Predicting the Packers next five games after 1-1 start

Green Bay has a stretch of winnable games over the next several weeks.
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur
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The Green Bay Packers should be sitting at 2-0, but instead they are 1-1 after losing a 12-point fourth-quarter lead to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday.

But, Matt LaFleur's team has a chance for redemption this week against the New Orleans Saints. The Saints are undefeated through the first two weeks of the season, but their competition has been suspect.

While Packers fans definitely hope that their team isn't looking past the Saints, I will. Let's look at the next five games and see where Jordan Love and company might be after Week 8.

Predicting Packers vs. Saints (Week 3)

The days of Drew Brees leading the passing attack in The Big Easy are long gone. The New Orleans Saints are not a good offensive football team. Yes, they'll get some yards through the air, but Derek Carr's quarterback rating through the first two weeks of the season ranks in the back-half of the league.

As a team, the Saints average just over 3.5 yards per carry. so the running game isn't much of a threat either. New Orleans has just three offensive touchdowns this season, and that's been against the Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers.

That's not to suggest that New Orleans is devoid of talent. Chris Olave is quickly becoming one of the best wide receivers in the game, and Taysom Hill presents matchup problems for almost any team. Joe Barry's defense is going to have to scheme a little differently when Hill is in the game.

But with the Green Bay Packers suffering that embarrassing loss last week in Atlanta, Matt LaFleur's team is going to want to put that behind them rather quickly. Since the Packers are back at home this week, and playing on grass, perhaps David Bakhtiari will be back on the field.

With the status of Aaron Jones and Christian Watson not yet known, it's hard to predict a blowout. But Packers fans should expect to leave Lambeau Field happy on Sunday afternoon.

Prediction: Packers 27, Saints 20 (2-1)