Saints Set To Take On Packers – What You Need To Know
The New Orleans Saints return to action on Sunday afternoon, when they travel to Green Bay, Wisconsin to take on the Green Bay Packers in a match-up in NFC foes.
The contest represents the fourth road game of the year for the Saints.
Kickoff time at Lambeau Field is scheduled for noon, and you can hear all the play-by-play action on ESPN 1420, as well as 97.3 The Dawg.
You can also watch the game on FOX, and locally on FOX-15.
The Packers lead the all-time series between the two franchises, 16-8, but New Orleans won the last match-up between the two, defeating the Packers, 44-23, back in 2014.
New Orleans, who defeated the Detroit Lions last week, 52-38, has won three-straight, and is 3-2 on the season, while Green Bay, who fell to the Minnesota Vikings, 23-10, will enter at 4-2.
Offensively, the Saints are averaging 29.0 points-per-game, to go along with 372.2 total yards, including 258.4 passing yards, and 113.8 rushing yards-per-game.
New Orleans is led by quarterback Drew Brees, who has thrown for 1,321 yards and 10 touchdowns, along with running back Mark Ingram, who has rushed for 284 yards and two touchdowns, and receiver Michael Thomas, who has caught 28 passes for 321 yards and two touchdowns.
The Packers are averaging 24.5 points, to go along with 318.3 total yards, including 230.0 passing yards, and 88.3 rushing yards a game.
Green Bay, who will be playing without star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who suffered a broken collarbone last week, is paced by receivers Davante Adams and Jordy Nelson, who have combined for 53 catches for 629 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Defensively, the Saints are giving up an average of 23.2 points-per-game, to go along with 326.2 yards-per-game, including 268.4 passing yards and 100.8 rushing yards, while the Packers are allowing 22.5 points, to go along along with 330.4 total yards, including 206.3 passing yards and 119.8 rushing yards.