The Green Bay Packers will enter Sunday Night Football of Week 3 with a perfect, but surprising 2-0 record. Many people pegged the Lambeau Legends for a bit of regression in 2020, but it’s yet to materialize. A comeback victory last week against their divisional rivals from Detroit has Aaron Rodgers and Co. entering riding a wave of confidence. Their defense has been solid, and they’ve done enough offensively to show their poise in tight games.
That said, entering New Orleans in a primetime spot is always a tough matchup, despite injuries for the Saints. Michael Thomas will not suit up for Drew Brees, but there are still a ton of talented pieces that can do damage. Last week was a downer for Sean Payton’s crew as they collapsed late in the second-half in Las Vegas. If they could’ve quit while they were ahead, they surely would’ve in Sin City – but the Saints’ late downfall has made them hungry to reverse fortunes in Week 3.
This should be a thrilling affair, and potentially one with a lot of excitement with a posted total in the 50’s. For updated team news and betting analysis, continue on reading beneath the BetOnline odds. It’s the Saints vs. Packers in a huge NFC showdown, and we have your betting needs covered. Good luck with your Sunday Night Football wagers!
Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints Betting Odds:
Green Bay Packers +3 (-105)
New Orleans Saints -3 (-115)
Over 52 (-110)
Under 52 (-110)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints Pick:
It will be very interesting to see how effective Aaron Rodgers and this Packers’ attack can be against a solid New Orleans stop unit. The Packers have feasted on lowly defenses through two weeks, and the Saints set up nicely to combat their offense.
Aaron Jones was an absolute beast last week for Green Bay, but don’t count on him establishing himself too much on Sunday night. The Saints are quite solid against opposing rushers, but there is still some skepticism surrounding the middle of New Orleans’ defensive unit.
This could force Aaron Rodgers to look downfield more often and be forced to move the ball with his arm. That could be tough given the fact that Davante Adams is unlikely to suit up. The Packers’ top receiver is banged-up and likely unavailable. Against a stellar Saints’ secondary, expect Green Bay to finally have some difficulty in moving the ball.
For New Orleans, the key for them in this contest has to be staying disciplined. Though they enter with a 1-1 record, it really should be a perfect 2-0. This is a great team that has continually hurt themselves with ill-advised penalties. They’ve conceded 248 yards due to penalty through just two games, and simply must be smarter on Sunday night.
Sean Payton has surely been harping on his players about maintaining their composure, and without Michael Thomas at receiver – it’s certainly going to take more of a team-first approach to defeat Green Bay.
Look for the Saints to really rely on a steady dose of Alvin Kamara and the ground game. While much has been made about Drew Brees’ arm in recent weeks, that shouldn’t be much of a concern in this game as the Saints will surely look to bully the Packers’ defensive front and linebacking crew. Green Bay’s run defense remains suspect, and the Saints should be able to control the game by establishing Kamara early and often.
Too much is being made about Green Bay beating flawed Vikings and Lions teams through two weeks. New Orleans is by far the better team here, and should be able to expose the Packers’ stop unit with regularity. If you’re with me on the Saints bet it early, as this line is due to tick past the key number of three points. For now, roll with New Orleans to come through for us on Sunday Night Football.