By now we are all sick and tired of watching and hearing about the controversial ending in last Monday Night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, so just imagine how disgusted the Packers are over being robbed in the situation. Now the Pack looks to take their frustration out on the surprisingly woeful New Orleans Saints at home in Lambeau Field in week four.
The Packers offense has surprisingly been pedestrian ranking 26th in league in total yards (304.3 per game), 21st in passing yards (226 per game), 27th in rushing yards (78.3 per game) and tied for 26th in points (19 per game). Aaron Rodgers has only passed for three touchdowns so far and needs to get his game on track in order for Green bay to correct their disappointing 1-2 start. The Green Bay offense is also going to need a stronger effort out of Cedric Benson (46 carries for 144 yards and a TD this season) and the running game if they want to avoid losing their third game of the year already.
The Green Bay defense has been lights out this season ranking third in total yards allowed (261 per game), first in passing yards allowed (125.3 per game) and tied for seventh in points allowed (18 per game) which is also a shock because last season that was their major Achilles. Clay Matthews leads the NFL with six sacks and has been on a mission all season long to destroy any and every quarterback that he lines up against, Drew Brees better watch out.
Speaking of Mr. Brees he is also having a terrible start to his season tossing five interceptions already as the Saints are off to a winless beginning to their 2012 campaign (0-3). New Orleans is scoring points however ranking ninth in the league in points (27.7 per game) and 10th in total offensive yards (377.3 per game) it’s the opposite side of the ball that is the reason for their terrible start.
The Saints defense is down right atrocious ranking last in the league in both total yards allowed (477.3 per game) and rushing yards per game (215 per game) along with being tied for 30th in points allowed (34 per game) and 25th in passing yards allowed (262.3 per game). If defensive coordinator Steve Spagnola can’t figure away to get his unit to stop Rodgers and the Packers offense in this game they will fall to 0-4 and can truly kiss their season goodbye.
That’s probably what will happen for the Saints after this one; they’ll be saying goodbye to their season as the packers will get the upper hand in this one 41-34.