In years past, the Packers and Saints have been a marquee matchup between two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks. Often, the games have been entertaining and high scoring affairs. In Week One of 2021, the Saints were playing in their first regular season game without Drew Brees on the roster and it seemed the Packers were ready to make up for a heartbreaking end to their season the year prior and come firing out of the gates. Saints: 38 Packers: 3 – Final. A game that left analysts around the country asking if the Packers should be worried and if the Saints were better off with Winston than Brees. Week One is typically a wild one but this game was an anomaly on all accounts. Rodgers threw for 133 yards, zero touchdowns and two picks. Jameis Winston threw for a whopping 148 yards, FIVE touchdowns and zero picks. The Packers ran for 43 total yards throughout the game, no doubt due to the fact they trailed the entire game, but 43 nonetheless. With the offseason drama that preceded this game, it makes a bit more sense that the offense was out of sorts and the defense wasn’t ready having played against Jordan Love and Kirk Benkurt all season (love them both). While this game may not count on the record, it does carry some heavy implications and will be a great test against a really good defense and specifically, a great secondary. More than a few components will go into the game but below will be the most important three knowing what we know now.