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The New Orleans Saints will clash with the host Green Bay Packers on Friday night in Week 2 of the preseason. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m. ET from Lambeau Field. Coverage will be televised on each team’s local channel.
The Texans narrowly edged the visiting Saints 17-13 in Week 1 of the preseason. Jeff Driskel connected with Johnny Johnson III for the game-winning 6-yard touchdown with 25 seconds left. Saints quarterback Andy Dalton went a perfect 5-for-5 with 51 yards and a nine-yard touchdown to Dwayne Washington. Ian Book completed 15 of his 22 passes for 121 yards and an interception.
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The San Francisco 49ers pushed past the visiting Packers 28-21 in Week 1 of the preseason. Brock Purdy found Tanner Hudson for a five-yard touchdown and KeeSean Johnson on the two-point conversion for the go-ahead score with 7:58 to go. Packers backup quarterback Jordan Love got the starting nod and went 13-for-24 with 176 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. Love struck on a deep 76-yard touchdown to rookie Danny Gray in the first quarter.
Last season, the Saints’ offense ranked 15th in rushing yards (117.1), 19th in points (21.4), and last in passing yards (187.4). Three players saw the majority of action at quarterback: Jameis Winston (1,170 yards, 14 touchdowns, three interceptions), Trevor Siemian (1,154 yards, 11 touchdowns, three interceptions), and Taysom Hill (978 yards, four touchdowns, five interceptions). Siemian is now on the Chicago Bears.
Marquez Callaway anchored the Saints with 46 receptions, 698 yards, and six touchdowns. Deonte Harty tallied 36 receptions, 570 yards, and three touchdowns.
Alvin Kamara carried the rushing load for the Saints with 898 yards and four touchdowns. Kamara also added 47 receptions, 439 yards, and five receiving touchdowns.
Defensively, the Saints ranked fourth in points allowed (19.7). Defensive end Cameron Jordan led the Saints with 12.5 sacks. Defensive end Marcus Davenport collected nine sacks. Linebacker Demario Davis was tops on the Saints with 105 tackles. Marshon Lattimore, Paulson Adebo, C.J. Gardner-Johnson, and P.J. Williams each finished with three interceptions.
Last season, the Packers’ offense ranked eighth in passing yards (253.8), 10th in points (26.5), and 18th in rushing yards (111.8). Packers legend Aaron Rodgers passed for 4,115 yards, 37 touchdowns, and four interceptions. Rodgers’ top target from last season was Davante Adams, who’s now on the Las Vegas Raiders. Adams tallied 123 receptions, 1,553 yards, and 11 touchdowns. Allen Lazard recorded 40 receptions, 513 yards, and eight touchdowns.
A.J. Dillon and Aaron Jones split the rushing duties for the Packers. Dillon rushed for 803 yards and five touchdowns. Jones collected 799 yards and four touchdowns.
Defensively, the Packers were tied for 19th in points allowed (21.8). Linebacker De’Vondre Campbell led the Packers with 146 tackles along with two interceptions. Linebacker Rashan Gary had a team-high 9.5 sacks. Cornerback Rasul Douglas finished with a team-best five interceptions. Safety Adrian Amos recorded 93 tackles and two interceptions.
The Saints finished with a winning record (9-8), however they missed the playoffs. The Packers captured the NFC North with a 13-4 record and lost to the 49ers in the Divisional round.
The Packers are favored by three points vs. the Saints. For the money line, it’s Saints +140 and Packers -160. The over/under is set for 38.5 points.
Expect the under to occur in a preseason game that should feature many players from both sides. The Packers will cover the spread and beat the Saints to get in the preseason win column.
Written by Rolando Rosa, our US sports betting industry expert.