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The official 2011 NFL season opener kicks off in Green Bay, when the New Orleans Saints will try to sneak a victory over the reigning Super Bowl Champion Packers at Lambeau Field.
The Saints aren't by any means a weak opponent, but they sure aren't the same team they were two years ago. They'll be able to spread the field with their deep array of wide receivers (Robert Meachem, Lance Moore, Devery Henderson and Marques Colston), but they don't have a dominant running back to keep the defense on its heels.
Green Bay will definitely have its hands full, but they should be able to come out victorious.
If Ryan Grant can fully recuperate from last year's season-ending ankle injury, especially with the added rehab time the lockout has added, the Packers should be looking at a hard fought 24-21 victory to open the season.