Report: Saints face Jets as biggest favorites in franchise history, and that might be a bad thing

Alvin Kamara’s return; Josh McCown’s injury; extra rest; the Mercedes-Benz Superdome bump.

Whatever the reasoning, the Saints head into their Week 15 tilt with the New York Jets as 15-point favorites in the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook. That’s the largest spread for the Saints in franchise history, according to ESPN.

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That might not be a good thing, however. The Saints have been 14-point favorites three times (1993 vs. Rams; 2009 vs. Rams and 2009 vs. Buccaneers). They’ve lost two of those games — Rams in ’93 and Bucs in ’09 — both coming at the Superdome, the report said.

The Saints (9-4) come into the game off a tough, 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football. The mid-week game allows them to come into the game with the Jets with extra rest, and apparently returning Kamara, who exited the Falcons loss with a concussion.

For the Jets (5-8), quarterback McCown suffered a season-ending hand injury during their Week 14 loss to the Denver Broncos, meaning Bryce Petty will me making his fifth career start.

For the full report from ESPN, click here.

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