Packers vs. Saints Week 1 Game Predictions from AllGreenBayPackers.com

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GAME PREDICTIONS
Week 1: Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints
Name Record To-Date This Week’s Pick Score Prediction
Kris Burke 0-0 Green Bay Packers 28-24
Offensive Fireworks complement the ones during the concerts.  Packers defense makes a last minute stand as is becoming their trademark.  This would be a fun NFC title game matchup.
“Jersey” Al Bracco 0-0 Green Bay Packers 31-30
Both offenses move the ball with ease, GB D stiffens more often than NO, forcing 3 Saints field goals. That’s the difference in the game.
Adam Czech 0-0 New Orleans Saints 22-17
Defense usually rules the Thursday night opener and this year will be no exception. I don’t like how the Packers match up against an elite QB with a shiny new toy (Mark Ingram) at RB. Don’t worry, we’ll beat them in the playoffs.
Thomas Hobbes 0-0 Green Bay Packers 17-10
If training camp has been any indication its that the defense seems to be ahead of the offense, and while the Packers and Saints boast two of the most high powered offenses, they also boast two of the best defenses.  It probably comes down to who makes less mistakes.
Zach Kruse 0-0 New Orleans Saints 21-20
The Packers offensive line struggled this preseason, and Saints DC Gregg Williams will be coming after Aaron Rodgers. Both defenses rule the day, but Williams’s blitzes will get home more often then Dom Capers’. Saints TE Jimmy Graham will be a handful.
Chad Toporski 0-0 Green Bay Packers 24-21
With the exception of his first season, Mike McCarthy has never lost a Week 1 game or a home opener. I don’t expect anything to change here, but look for both offenses to try to spread out the opposing defense.
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Chad Toporski, a Wisconsin native and current Pittsburgh resident, is a writer for AllGreenBayPackers.com. You can follow Chad on twitter at @ChadToporski

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  • Adam Czech

    No comments from anyone on our predictions? People must be too fired up for the game to type.

    • Zach Kruse

      Adam, I thought, at the very least, you and I would get crucified for picking the Saints. I’ll do some Twitter marketing

      • BTF

        I read the whole article a couple of hours ago and thought everyone had picked the Packers. I havn’t even started drinking yet….

        • BTF

          Tend to agree with those who see more of a defensive battle. Given my record with predictions I reckon that means that a 70 pt thriller is certain…

          • http://allgbp.com Jersey Al

            That’s exactly my strategy for going with high-scoring.

            • BTF

              Well at least we both know our limitations…;)

              • http://produksiherbal.com/ Henny Lohardjo

                Just wanna say that this is extremely helpful, Thanks for taking your time to write this. “Though thou has never so many counselors, yet do not forsake the counsel of your soul.” by John Ray.

      • Ron LC

        Now we know what you guys are! Actually, I have a hard time disagreeing with you. I am worried, very worried that the 1st team Oline didnot get enough reps in the pre-season. I have a hard time feeling confident with an Oline that didn’t have a steady LG or LT in all but 1 quarter. The rotation crap has set them a good two weeks behind where they should be. In reality, the whole 1st team Oline played a lousy 41/2 quarters out of 16 possible.

        I really hope I’m dead wrong. But until they play a great game tonight I have to agree with Adam and Zach. MM don’t make me do this again, it’s your fault.

  • Justin

    Gregg Robinson? Lol. Don’t try to act like you know their defensive coordinator. It’s Greg WILLIAMS.

    • Zach Kruse

      I’ve been calling him that all week. Fixed up now. Is there any rational reason why I’d be doing that? I can’t seem to think of one at all.

      My apologies Justin.

  • Aaron

    Pack 27 – Saints 10

  • GetRdone

    I predict Jordy Nelson to have a huge game, owing to the fact that Driver is getting old, Jennings will be well blanketed, and Rodgers will come out looking for the big plays.

    Pack 38-Saints 24