NFL Week 5, 2019: 20 Bold predictions to consider

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4. Elliott rushes for 200+ yards

Just how great of a job did the New Orleans Saints do in keeping Ezekiel Elliott in check on Sunday night?

Holding a running back with the talent level of Elliott to rushing for just 35 yards on 18 carries is never an easy accomplishment, but the Saints managed to pull off the accomplishment.

As for whether the Green Bay Packers have the ability to do the same, well with all due respect to Matt LaFleur’s squad, the chances of his defense being able to see similar results seems extremely slim.

While it was great to watch Green Bay jump off to an impressive 3-0 start, their run defense was still a major concern, and the unit totally got exposed last week during their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

After watching the kind of success Mile Sanders and Jordan Howard had against the Packers’ defense, one can only imagine how excited Elliott is to face Green Bay at home on Sunday.

Plus, with the Eagles knocking on the door of the Cowboys in the NFC East race, the last thing Dallas wants to see happen is the team suffering another loss, meaning the extra motivation should be there for Elliott to have a monster game.