they believe the Chargers can go into New Orleans on Sunday night and defeat the 0-4 Saints.
The New Orleans Saints have opened the 2012 season by losing their first four games. The San Diego Chargers, on the other hand, are 3-1 with two divisional road game victories. On Sunday, the Chargers will take on the Saints in New Orleans on Sunday Night Football on NBC.
If that was the only information you had to go on, you'd probably think the Chargers were clear favorites to go in and trounce the Saints. That isn't the only information we have, though, and the Saints are the betting favorites this weekend. Perhaps people don't believe in the Chargers yet, or perhaps they're just not ready to give up on Drew Brees and the Saints.
The question this week is, "Do you think the Chargers will win?" Please note that the question isn't, "Do you want the Chargers to win?" or "Do you hope the Chargers will win?" I already know the answer to that question because you're a bunch of Chargers fans on a Chargers blog. Answer the question I asked.
The Saints' losses have been mostly close. They were a holding penalty away from winning yesterday at Green Bay. They had an 18 point lead over the Chiefs at one point two weeks ago. Drew Brees still looks like the Drew Brees that won a Super Bowl and he's still surrounded by an immense amount of talent.
The Chargers' three wins have all been against bad football teams. The one good football team they played, the Atlanta Falcons, absolutely destroyed them. The Saints probably aren't a good football team, but they also don't look like a bad one and they have a pretty substantial home field advantage.
Vote in the poll and let us know in the comments why you voted the way you did.
Will the San Diego Chargers defeat the New Orleans Saints this week?
Yes and they'll do so easily. (90 votes)
Yes but it will be close. (458 votes)
No but it will be close. (180 votes)
No and they're going to get destroyed. (66 votes)
794 total votes