|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFLThe New Orleans Saints have a 2-4 record to start the season. All four of the team's losses were on the road while their wins were both at home in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints will be hoping to keep their home advantage alive during a Sunday night game with the Green Bay Packers.
Drew Brees has the second-best passing total in the NFL as he has 1,916 passing yards. Still, he has seven interceptions to go with his eleven touchdowns. Five of his receivers have 200 passing yards or more with Jimmy Graham and Marques Colston both totaling more than 350 each.
The Packers defense is on opposite sites from the air and ground. They have the sixth-best pass defense in the NFL as they have given up 214 passing yards. However, they also have the second-worst rushing defense for giving up 148 yards.
Jordy Nelson has 712 receiving yards for the Packers. This gives him the second-highest total in the league. Also, Aaron Rodgers has 18 touchdown passes versus only one interception this year. Eight of his touchdowns went to Randall Cobb while Nelson has six. Still, he has been sacked 17 times this year.
Although the Saints have been known for having one of the best home-field advantages in the NFL, their advantage for the week is very minimal. The Saints are listed at -1.5 to win with an over/under being listed at 55.5 points between the two teams. This game could especially be essential for both teams in their division races. Green Bay is tied with Detroit for the top of the NFC North while New Orleans is a little more than a game behind Carolina for the NFC South lead.