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Saints, Packers set to kick off season in style

Why to watch
The top two teams on my power rankings meet in the opening game of the season. I'm incredibly high on both clubs. The additions of Aubrayo Franklin and Shaun Rogers should beef up the Saints' run D. The Packers are getting a ton of talent back from IR and reloading with what could be another stellar draft class. Brees and Rodgers are the latest additions to the QBs With a Ring Club (Rodgers has the belt to match, by the way). Prolific offenses. Should be a highly entertaining contest and the entire country will be watching. For what it's worth, President Obama's speech is going to serve as an appetizer to this football feast.

Inside story
The Saints could tell you a thing or two about a Super Bowl hangover, and clearly 2010, despite being a solid showing, didn't end how they would have liked. A young Packers team now has to cope with being the hunted, and they won't be sneaking up on any one, surely not a gifted Saints coaching staff that had that entire 130-odd-day lockout to scheme for this one. Also, the Saints had about more work as a team than anyone in the NFL during the lockout, for whatever that's worth, while the Packers had virtually none.

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