Aerial Display In Store: Drew Brees Vs. Aaron Rogers In Season Opener

WR Devery Henderson Catches A Pass and First Down Against The Packers (Source: zimbio.com)

The 2011 NFL season, assuming it will start on time, will kickoff on Sept. 8, 8:30 pm est, with a marquee match up of the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints.

The match up, which should please, will feature the past two Super Bowl MVPs, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers.

Brees and Rodgers quarterback two of the most potent offenses in the NFL. Also, both teams possess magnificent, top 10 defenses.

The NFL did a great job of scheduling a game that will have Saint and Packer fans, or just NFL fans in general, excited for the start of the season, especially after an off-season of turmoil and uncertainty.

Other notable prime time games featuring the New Orleans Saints include: Sunday Night Football vs. the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 23, Monday Night Football vs. the New York Giants on Nov. 28 and Monday Night Football vs. NFC South rival Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 26.

New Orleans has a schedule, that I have said in a previous post, primes them to make another NFC South division title and a run at another Super Bowl championship.

New Orleans hosts it tougher opponents such as Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis and the New York Giants, while traveling to opponents that struggled in 2010.

The release of the 2011 NFL schedule gives fans hope that a new CBA will be in place before the season begins, and that all 16 games will be played on time.

Without a CBA, free agency has been nullified. However, the NFL Draft will still be underway on April 28 at Radio City Music Hall in NYC.

So have faith in the 2011 schedule, the draft and the season altogether. The Saints are going to do special things this upcoming season.

Who Dat!

Topics: 2011 NFL Schedule, Drew Brees, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Saints Green Bay Packers Nfl Season 2011 Super Bowl Mvp Cba Free Agency Nfl Draft

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  • Dave

    In N.O. might be competitive. Not likely so in G.B. Saints gave up 41 to the Seahawks QB Matt Hassellbeck and average receivers. Aaron Rodgers and his receivers will light up the deficient Saints secondary. Packer pass defense and pass rushers will make life difficult for Drew Brees. 51-17 sounds about right.

    • Keith Null

      Dave-

      I think 51-17 is wishful thinking there my friend. The Saints and Brees are more than capable of hanging with Rogers and the Packers. Admitedly the Packers are a tough team to play, but I seem to recall the complete destruction of them by the Sains a few seasons ago. Before you fly-off the handle and say that was then this now, ditto to you about the Seattle game. “deficient Saints secondary” – what team are you watching, because it ain’t New Orleans.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/JeramyEidsonWDD Jeramy Eidson

        I remember that game, Lance Moore went to town. And I believe Pierre Thomas had a good game, too.

  • Jeff in Co

    I agree..just because the Saints had an off game against the Seahawks it won’t be a walk in the park for my Packers. But I can see 31-17 Packers over the Saints in that opener! If only it was in the middle of December..then maybe that higher score might happen! Gonna be a great game by two great teams either way!

  • Dave

    A couple of seasons ago when they played the Saints in N.O. the Packers had Al Harris and Charles Woodson starting at corner. Now Woodson plays the slot receiver and Tramon Williams and Sam Shields cover the split out wide receivers. Big difference in speed and athleticism.

    GB is tops in the league in QB rating allowed and 2nd in interceptions. Most of their players are young and with injured players coming back, they will be better, possibly much better than last year.

    Saints will turn it over and get killed in a passing shootout between Rodgers and Brees because of GB’s pass rush and secondary. Their only hope for a competitive game is to power run it and shorten the game/limit offensive possessions but even that is a long shot.

    Seemed to work for the Steelers for awhile in the 2nd half of the Super Bowl but they were a dropped pass away from being down 28-10 and getting blown out also. The Steelers had the #1 scoring defense, #1 at QB sacks, very physical, etc. but still got beat. IF the Saints get 120-130 yards rushing, I could see Jeff’s 31-17 GB prediction coming true, otherwise I think it will be more one sided.