Heading into this season, here is a preview of the opponents the New Orleans Saints will face in 2020, continuing with the Green Bay Packers.
The New Orleans Saints have a chip on their shoulder going into 2020 after losing in the Wild Card round of the playoffs to the Minnesota Vikings. This season, they are hoping that the outcome will be different.
Here is a look at their Week 3 opponent after looking at their Week 2 opponent a few days ago.
2019 Season in Review
The Green Bay Packers are the team that beat out the New Orleans Saints for the second bye week spot in last year’s playoffs. Like the Saints, they too went 13-3 in the regular season losing to just the Eagles, Chargers, and Niners.
The would go on to play the Seattle Seahawks in the second round of the playoffs and beat them. Their season would end in the next round against the 49ers who went on to lose the Super Bowl to the Chiefs.
2020 Offseason Wrap-Up
The Green Bay Packers let go of coach Mike McCarthy this year and hired coach Matt Lafleur to take his place. The had a decent free agency bringing in defensive help in Za’Darius Smith and Adrian Amos.
They also improved their defense in the draft by selecting Darnell Savage out of Maryland and Rashan Gray from the University of Michigan.
2020 Matchup Preview
This year’s matchup will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 27th. It is listed as a Sunday night primetime game. It will feature two of the NFC’s best talents and two future Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks squaring up.
2020 Gameday Projection
The Saints feel as if they deserved the spot that the Packers got in last year’s playoffs.
The Packers also didn’t improve as well as the Saints did and there is now controversy in their locker room over Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love, only cause the team could use Love in a Taysom Hill-like role. What could that mean for the veteran Rodgers?
The Saints will come out on top in this one. It will not be a blowout, nor a shootout. Both teams improved their defense from last year. I expect the Saints to edge out the Packers in this low scoring game at home starting the season at 3-0.