It’s a matchup between two future Hall of Famer quarterbacks in Week 3’s Sunday Night Football game, as Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers take on Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome in a battle of the favorites to win the NFC. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Green Bay Packers vs New Orleans Saints Regular Season Week 3 Game on September 27, 2020
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
When: Sunday, September 27, 2020, 8:20 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NBC
Betting on the Green Bay Packers (+3.5)
Regular Season Record: 2-0
Who said Aaron Rodgers is washed? So far, Rodgers is playing in vintage form, recently leading the Packers to a 42-21 home win over the Detroit Lions last Sunday. Rodgers went 18-of-30 for 240 passing yards and two touchdowns without an interception against the Lions. The Packers might have to rely more on the talent of Rodgers to squeeze out every potential of the team’s receiving corps in Week 3, as star wide receiver Davante Adams is in danger of missing the Saints game because of a hamstring injury. Adams reportedly didn’t practice on Wednesday, though, that could also just be the Packers being careful with their top downfield weapon. That aside, the Packers will also still ride the Aaron Jones express. Jones had 168 rushing yards and two touchdowns against the Lions and led the team with 68 receiving yards and a touchdown on four receptions. The Saints have a formidable run defense, but Jones’ pass-catching ability can see him find ways to get around New Orleans’ stop unit. The Packers’ defense, on the other hand, had four sacks against Detroit and will look to put the pressure on Drew Brees.
The over is 2-0 in the Packers’ last two road games.
Betting on the New Orleans Saints (-3.5)
Regular Season Record: 1-1
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Hopefully, for the Saints, their bad play on the road against the Las Vegas Raiders won’t follow them back home when they host the Packers this coming Sunday. The Saints, who lost to Las Vegas in Week 2, 34-24, need Drew Brees to return to his old form — with or without Michael Thomas. Brees has been underwhelming this season, passing for just 472 yards and three touchdowns and an interception while also coming up with a 39.4 quarterback rating. Of course, the Saints’ passing attack is not getting any lift from the absence of Thomas, who’s very much unlikely to play against the Packers because of an ankle injury he suffered in Week 1’s win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Much of the Saints’ offense will revolve around Alvin Kamara, who led the team in rushing (79 yards and two touchdowns) and receiving (95 receiving yards) against the Raiders. New Orleans’ defense was torched by Darren Waller in Week 2, but they won’t have as much problem defending against the tight ends this week, as the Packers don’t have an elite player at that position.
The Saints are 5-5 against the spread in their last 10 games at home.
The Packers win, 28-23.
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