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Could the Saints Be the Packers Opponent for the NFL Kickoff Opener?


Could the Saints be back in the NFL Kickoff game in 2011? It’s a game that is reserved for the Super Bowl champs, which means the Green Bay Packers will host a team at Lambeau Field on Thursday, September 8th.

There’s some that think that Drew Brees and the Saints will be the competition for the Packers that night, setting up a classic QB vs QB matchup between Brees and Aaron Rodgers.

If the league can get their CBA issues settled, and they do in fact choose the Saints to take on the Packers, it will be the third time in five seasons they would have played in the leagues opener.

They lost to the Colts badly back in the opener of the 2007 season, losing 41-10 on a night that will be remembered for Jason David being burned by Peyton Manning and the Colts for a couple long TD’s.

Last year as the Super Bowl champs, the Saints won their opener in the SuperDome, winning an NFC Title game rematch with the Minnesota Vikings by the score of 14-9.

The Packers other home opponents for 2011 include the Chicago Bears, St. Louis, Detroit, Minnesota, Tampa Bay, Denver and Oakland. It would have to come down to either the Saints or Bears, and here’s a vote that the Saints get the nod.


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