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3 Patriots who can ruin Week 3 for the New Orleans Saints

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The New Orleans Saints face the New England Patriots on Sunday with both teams sitting at 1-1 on the year. The last time these two teams played, Drew Brees was the quarterback for NOLA and Tom Brady was the signal-caller for the Pats but that’s not the case anymore, as Brees retired and Brady is now in Tampa.

Instead, we get Jameis Winston vs. Mac Jones when the Saints square off against the Patriots. New England looked good last week but to be fair, they were playing against a lousy Jets team, so that will make anyone look good.

With the Patriots on the other side of the field this weekend, let’s take a look at three members of the bad guys who could make Week 3 a difficult one for NOLA.

3. Matt Judon

The Patriots spent a lot of money in free agency this offseason and one of their biggest acquisitions was former Ravens pass-rusher, Matt Judon, who had a big game against New York. Judon gives New England a massive force along the line of scrimmage and he sacked Zach Wilson once last week while hitting him twice.

With how poorly the Saints’ offensive line played last week, we don’t really know what to expect from them moving forward. Was it just one bad game or will Erik McCoy’s absence continue to drag this unit down?

If it’s the latter, Judon could be an absolute nightmare for the Saints to face this weekend. He could make it a long day for Jameis Winston.