On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers play a meaningful game without quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the first time in four years. Rodgers and his broken collarbone now give way to Brett Hundley as the Packers try to rebound from last week’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Coming to town are the suddenly resurgent New Orleans Saints, who have ridden an aggressive defense and — unsurprisingly — the right arm of Drew Brees to a 3-2 record. Brees’ yards per game are down from years past, but he is reaping the benefits of having a suddenly strong running game with veteran Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara leading the way.
Here’s your game primer for the teams’ week seven game.
Green Bay Packers (4-2) and New Orleans Saints (3-2)
Sunday, October 22, 2017
12:00 Noon Central Time
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Commentators: Kenny Albert, Charles Davis
Broadcast Map (Packers-Saints is in blue)
Packers Radio Network and Packers.com
Saints favored by 5 points
Over/under total: 47.5
All-Time Series Record
Regular Season: Packers lead 16-8-0
Playoffs: Teams have never played in the postseason
2014, Week 8: @Saints 44, Packers 23