Aaron Rodgers taking on Drew Brees would guarantee a shootout under normal circumstances. But in an NFL season stranger than most because of the impact of Covid-19, Week 3's meeting between two of the game's greatest quarterbacks on Sunday Night Football is likely to be determined by other players.
The 2020 NFL season is less than a week away and whilst every team has aspirations of getting to the Super Bowl, only two of them will achieve that dream. Here are four teams that have to be in ‘win now’ mode.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been the bane of life in 2020, with even the simplest of life’s pleasures being unceremoniously upended as the world has scrambled to limit its spread. As one such pleasure, sport has taken a big hit this year. In the name of public health and safety, competitions have been postponed and cancelled, crowds were expunged and replaced by canned noises over a PA system or television set, and a lot of revenue was lost for professional sports.
Where will Brandin Cooks end up?
At the beginning of the new league year when free agency starts and players begin to switch teams, we allow ourselves to drift off into fantasy land.
Emmanuel Sanders has put pen to paper on a 2 year, $16 million contract with the New Orleans Saints. Sanders' signing with the Saints comes after numerous rumours swirled of the veteran pass-catcher rejoining the San Francisco 49ers or signing in Big D with the Dallas Cowboys.
The playoff career of Drew Brees has just a solitary Super Bowl despite countless playoff games.
Not many rivalries have as consistently delivered in the playoffs as the one between the two teams which will get the 2019 NFC Wild Card round underway this Sunday. The Saints and the Vikings have put on a very competitive series of battles throughout the past decade, and here they find themselves as two of the top NFC sides yet again.
New contract. Pastures new. Retirement. Some of the possibilities facing the QBs currently not under contract for 2020 and beyond. Nine signal callers will end the 2019 season as unrestricted free agents. For some, the choice may seem obvious, others are not so blessed with this luxury.
Entering Week Fourteen, the NFC remained in the balance. The premier conference in the NFL has proven to be a blood bath this year as the 10-2 San Francisco 49ers and the 10-2 New Orleans Saints met in the Superdome in a matchup that was sure to deliver - and deliver it did. Jimmy Garoppolo and co. clutched victory from the jaws of defeat with Robbie Gould's game-winning 30-yard field goal.
Week 14 in the NFL features yet another huge game between very strong playoff hopefuls. The 49ers, who just slipped off the top seed in the NFC after a loss at Baltimore, are visiting the Saints at the Superdome with both teams at 10-2.
Evan Engram’s name is one that you might not have heard too much on the road to the NFL trade deadline. But as we approach Tuesday, his name could get a little more buzz as he’s now healthy after missing a couple of games due to a knee injury.
Take a breath football fans. If you didn't watch the game live, this writer can only hope you had your DVR set. Or, however you choose to watch your football, make it a priority to get this on a screen near you.
The 2019 NFL Draft was filled with shock picks and drama across the weekend. Draft reaction from New England Patriots to the Washington Redskins is here.
New Orleans Saints dominated the NFC South in the 2018/19 NFL season. The Panthers, Buccaneers and Falcons still have reason for optimism in 2019/20.