The Los Angeles Chargers (2-4) will pay the division-rival Denver Broncos (2-4) a visit in Week 8, as the two AFC West teams will square off at Empower Field at Mile High Sunday afternoon. Newsrooms are independent of this relationship and there is no influence on news coverage. In 2019, Lutz was selected to his first Pro-Bowl - he connected on 87.5% of his field-goal attempts in his Saints career. After meeting with the HC Sunday, Thomas has been fined for conduct detrimental and won't play Mon. The Saints are being given an implied win probability of 78.77% based on their money line odds. They’ll need to win by 9 or more points to cover the spread as a far more profitable bet. He opens this season by successfully making all 9 of his attempted field goals. Kickoff will be at 4:05 p.m. QB Aaron Rodgers threw a trio of first-half touchdown passes in leading Green Bay to a 21-0 lead. Below, we take a look at the early Week 8 betting odds and lines at BetMGM Sportsbook. Credit: Hingle, USA Today Sports. Below, we take a look at the early Week 5 betting odds and lines at BetMGM Sportsbook. OPPONENTS. Terms and conditions apply. Which matchup will most determine this clash between two NFC South foes? Here's your Week 7 snap counts and playing time percentages. New Orleans Saints Saints. For all the latest New Orleans Saints News & Rumors follow: The Saints News Network at www.si.com/nfl/saints or www.saintnews.net. But I have never really played for statistics. The Saints News Network Krewe provides their keys to a New Orleans Saints victory in Week 7. The … The duo's new-found chemistry carried over into Week 5's contest as Sanders was the 'go-to guy' down the stretch registering 14 targets, 12 receptions, and 122 receiving yards. Two players were previously ruled out for the Saints. Here's an update on the latest chapter of the Michael Thomas saga. On Wednesday, NBC Sports' Mike Florio reported for Pro Football Talk that the New Orleans Saints did not suspend the embattled all-star wide receiver -- per a copy of the formal letter Thomas received from Saints coach Sean Payton, he was fined for his $58,823 game check after starting a fight in practice with safety C.J. It's a day that ends with "Y," so Mike Florio found a pot to stir over at Pro Football Talk. Instead, they're bickering with the city's mayor about why they can't pack tens of thousands of fans in the Superdome during a pandemic, and considering a temporary move to LSU's Tiger Stadium. Thomas was seen at the Saints’ practice on Saturday and was listed as participating on a limited basis, which has been the case for the last two weeks. RB Austin Ekeler was lost to injury and could miss up to six weeks. He is impressive to watch.”, — Sean Payton's Thoughts on Justin Herbert Following Monday's Victory. Citing sources "in league circles," Florio raised the question on Saturday with no basis and no knowledge from anyone in a position to know anything about what's going on behind the scenes in New Orleans. Having come out ahead in a down-to-the-wire prime time game with the Los Angeles Chargers, they should have cruised smoothly into their bye week to regroup and prepare for the long haul. He's making it up whole cloth. While Week 5 looks a little more transparent than Week 4, there are still decisions to be made on every team playing. Teddy Bridgewater returns to New Orleans to take on his former team, as the Panthers and Saints meet for a Week 7 NFC South showdown. However, this doesn’t line up with everything we know. Still, it’s a very unusual situation. The former Oregon Ducks star set two rookie records for Monday Night Football - most TD passes in a half (3) and most TD passes thrown in a Monday Night debut (4). Kickoff at Lambeau Field will be Sunday at 1 p.m. But this remains a bizarre subplot. If you’re looking for more sports betting picks and tips, access all of our content at SportsbookWire.com. More details have been reported by NFL insider Josina Anderson, who adds that Thomas was ejected from practice on Friday after the altercation. https://t.co/VaGEkv07yA, — IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) October 11, 2020, Sign up for the Saints Wire newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning. Brees entered Monday night with a 1-48 record when trailing by 17 or more in a ball game. Lutz accounted for 12 of the Saints points Monday night connecting on 3 extra points and 3 field goals, including the go-ahead field goal in overtime. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 11, 2020. Which New Orleans players need to take center stage for the Saints to beat Carolina? He is beginning to like the difference-maker the Saints were hoping to find in free agency. The New Orleans Saints (3-2) defeated the Los Angeles Chargers (1-4) by the score of 30-27 on Monday Night inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The San Francisco 49ers (4-3) head to CenturyLink Field in Week 8 to face the NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks (5-1) Sunday. New Orleans pulls out a crucial NFC South win over Carolina with a terrific offensive performance. RB Alvin Kamara ran for 83 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. Here's a look at who's in and who's out for Week 7's matchup against the Panthers. John Hendrix and Brendan Boylan will breakdown the Panthers vs. Saints contest in their Pregame live broadcast. You can see that you do not really feel like you are playing against a young player. He is someone that gets the ball out of his hands. Register today for free or log in to access this premium article. The Chargers took a 24-14 lead into halftime on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 4 but were outscored 24-7 in the final 30 minutes in a 38-31 loss. ET. I think that he has a promising future. In the past two weeks, Sanders has grown more comfortable in the Saints offense and is an important weapon for Drew Brees, especially without Michael Thomas in the lineup. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Thomas was involved in “an altercation with a teammate at practice this weekend,” and the Saints are sidelining him for Week 5’s matchup as a disciplinary measure. https://www.si.com/nfl/saints/editorial-opinion/by-the-numbers-week-5-2020 Rookie QB Justin Herbert and the Chargers jumped out to a 20-3 lead over the defending NFC SOUTH champions, but Drew Brees led the Saints to a 17 point second half and an overtime victory. It’s unclear which Saints player Thomas fought with or under what circumstances. FIRST DOWNS 1ST DOWNS Rushing Passing By Penalty. Expected to return to the team some time next week. Follow @EstenMcLaren on Twitter. Rookie QB Justin Herbert continued to impress with 290 yards and three touchdowns. WR Michael Thomas remained sidelined but Tre’Quan Smith caught all four of his targets for 54 yards and two touchdowns. The win marks New Orleans' second consecutive comeback victory after trailing by 14 or more. The 2017 third-round pick has been spectacular opposite All-Pro defensive end Cameron Jordan in his fourth year. Below, we take a look at the early Week 8 betting odds and lines at BetMGM Sportsbook. October 6, 2020 12:13 pm. In Week 4, against the Lions, Sanders and QB Drew Brees looked to be on the same page from start to finish for the first time in 2020. The Chargers have looked promising with rookie QB Justin Herbert under center despite their unimpressive 2-4 record. After setting season highs in targets, receptions, and yards last week against the Lions, Emmanuel Sanders provided an encore presentation Monday night. A look inside the numbers of the New Orleans Saints Week 7 Victory over the Carolina Panthers. This was confirmed by Nick Underhill for NewOrleans.Football, who reported that Thomas and Gardner-Johnson were also involved in a fight early last season. Sanders finished with 6 receptions for 93 yards. Follow SportsbookWire on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Chargers-Saints Week 5 Game Status Oct 10, 2020 at 01:00 PM A look at the injury reports of the Chargers and the New Orleans Saints as we head into the fifth week of the 2020 season.