New Orleans Saints (3-2) at Green Bay Packers (4-2)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 22, 2017, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Green Bay Packers +6 -- Over/Under: 48
The New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers meet Sunday in NFL action at Lambeau Field.
The New Orleans Saints look for a fourth straight victory to keep pace in a tight NFC South division. The New Orleans Saints have split their last eight road games. Drew Brees is completing 68.9 percent of his passes for 1,321 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. Brees has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn Jr. have combined for 533 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Mark Ingram has 20 receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 113.8 yards per contest, and Ingram leads the way with 284 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 23.2 points and 369.2 yards per game. A.J. Klein leads the New Orleans Saints with 26 tackles, Cameron Jordan has five sacks and Kenny Vaccaro has two interceptions.
The Green Bay Packers hope to remain unbeaten at home to keep their lead in the NFC North. The Green Bay Packers have won six straight home games. Brett Hundley is completing 55.9 percent of his passes for 157 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Hundley enters this game with just 44 career pass attempts under his belt. Davante Adams and Jordy Nelson have combined for 629 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Randall Cobb has 26 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 88.3 yards per contest, and Aaron Jones leads the way with 215 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 22.5 points and 326.2 yards per game. Blake Martinez leads the Green Bay Packers with 48 tackles, Clay Matthews has 2.5 sacks and Damarious Randall has two interceptions.
The Saints are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games in October, 11-2 ATS in their last 13 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Packers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on grass and 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games in October. The Saints are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings, the home team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the over is 8-0 in the last 8 meetings.
The Saints are playing really good football right now, which includes a victory over the Panthers on the road and dropping 52 points last week against a solid Lions squad. The Packers have been finding ways to win games despite an injury list longer than DMX's rap sheet, but that's had a lot to do with Aaron Rodgers being at quarterback. He's out with a broken collarbone, which means Hundley gets the nod, a 24-year-old, who has just 44 career pass attempts. Word is also that the Packers locker room is crushed, which can't exactly help the confidence heading into this game. While there's more factors than just the quarterback position, the bottom line is the Packers have to score points to keep up with Brees and company. I'm not sure they can do that. I'll eat the reasonable line with the Saints on the road.