More straight picks even though last week was not good.
Carolina has to be ranked among the worst three teams in the NFL right now. They lost three games (two at home) to mediocre (at best average) teams by double digits. As long as Carolina can't get their running game going, the Saints defense is definitely one that creates turnovers and will probably feast on Claussen's first road start.
At what point will the bookies stop considering preseason rankings and go with what we see on the field? The 49ers have been awful, and Atlanta is a much better home team than road team. Atlanta destroyed them in San Francisco last year and I can't imagine that this will be close unless San Francisco creates a bunch of turnovers.
Running total: -2.5