With a 24-12 lead heading into the fourth quarter, it appeared the Packers would be heading back to Lambeau Field with an impressive 2-0 record. Instead, the defense and offense completely shut down, leading to a 25-24 comeback win for the Atlanta Falcons. Up against an undefeated New Orleans Saints team in Week 3, the resolve of Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers will be tested. Read on for our Saints vs Packers prediction, NFL odds and a Packers injury report heading into Week 3.
Green Bay Packers News | Saints vs Packers Prediction
The Packers walk into their home opener with even more injuries than before. Aaron Jones and Christian Watson have continued to miss some practices this week while guard Elgton Jenkins hurt his knee in Week 2 and has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game. For as many injuries as the Packers have had, for the most part, their replacements have been able to pick up the slack. Against a solid Saints team that is solid on both sides of the football, they’ll need to put together their best game of the year.
The biggest question coming into this game, as it has been for seemingly the past decade, is the defense. After looking okay for the start of the Atlanta game, the defense completely fell apart in the second half and was shredded on the ground. While some plays weren’t made that should’ve been, calls for Joe Barry’s job are not going away with those kind of performances. If the defense struggles again against the Saints at home, there may be no way his job survives.
New Orleans Saints News | Saints vs Packers Prediction
The New Orleans Saints come into this game 2-0 after slipping past the Carolina Panthers 20-17 last week. Although they have not been too impressive with just a +4 point differential in their two wins, there is something to be said about their ability to win close games.
The biggest news for the Saints coming into this game is the start of a three-game suspension for safety Marcus Maye for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Maye is a big piece of this Saints defense and their secondary will be hurt by his absence. If the Packers can pick on his replacement, it could be a tough game for New Orleans to pull out.
Saints vs Packers Betting Trends
- The Packers are 1-3 against the Saints in their past four matchups.
- The Packers are 2-0 against the spread (ATS) this season.
- The UNDER is 2-0 for the Saints this season.
- The Saints are 0-1-1 ATS in their last two regular-season games.
Saints vs Packers Injury Report
Green Bay Packers Injury Report
Elgton Jenkings: OUT (Knee)
Zayne Anderson: OUT (Hamstring)
Aaron Jones: Questionable (Hamstring)
Lukas Van Ness: Questionable (Elbow)
Christian Watson: Questionable (Hamstring)
David Bakhtiari: Questionable (Knee)
Jaire Alexander: Questionable (Back)
New Orleans Saints Injury Report
Jamaal Williams: OUT (Hamstring)
Marcus Maye: OUT (Suspension)
Foster Moreau: Doubtful (Ankle)
Ugo Amadi: Questionable (Knee)
Paulson Adebo: Questionable (Hamstring)
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NFC North Football Standings | Green Bay Packers Standings
These NFC North football standings for the Green Bay Packers were updated on the evening of Friday, September 22nd.
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