Packers Notebook: Final Thoughts About Saints Game

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Sep 17, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jayden Reed (11) runs past Atlanta Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell (24) for a touchdown in the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers are on a mission to avoid dipping below the .500 mark for the first time this season as they prepare to welcome the New Orleans Saints for their highly-anticipated home opener at Lambeau Field.

The Saints, boasting an unblemished 2-0 record, may seem like a formidable opponent on paper. However, there’s a sneaking suspicion that their spotless record might be somewhat deceptive, considering they’ve primarily faced less-than-stellar adversaries in their first two outings.

Nevertheless, the Saints will undoubtedly provide the Packers with their sternest challenge yet. The Packers are seeking redemption following the disappointment of blowing a 12-point fourth-quarter lead to the Atlanta Falcons last week. To succeed, they’ll need to harness the energy of their home crowd, play a disciplined game, and look to their star playmakers to shoulder the load.

Here are some final thoughts about the Green Bay Packers Week 3 game against the Saints, including Christian Watson, Jaire Alexander and more.

As kickoff approaches, let’s delve into my final thoughts on the Packers’ offensive, defensive, and special teams units, beginning with the latter.

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