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Cheese Curds, 10/20: Packers must slow Saints; two players will face old teammates

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Jahri Evans spent over a decade in New Orleans; now he faces them for the first time as an opponent.

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The Green Bay Packers have a pair of players on the 53-man roster who have spent time on the New Orleans Saints’ roster in recent years, and both of these individuals are looking forward to seeing some familiar faces when the two teams meet at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

Of course, Jahri Evans’ and Joe Callahan’s tenures in Louisiana couldn’t be much different. Evans was the Saints’ starting right guard for eleven seasons, making six Pro Bowls and being named a first-team All-Pro player four times. Callahan spent just eight days on the Saints’ active roster last October, landing there for a week after New Orleans claimed him on waivers.

On Sunday, Drew Brees will suit up on the opposite sideline from these two after being a close friend to Evans and (briefly) a mentor to Callahan. He will be the biggest challenge the Packers will face this weekend, as the defense will need to be at the top of its game. In today’s Curds, we have a look at how to keep Brees in check, interviews with both of the two former Saints, and much more.

Jahri Evans gives Green Bay Packers' offensive line stability - ESPN
Evans has been a saving grace for the Packers' line, playing every snap so far (pardon me while I find the biggest piece of wood I can to knock on). He acknowledged this week that there's something a little bit special about playing against his old team this Sunday.

Previewing Saints offense: Packers must find a way to limit Drew Brees | Packers Wire
Expect Kevin King to shadow wide receiver Michael Thomas, and the pass rush needs to find a way to get pressure immediately off the snap.

Packers Notes: Joe Callahan an eager student of Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers | Packersnews.com
The Packers’ new second-string quarterback has spent time with both of the future Hall of Famers, and was sure to soak up everything he could from each of them. Meanwhile, the word is out on Quinten Rollins’ injury: it’s a torn Achilles tendon.

Packers, Microsoft join forces to drive economic growth, job creation in Wisconsin | Packers.com
TitletownTech is the name of a joint venture between the two organizations, and the goal is to improve the landscape in Green Bay and its surrounding areas for technology businesses.

Amazing reason why KFC’s Twitter account follows Packers CB Herb Waters | Packers Wire
I'll spoil it for those of you who didn't see it on Twitter yesterday. KFC follows eleven accounts: the five Spice Girls and six people named Herb. Eleven herbs and spices.

The Chiefs-Raiders ending was completely bonkers. Let's review - SBNation.com
For those of you who, like me, couldn't stay up and watch the end of last night's game, here's the insane five-play sequence that got Oakland a huge divisional victory.