Found December 03, 2012 on
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For the second straight week MarijnPessers has won the Saints Nation Guru award and it's vaulted him alone atop the standings with two victories this season. As Drew Brees has completely imploded, Marijn has done the exact opposite and gotten hot with his prognostication skills. I can only be left to assume he made a deal with the devil to sacrifice Drew Brees performance for a $50 gift card. Selfish trade if you ask me.
OK more seriously: here's how Saints Nation Guru works. Every week I ask four questions plus a bonus question for tie breaking purposes. The winner gets recognition in the following week's post (or insulted if he's Marijn, haha). At the end of the season, the person with the most weekly wins will win a $50 gift card from the NFL shop to buy Saints gear. As mentioned, MarijnPessers currently leads the charge with 2 weekly Saints Nation Guru titles. So with four games left this season you can still easily catch him. Here are the prediction questions for this week:
1. Which player will lead the Giants in receiving yards?
2. Which player will record the Saints' last sack of the game (you can also predict the Saints will not record a sack all game long)?
3. Who will score the Saints' first touchdown?
4. How many turnovers will Drew Brees have?
BONUS: How many yards will Eli Manning pass for?
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