Take 2: Saints vs. Packers

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Earlier this week, our scouts filed their advance scouting report on this week's matchup between the Saints and Packers. Now they're back with a second look.

• Brett Favre was simply outstanding in the second half against Carolina on Monday Night. Though he turns 36 on Monday, Favre is still one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. He has elite arm strength, intangibles and toughness. He is as competitive as anyone in the league and can still buy time with his feet and create plays that many others cannot.

But as great as he is, he cannot win games alone. The Packers' running game has been horrendous, so the Saints will pressure Favre relentlessly and make him throw from compromising positions to force interceptions. Favre has thrown eight TDs and made some awe-inspiring plays already this season. Unfortunately for the Packers, his greatness will not translate into wins without players around him that do their jobs.

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