13 October 2019 17:54
With Drew Brees still out with a ligament issue in his thumb, the Saints can use all the help they can get. Well, they may have gotten it from an unexpected place thanks to the magic of Twitter promotions. New Orleans is the underdog heading into its matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but you might see that line (+2.5) start to move after the AFC South team got a blessing from… THE VATICAN. Pope Francis decided to hashtag the word "Saints" in a tweet he sent out Sunday morning, which is included in the NFL's Twitter emoji program, making it appear as if the tweet was dedicated to the New Orleans football team. I'm just assuming this is a tweet about Teddy Bridgewater, who has stepped in for the injured Brees and led the Saints to a 4-1 record.
Bridgewater is coming off the best game of the season, and, having joined the team in 2018, could be considered a "new Saint." The Pontiff is probably already regretting his use of the hashtag after it flooded his mentions with the most depraved people on earth. I'm talking, of course, about NFL football fans. Some fantasy and betting advice: Start every Saints player on your roster and put your mortgage on New Orleans covering. Actually, don't do that second one. This Garnder Minshew guy is special and the power of the mustache may be enough to overcome an accidental blessing.
I'd offer my own blessing to the rookie QB but I don't know how effective it would be, as I am not the Pope. The Saints (4-1) and Jaguars (2-3) kick things off on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. © USA TODAY USA TODAY With running back Alvin Kamara surfacing on the injury report late in the week with an ankle injury, it appeared the Jacksonville Jaguars had a small shot at not having to face the two-time Pro Bowler, but that won't be the case. According to several league insiders, Kamara will take the field Sunday at TIAA Bank Field as the New Orleans Saints will look to garner their fifth win of the season. #Saints RB Alvin Kamara tweaked his ankle this week and missed the last day of practice, but he is expected to play today barring a setback, sources say. He participated in the walk-through on Saturday and that was another sign he should be on the field today. - Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 13, 2019 Kamara will come into Week 6's game with just 75 carries for 342 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown to his name. However, if his ankle is close to 100 percent, he could be up for his first 100-yard rushing game against a Jags defense that is the No. 25 ranked unit against the run and one that just allowed 285 yards and three touchdowns on the ground last Sunday to the Carolina Panthers. In addition to allowing Christian McCaffrey gash them for 176 yards on the ground and two touchdowns, they also allowed him to be the team's second-leading receiver last Sunday as he accumulated 61 yards and a touchdown through the air. With Kamara having 241 receiving yards to his name this year and a receiving touchdown, the Jags will also need to be mindful of his ability as a pass-catcher, as he could spell trouble for them through the air, too. The Honolulu Blueprint: Keys to Lions victory over the Packers in Week 6 How to Watch Panthers vs. Buccaneers, NFL Live Stream, Schedule, TV Channel, Start Time 7 best bets for Week 6 of the NFL Season Steelers DL Stephon Tuitt gets hefty fine for hit on Lamar Jackson GMFB host wants Bills to trade for Stefon Diggs: 'He could be the piece' Related slideshow: The 2019 NFL Season (Provided by imagn)