New Orleans Saints vs Green Bay Packers: Live Thursday Night Analysis

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New Orleans Saints vs Green Bay Packers: Live Thursday Night Analysis
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The Green Bay Packers are set to celebrate their world championship Thursday, September 8 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, but don't expect Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints to stand quietly in the corner during this party.

Aaron Rodgers will defend his title belt, but Drew Brees will march his high-powered Saints into Green Bay in a battle that could very well be a preview of the 2011 NFC championship game.  Look for Brees to lean heavily on a bevy of offensive talent that includes names like Jimmy Graham, Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Marques Colston.

On the other side of the ball, Clay Matthews will look to ensure Brees has a long night under center.  A Green Bay defense that troubled Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers offense last February will set out to see Brees revert to a 2010 form which saw him throw 22 interceptions.

The Packers, of course, aren't without offensive talent of their own.  Questions remain as to whether Ryan Grant or James Starks should start in their backfield, but constants like Greg Jennings and Jermichael Finley will anchor their receiving corps.

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