10 takeaways from Packers’ humbling 38-3 defeat to Saints in season opener

By Zach Kruse

The Green Bay Packers were handed a 35-point defeat by the New Orleans Saints in the 2021 season opener on Sunday in Jacksonville.

The highly anticipated start to a pressure-packed season couldn’t have gone much worse for Matt LaFleur’s team. The Saints jumped out to a 17-0 lead, survived a brief comeback attempt over two possessions sandwiching halftime and then closed out the contest emphatically, scoring the game’s final 21 points to complete a dominant 38-3 win.

Aaron Rodgers said the Packers, a team claiming to be hungry, were a little too full of themselves entering Week 1.

Here are all the takeaways from the Packers’ humbling defeat:

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