3 Patriots Bold Predictions vs Saints in Week 5

3 bold predictions for the Patriots vs Saints game in Week 5.
3 bold predictions for the Patriots vs Saints game in Week 5. / Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Rhamondre Stevenson Finally Breaks Out

It's been a rough year for Stevenson, who's been one of the most disappointing players on New England's roster so far. He hasn't looked anything like the guy who rushed for over 1,000 yards and racked up nearly 1,500 scrimmage yards last year. Instead, he keeps getting stuffed at the line and is averaging just 2.7 yards per carry.

Stevenson's yet to rush for more than 60 yards in a game this season, but I think this is the week he finally breaks through. After Jones' poor performance last week, look for Bill O'Brien to dial up more run plays and get Stevenson involved early and often.

It also helps that Ezekiel Elliott was a total dud last week. Elliott outperformed Stevenson in Week 3 and was supposed to lead the backfield in Week 4 against his old team, but instead he did nothing with the opportunity, rushing for just 16 yards on 6 carries.

Elliott was signed to be the RB2 for a reason, and that's because Stevenson is much better and more explosive. Stevenson should regain RB1 status in Week 5 and Zeke's role may be diminished, paving the way for a bigger game from Stevenson.

The Patriots need a big game from Stevenson if they want to beat the Saints, and I think he'll be up to challenge.