The New Orleans Saints lost their second primetime game in a row, dropping the Sunday night showdown against the Green Bay Packers 37-30.
Without Michael Thomas, the New Orleans Saints took the field after a crushing Week 2 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. Squaring up with one of the best teams in the league, the Drew Brees-led Saints took on the Aaron Rodgers-led Packers.
With a flurry of points and possessions along with a few crucial turnovers, the Saints weren’t able to recover an onside kick with 32 seconds left. They kicked a field goal with that time remaining to give themselves a chance after entering halftime down four.
There were several positives and negatives for the Saints in this game, but the most notable and most impactful was their inability to stop the Packers offense.
Yes, injuries on the line to Andrus Peat are concerning, but the Saints must figure out how to give up under 34 points to even give Brees’ offense a chance. The Packers put up 37 just a week after the Raiders put up 34.
The Saints need to do better defensively. Getting Marcus Davenport back defensively and Michael Thomas back offensively in the next few weeks will help, but they’ll need to come together and do more to stop opponents.
That said, let’s dive into two winners and three losers from the team’s Sunday Night Football thriller.