New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers
Welcome back to the NFL season. To start off the NFL season we are able to see the last two Super Bowl Champions and what could be a preview for the NFC Championship game. I never thought I would say a week one out of division matchup would hold such a great significance later in the season, but I feel this matchup is so important that I feel the winner of this game will finish with the best record in the NFC and host the NFC championship game.
Look for both offenses to start fast as even though there was a lockout, the majority of the players on the offensive side of the ball are returning. As for both defenses, both coordinators (Dom Cappers and Greg Williams) love to pressure the quarterback, and create takeaways.
Prediction: Packers 27 Saints 20
Packers beat the Saints 42-34, it was a good game. Drew Brees threw over 400 yards (419yrds), but threw 3 touchdown passes. Aaron Rodgers also threw 3 touchdown passes. One thing that hurt the Saints, was when they went for 4th and 1, decided to pass, should've kicked the field goal. Randall Cobb might be one of the best kickoff returners this year.
If he does another kickoff return touchdown, he will be awesome. Marques Colston got injured late in the game and will miss at least 4 weeks with a broken collarbone. That's gonna hurt the Saints' offense.
I am hoping the Atlanta Falcons beat the Chicago Bears this Sunday.
By - Kavin Caruso, Sep 09, 2011