In Week 2 of the 2006 season, Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 353 yards and two touchdowns to lead New Orleans past Green Bay, 34-27.
While the Saints have won two of the past three matchups, the Packers still hold a decisive 14-6 overall series edge. See a breakdown of the last five meetings.
New Orleans got its first road victory of the season, going into Kansas City and leaving a 30-20 winner. ... Green Bay trounced old-time rival Chicago, 37-3, to jump into a tie for first in the NFC North.
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Which Saints receiver steps up:Drew Brees has a bevy of talented wideouts at his disposal and a different one seems to emerge on a weekly basis. That makes it especially tough on defenses as they can't hone in on one guy and could make it challenging for the Packers to figure out who they should assign to top corners Charles Woodson and Al Harris.
Grant taking off:Packers RB Ryan Grant took over the starting job midway through last season and finished the season on a roll. This year, he began the season as the starter, but has not played well until the past few weeks. He will look to continue that recent success against a Saints' rush defense that is ranked 19th.
The turnover battle: While the stats would indicate that the Saints could easily be better than 5-5, their minus-5 turnover ratio has prevented them from winning more games. Conversely, the Packers' record would probably be far worse than 5-5 if not for their plus-7 turnover ratio and league-leading seven defensive touchdowns.
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Harris has an interception in each of his last two meetings vs. New Orleans. ... Green Bay's Aaron Kampman has the second-most sacks in the NFL since 2006 (35). ... Lance Moore has a touchdown in three straight games for the Saints. ... DE Jeff Charleston had a career-high two sacks last week.