One of the better games in week 4 is tomorrow’s game featuring the New Orleans Saints, who are still looking for their first win, and the Green Bay Packers, who look to get back on track at Lambeau Field. The game is FOX’s nationally televised game and will kick off at 3:25pm CDT. Let’s take a look at some of the key matchups in this contest.
On paper, this one looks to be a shootout between 2 teams that feature very good QB’s. Drew Brees threw 46 TD passes last season and had nearly 5,500 yards passing. Those gaudy numbers will be tough to duplicate this season, but he’s still Drew Brees. So far, he has 7 TD passes to 5 INT’s in the Saints 3 losses. It’s hard to digest the Saints being winless at this point but don’t be fooled. This team can still light it up and likely will before long.
Aaron Rodgers also had an incredible 2011 season with 45 TD’s in just 15 games and over 4,600 total yards passing. This year, Rodgers has just 3 TD’s to 2 INT’s through 3 games. He has faced San Francisco’s, Chicago’s and Seattle’s defenses who are both solid against the pass. In overall defense, San Fran is ranked 11th, Chicago is ranked 6th and Seattle is 4th, just behind the Packers. By contrast, Brees has faced Washington, Carolina and Kansas City. KC leads those 3 in defensive ranking but is 16th.