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.
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.
This is one of the gutsiest moves by a head coach on the way to winning a Super Bowl and Sean Payton is still revered as one of the boldest playcallers out there, but what are the chances that we see a similar drama in the upcoming game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams?
That’s 6 of the last 15 Super Bowls having a QB on a rookie deal starting. Now it doesn’t look quite so straight forward. This is because with a quarterback on a rookie deal teams can surround their young stats with 5-star talent.
The New Orleans Saints, at home in the Superdome, overcame a 14-point first quarter deficit as Drew Brees threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns to help lift the hosts to a 20-14 win over the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.