The undefeated Green Bay Packers travel to the east coast to face the 1-1 New Orleans Saints. The Packers are averaging an impressive 42.5 points per game. Context matters here, as both of those wins came against the Vikings and the Lions, who are a combined 0-5. Both of those teams have been decimated by injuries, specifically in the secondary. That’s not taking anything away from Aaron Rodgers, who looks like his old self through two games.
The Saints didn’t look good on national TV against the Raiders last week after Darren Waller looked like an all-world tight end. Their offense, especially Drew Brees, hasn’t looked anywhere near as potent as many expected heading into the season. It’s hard not to overreact to how poorly Brees has played this season. Not only does his arm look shot, but Brees hasn’t been accurate, either. New Orleans should be able to run the ball all over the Packers.
With Davante Adams doubtful, and New Orleans having competent cornerbacks, I’d expect the Packers to struggle. The more I think about it, the more I think the Saints win big. They’re three-point favorites in this one.