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2020 New Orleans Saints opponent profile: Green Bay Packers

Saints will face reigning NFC North champions in Week 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) runs after the catch in front of Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark (97) during an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 in Green Bay, Wis. Saints won 26-17. (Peter Read Miller via AP)

Opponent: Green Bay Packers
Coach: Matt LaFleur
Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers
2019 record: 13-3, first in NFC North
Most recent regular season matchup: Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017: Saints 26, Packers 17
2020 game: Sunday, Sep. 27 – Week 3 at 7:20 p.m. (CST) on NBC
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Packers-Saints series record: Packers lead 16-9-0

Packers' 2019 season recap:

Packers Coach Matt LaFleur recorded a historic first season, leading Green Bay to a 13-3 regular-season record - the most wins by a Packers head coach in his first year. After suffering back-to-back losing seasons, the Packers improved drastically from their 2018 record of 6-9-1 by sweeping all of their divisional opponents for the first time since 2011. Green Bay's defense also made its mark with defensive end Za'Darius Smith and defensive end Preston Smith each recording 12-plus sacks, the first duo to do so in Packers history. The Packers exceeded expectations in their 2019 campaign, which netted them league rankings of being tied for third in turnover margin, tied for sixth in red-zone defense, eighth in red-zone offense, and ninth in points allowed. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for more than 4,000-yards for the eighth time in his career and became the only quarterback in NFL history to record 100-plus passer ratings in six consecutive seasons. The NFC North champions won their divisional playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks 28-23 but lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.

Notable additions:

  • Linebacker – Christian Kirksey
  • Right tackle – Rick Wagner
  • Wide receiver – Devin Funchess

Notable losses:

  • Right tackle – Bryan Bulaga
  • Linebacker – Blake Martinez
  • Tight end– Jimmy Graham

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