Two of the NFL’s greatest every quarterbacks cross path on Sunday Night Football, as Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in Week 3 of the NFL season.Watch Live Free
The Saints are 1-1 after a disappointing 34-24 loss against the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night, while Green Bay arrives in Louisiana on the back of resounding back-to-back wins against the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of Sunday Night Football.
Kickoff time—The Saints host the Packers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 27.
Live stream—NBC’s digital platforms, the NBC Sports website, fuboTV and in selected markets
Odds—FanDuel has the Saints as a three-point favorite and 21/25 to cover the spread, while in moneyline terms New Orleans is a 6/10 favorite and the Packers are 7/5 underdogs. The over/under line in terms of points scored is set at 55.5.
Series history—The Packers lead the all-time series 16-9, but the Saints have won the last two meetings.
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The New Orleans Saints, led by quarterback Drew Brees, face the Green Bay Packers, led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, in an NFL regular season game on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — The Packers haven’t beaten the Saints in New Orleans since 1995 but have played the Saints on the road only three times since then (2002, 2008, 2014). … Packers’ last win in Superdome came vs. Patriots in Super Bowl on Jan. 26, 1997. … Green Bay went 3-1 in prime-time road games last season.
The Packers and 1991 Buffalo Bills are only NFL teams to total at least 85 points and 1,000 yards through the first two games of season. Packers lead the NFL in yards per game (505), yards per play (7.11), yards rushing per game (208.5), yards per carry (6.22), time of possession (38:01) and points per game (42.5).
Packers are first team since 2008 Falcons to rush for 400-plus yards and average at least 6 yards per carry through their first two games. … Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has six TD passes and no INTs this season. … RB Aaron
Jones had a career-high 236 scrimmage yards and three TDs last week, including 168 yards and two TDs rushing. Edge rusher Za’Darius Smith had one sack last week and has a sack in both games.
aints WR Michael Thomas did not play last week with an ankle injury and availability for Week 3 is in doubt. QB Drew Brees passed for 312 yards and a TD with one INT vs. Raiders in Week 2. Brees is completing 64.7% of passes through two games. He completed 74.3% last season, second only to his NFL record 74.4% in 2018.
… RB Alvin Kamara had 174 scrimmage yards, including nine catches for 95 yards, and two TDs rushing in Week 2. Kamara has eight games with at least 50 yards rushing and 50 yards receiving since 2017, tied for second most in
the NFL. The New Orleans defense has not allowed a 100-yard rusher in 45 games. WR Tre’Quan Smith had five catches for 86 yards last week. … DE Trey Hendrickson had one sack and two tackles for loss last week. He has a sack in each of the first two games.
Saints TE Jared Cook played for Green Bay in 2016. He had 30 catches for 377 yards and a TD with Packers. … DT David Onyemata had one sack last week. … Saints will a second home game without fans in the Superdome
this season because of coronavirus pandemic. … Fantasy tip: Rodgers has passed for at least 300 yards in each of his last three games against the Saints and could be tempted to throw a lot this week after the way the New Orleans secondary struggled in Las Vegas in Week 2.