Saints vs. Vikings NFL Week 4 Betting Lines

New Orleans Saints NFL Week 4 Betting Lines

New Orleans Saints NFL Betting

Life without Drew Brees and Sean Payton has been tough for the New Orleans Saints. From 2006 to 2019, the Saints always finished with a top 10 offense. However, in Payton’s last season at the helm in 2021, New Orleans finished 28th in total offense, and the Saints are struggling on this side of the ball once again this year. They are currently 1-2 after facing every other team in the NFC South in their first three weeks, and they hope to move to .500 against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL’s first London game in 2022 this weekend.

The New Orleans Saints will head across the pond to face the Minnesota Vikings at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. This game will be played on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. ET on NFL Network.

NFL Week 4 Betting Odds

Minnesota Vikings -2.5

New Orleans Saints +2.5

Total: 44

Money Line: Vikings -138, Saints +118

New Orleans Saints Week 4 Matchup

It’s pretty clear what Minnesota wants to do on offense. The Vikings have a solid running back tandem in Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison, and they want to keep the ball on the ground. Cook and Mattison have teamed up to average 4.5 YPC this season, but Cook is considered questionable due to a shoulder injury.

Kirk Cousins is the definition of a league average quarterback, but he is capable of putting up a few nice games a year. Standout receiver Justin Jefferson hasn’t had much success lately though, catching nine passes for 62 yards on 18 targets over the last two games. Adam Thielen and K.J. Osborn have seen their roles in the offense increase, but they aren’t as explosive as Jefferson.

New Orleans has a better defense than you might think given that the Saints rank 19th in scoring defense and 13th in total defense. Opposing quarterbacks are only completing 54.4% of their passes against this secondary, and Marshon Lattimore and Tyrann Mathieu are stars in this unit. Cameron Jordan and Marcus Davenport are good pass rushers too, and they should be able to put pressure on Cousins.

The problem for New Orleans has been the performance of Jameis Winston through the first three quarters. He is 40 of 67 for 324 yards with 0 TDs and 0 INTs through the first three quarters of games, but he explodes in the final 15 minutes. Winston is 33 of 48 for 534 yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions in the fourth quarter through three games.

Minnesota ranks 9th in scoring defense (18.3 PPG) and 30th in total defense (413.3 YPG). This secondary has really struggled, so Winston needs to prove that he can move the ball through the air early in this one.

New Orleans Saints Week 3 Recap

The New Orleans Saints were once again listless on offense until the fourth quarter last week. An Alvin Kamara fumble was returned for a touchdown to give Carolina a 7-0 lead, and the Panthers took a 13-0 lead into a halftime after a Will Lutz 30-yard field goal attempt was blocked. Lutz missed another field goal on New Orleans’ first drive after halftime, and the Saints didn’t score for the first time until there were 12 minutes left in the game. Carolina immediately responded with Baker Mayfield connecting with Laviska Shenault for a 67-yard touchdown, and that effectively ended it.

Mayfield wasn’t great, missing multiple open receivers. If you take out the long touchdown pass, he completed 11 of 24 passes for 103 yards, and he was sacked three times for a loss of 22 yards. Christian McCaffrey was able to post his second straight 100-yard game though, running the ball 25 times for 108 yards in the win.

Jameis Winston found success late in the game but not in the first three quarters. Winston completed 25 of 41 passes for 353 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in the loss. Chris Olave had nine receptions for 147 yards, and Tre’Quan Smith had four catches for 105 yards.

New Orleans Saints Schedule & Results

WEEK MATCHUP RESULT RECORD
Week 1 at Atlanta Falcons W 27-26 1-0
Week 2 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 10-20 1-1
Week 3 at Carolina Panthers L 14-22 1-2
Week 4 vs. Minnesota Vikings - -
Week 5 vs. Seattle Seahawks - -
Week 6 vs. Cincinnati Bengals - -
Week 7 at Arizona Cardinals - -
Week 8 vs. Las Vegas Raiders - -
Week 9 vs. Baltimore Ravens - -
Week 10 at Pittsburgh Steelers - -
Week 11 vs. Los Angeles Rams - -
Week 12 at San Francisco 49ers - -
Week 13 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - -
Week 14 BYE
Week 15 vs. Atlanta Falcons - -
Week 16 at Cleveland Browns - -
Week 17 at Philadelphia Eagles - -
Week 18 vs. Carolina Panthers - -

Despite the departure of Brees and Payton, the Saints still have enough of a brand to get some prime time TV assignments.

The Saints are at the Cardinals on Thursday night Prime Video in week seven. Week nine brings an ESPN Monday Night Football game against the Baltimore Ravens. Week 13 is another Monday Night matchup for the Saints at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

NFL Football Picks

New Orleans Saints Past Seasons (2000)

YEAR RECORD PLAYOFFS
2021 9-8 None
2020 12-4 Lost Divisional Round
2019 13-3 Lost Divisional Round
2018 13-3 Lost Conference Championship
2017 11-5 Lost Divisional Round
2016 7-9 None
2015 7-9 None
2014 7-9 None
2013 11-5 Lost Divisional Round
2012 7-9 None
2011 13-3 Lost Divisional Round
2010 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2009 13-3 Won Super Bowl
2008 8-8 None
2007 7-9 None
2006 10-6 Lost Conference Championship
2005 3-13 None
2004 8-8 None
2003 8-8 None
2002 9-7 None
2001 7-9 None
2000 10-6 Lost Divisional Round

Founded in 1967 as an expansion team, the New Orleans Saints have a colorful history of ineptitude and glory.

In the initial years of the franchise, the Saints could not find their way. New Orleans did not post a winning record until the 1987 season. Those two decades of losing featured one of the most popular players in franchise history.

Quarterback Archie Manning remains a legend to this day. Manning was a star on some really bad teams, and Saints fans never stopped appreciating his efforts against hopeless odds.

Jim Mora was the head coach of the first serious iteration of the Saints. Mora led the franchise to its first four playoff berths. New Orleans was a serious contender for the first time in franchise history in the Mora era that ran from 1986 through 1995.

Sean Payton took over the team in 2006 and led the Saints to their most successful period in team history. From 2006 through 2020, the Saints made the NFL Playoffs nine times. New Orleans won the 2009-10 season Super Bowl. That was the only title in franchise history.

Payton was the head coach during the infamous Bountygate scandal and was suspended for an entire season. But by the time he retired, all of that was forgotten. Payton partnered with quarterback Drew Brees for one of the NFL’s most prolific offenses. Both coach and quarterback are likely Hall of Fame-bound, Gayle Benson, the widow of deceased legendary owner Tom Benson, remains the team's owner. John Mecom Jr. was the original owner that put colorful but losing teams on the field.

Access live betting lines and NFL Betting Lines from your mobile device at BookMaker Sportsbook! You can wager on sporting events as they unfold on television with BookMaker’s live betting platform.

Join Now!

Best Online Casino Promo Code in USA
Back to Top