The New Orleans Saints had no trouble routing the Packers
By Bob Garcia
The Saints walk away from their Week 1 game with a solid, overwhelming performance
All odds, expectations and commentary aside, the New Orleans Saints were able to leave more than a few people speechless after their easy win yesterday when they took on the Green Bay Packers at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL. Many words can be appropriate to describe the impressive 38-3 result in a game of which many expected to see the Packers come out on top. Not only do the Saints no longer have Drew Brees, but they were also unable to play in their own stadium, not to mention the myriad injuries to their players and the uncertainty in the performance of their new quarterback. Still, the Saints dismantled the Packers in an astonishingly thorough fashion.
It’s no secret that New Orleans was at its complementary peak, and the result is a clear indication of what the team is capable of now that the new NFL season has begun. The Saints were flawless on four trips inside the red zone and made the most of the assistance provided by the defense. In addition, it appears that the confidence placed in Jameis Winston as a quarterback was a good decision by Saints head coach Sean Payton. Winston caught five touchdown passes in 14 completions. The offensive line should also get credit, which dominated Green Bay throughout.
Explosive play was not required by the Saints on special teams because of the great job done on both offense and defense. Many of the factors against the Saints made the favoritism lean more towards their opponent, but there is no doubt that whoever had faith in the Black & Gold, woke up today with a lot of money in their pocket. Payton was determined to put together a team to start off on the right foot and now hopes to continue on that same path for the rest of the season.