Three reasons why Packers will beat Saints in Week 1
Packers will find success through the air
Another position where depth is a concern for the Saints is at cornerback. They lost former Pro Bowler Janoris Jenkins this offseason. Ken Crawley is currently listed as a starter along with Marshon Lattimore, although Crawley is dealing with an injury so it’s unclear whether he’ll play next week.
Rookie Paulson Adebo could see a lot of playing time for the Saints in this game. The third-round pick will be tested by Aaron Rodgers early and often.
The Saints do have three-time Pro Bowler Lattimore leading the way at cornerback, and he should see plenty of Davante Adams. That should make for a great battle, but the Packers have other pass catchers who can hurt the Saints’ secondary.
Allen Lazard had 146 yards and a touchdown against the Saints last year. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is an excellent deep threat. Green Bay now has two talented slot receivers in Randall Cobb and rookie Amari Rodgers. Don’t forget about tight end Robert Tonyan, either, after he caught 11 touchdowns in 2020.
The Saints cornerbacks outside of Lattimore will need to step up in this game because Rodgers won’t hesitate to keep throwing their way if he likes the matchups. The Packers’ passing offense could prove to be too much for the Saints in this game.