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Saints vs. Packers Sunday Night Football Preview and Matchup History

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A quick look at the history between the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers as well as a preview of the their upcoming matchup on Sunday Night Football.

Jonathan Daniel

GREEN BAY PACKERS (5-2) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (2-4)

SERIES

PACKERS

SAINTS

SERIES LEADER

16-7

STREAKS

Past 2

COACHES VS. OPP.

McCarthy: 2-2

Payton: 2-1

LAST WEEK

W 38-17 vs. Panthers

L 24-23 at Lions

LAST GAME

9/30/12: Saints 27 at Packers 28. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers completes 31 of 41 passes for 319 yards & 4 TDs. Packers WR Jordy Nelson catches 8 passes for 93 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/24/08: Saints 51, Packers 29. New Orleans QB Drew Brees completes 20 of 26 passes for 323 yards & 4 TDs. Saints WRs Lance Moore & Marques Colston each have 70-yard TD receptions.

BROADCAST

NBC (7:30 PM CT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton, Chris Doering (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 84 (WW1), 93 (GB), 92 (NO). XM: 227 (WW1), 225 (GB), 226 (NO).

STATS

PASSING

A. Rodgers: 141-211-1674-18 (1C)-1-117.3 (1C)

Brees: 178-263-1916 (2C)-11-7-91.7

RUSHING

Lacy: 92-369-4.0-4 (T3L)

K. Robinson: 64-330-5.2-2

RECEIVING

Nelson: 47-712 (1C)-15.1-6 (T2C)

J. Graham (TE): 34-376-11.1-3

OFFENSE

325.4

437.0 (1C)

TAKE/GIVE

+10 (1L)

-8

DEFENSE

362.7

373.7

SACKS

Peppers, Perry: 3

Galette: 4

INTs

Shields, Hayward: 2

3 tied: 1

PUNTING

Masthay: 47.0

Morstead: 44.3

KICKING

Crosby: 47 (23/23 PAT; 8/9 FG)

S. Graham: 45 (15/16 PAT; 10/11 FG)

The Good

  • Drew Brees has passed for 300+ yards and 2+ TDs in all five meetings vs. the Packers. In those five games, he has 1,904 yards (380.8 per game) and a 110.0 QB rating with 14 TDs and 2 INTs. In his last home game against Green Bay, he had a 157.5 QB rating.
  • Pierre Thomas had 121 scrimmage yards (87 rush, 34 receiving) and 2 TDs in the last home meeting against the Packers.
  • Marques Colston had 9 catches for 153 yards and a TD in the last game vs. Green Bay. He has a TD in 3 of the past 4  meetings.

The Bad

  • Aaron Rodgers has won his past two starts vs. New Orleans with a 125.5 QB rating.
  • Eddie Lacy has four rush TDs in his past four games.
  • James Starks had a rush TD in the last meeting against the Saints.
  • Randall Cobb made his NFL debut against the Saints on 9/8/11 and scored 2 TDs (108-yard KR, 32-yard reception).
  • Jordy Nelson aims for his third game in row vs. New Orleans with a TD.
  • Clay Matthews had a sack in the last meeting against the Saints.
  • Julius Peppers has 5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and 2 INTs in his career vs. the Saints.