Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/7/12
To their credit, New Orleans hasn't given up on their season despite having to play with the distraction of Bountygate and without their head coach, Sean Payton.Drew Brees has struggled against good defenses this year, but the Giants' defense has struggled with consistency themselves.Who will show up and dominate this week? And will we see the good Eli who has 24 fourth-quarter comebacks and two rings, or the downright awful Eli who threw four picks and 0 touchdowns in a three game slump from Week 8 to Week 10?Here are three bold predictions for Sunday’s slugfest:Drew Brees shows more cracks in his gameAfter single-handedly costing New Orleans the game and possibly their playoff hopes last week with a ridiculous five-interception game, Drew Brees is due for a bounce-back game, right? Wrong.Brees and the Saints are blessed with playing in the lowly NFC South and have been fortunate enough to play some of the worst defenses in the league in their non-divisional matchups.What happened ...
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