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NFL Week 1: Keys for Saints defense vs. Packers

How can the New Orleans Saints hang with the Green Bay Packers this weekend? One team is a bona fide Super Bowl contender. The other is hoping they’ve kept enough talented players together just to reach the playoffs.

The battle starts on defense, where the Saints may have several advantages. But their weaknesses are, well, obvious, and there aren’t many offenses better positioned to exploit them than Aaron Rodgers and his stellar supporting cast. Let’s dig in:

A Salute to Service logo is seen on an end zone pylon before an NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Tennessee Titans in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov.