Yes, the officials absolutely screwed the pooch when he Packers fell on the road on a time expiring touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to J.D. Williams.
Oops, I meant Golden Tate albeit it truly is what it is at this point in time. The replacement officials have been dropped like a bad habit, and the hope is that the Packers are back to kicking teeth in.
Clay Matthews and A.J. Hawk headline this defense and they better bring it against a Drew Brees-led offense that is craving a victory. Any sort of win would be great for the 0-3 Saints, but is it possible that Green Bay needs this game even more?
Drew Brees has had zero help from his 32nd rated defense that just gave up another TD in case you blinked. Aaron Rodgers was a top pick in the majority of fantasy drafts and he has disappointed us all through three games.
Everybody seriously needs to take a chill pill on the Packers and Rodgers. Greg Jennings is due to go bonkers a bit against soft coverage, but Jordy Nelson has been such a bust that he is also expected to finally improve upon what so far has been a disappointing season.
Nelson had a career season last year and has failed to haul in a TD pass or a play longer than 28 yards. Jennings did miss a game (groin), but has just 69 yards on 11 receptions!
These two Pro Bowlers need to perform as such or else this franchise with Super Bowl aspirations will crumble to a team that misses the postseason thanks to a botched and blown last second call.
Four of the next five opponents are pitiful and that should bolster the production and more importantly the confidence of the Pack. After New Orleans the Packers have Indianapolis, St. Louis and Jacksonville coming up (Texans too).
Competing against three of the worst teams in the NFL is always helpful and I am willing to project that the offensive totals double in terms of points and TD because it simply has to.
Indianapolis and St. Louis made Jay Cutler and Sam Bradford look like future Hall of Famers earlier in the year, and Rodgers should be able to stay clean in the pocket as well.
The pass rush for the Saints is nothing special even with Will Smith demanding some attention. The linebackers have been suspect at best and Patrick Robinson among everybody else has been prone to allowing the devastating home run ball.
Rodgers still is the king of those and we should expect a few receivers breaking loose into the secondary in this expected blowout.
Network: FOX (714)
Time: 4:25 p.m. Eastern
Experts Pick: Packers by 7.5
Danny V’s Pick: Packers 38, Saints 21