On Monday night, the Green Bay Packers visit the Superdome to take on the New Orleans Saints. Both teams are 5-5, and are at the point when they need to win.
Aaron Rodgers is coming off a great game against the Bears, throwing for 227 yards and two touchdowns. Rodgers has been a leader for the Packers, and it shows on the football field. He has thrown 15 touchdowns to 6 interception this season. He has been consistent, but he has had his share of bad games. As the season winds down, Rodgers will have to show he can play like a starter, and show he can lead this team. Greg Jennings and Donald Driver have been a huge part of Rodgers success too. They open up the field for him and create big plays. Ryan Grant has also came of late, especially against the Bears, rushing for 145 yards and a touchdown. The Packers defense is coming off a great game too. They held the Bears to three points, and had one defensive touchdown. The Packers rank 15th in total offense and 15th in total defense. In order to win tonight everyone needs to step up, and play hard for sixty minutes.
The Saints have been led by Drew Brees, who has played great all year, but his team has been hit by injuries. Brees has 18 touchdowns to 11 interceptions, five three hundred yard games, and two four hundred yard games. He has definitely been a leader for this team this season. Reggie Bush and Marques Colston have faced injuries this season, but have recently gotten healthy. Bush is questionable for tonight’s game. However, their replacements have fared well. Deuce McAllister, Lance Moore, and Devery Henderson are just a few that have gave the Saints a boost. The Saints rank number one in total offense, and 22nd in total defense.
Now be sure to tune into tonight’s game to see who wins. The game begins at 7:30 CT, on ESPN.
All stats are from ESPN.com, and NFL.com