Green Bay Packers vs New Orleans Saints: How to Watch, Live Stream Sunday Night Football

Two of the NFL's greatest every quarterbacks cross path on Sunday Night Football, as Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in Week 3 of the NFL season.

The Saints are 1-1 after a disappointing 34-24 loss against the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night, while Green Bay arrives in Louisiana on the back of resounding back-to-back wins against the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Sunday Night Football.

  • Kickoff time—The Saints host the Packers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 27.
  • TV channel—NBC
  • Live stream—NBC's digital platforms, the NBC Sports website, fuboTV and in selected markets on SlingTV.
  • Odds—FanDuel has the Saints as a three-point favorite and 21/25 to cover the spread, while in moneyline terms New Orleans is a 6/10 favorite and the Packers are 7/5 underdogs. The over/under line in terms of points scored is set at 55.5.
  • Series history—The Packers lead the all-time series 16-9, but the Saints have won the last two meetings.

It may seem over simplistic to describe the Packers' first meeting with the Saints since 2017 as a tale of two quarterbacks, but events in the first two weeks of the season have seen Rodgers and Brees dominate the conversation, albeit for different reasons.

Last week, Green Bay became only the fourth team in league history to score at least 80 points and register at least 1,000 yards of total offense after thrashing the Detroit Lions 42-21 a week after winning 43-34 on the road against the Minnesota Vikings.

After a summer during which Rodgers was reportedly disgruntled at the Packers' decision to trade up to draft Utah State quarterback Jordan Love as his heir apparent, the two-time MVP has started the season with the attitude of a man who seems hell-bent on proving he remains an elite quarterback despite being three months short of his 37th birthday. Rodgers has passed for a combined 604 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions for a 119.4 passer rating and should be relishing the chance of facing a defense that has given up 7.1 yards per pass attempt so far this season.

More ominously for New Orleans, the Packers quarterback has thrown for at least 300 yards in his last three games against the Saints and averages more than 300 passing yards and two touchdown passes in his last two road games. While Rodgers has rolled back the years, Brees has distinctly looked like a man who may at long last be coming up short against Father Time.

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers #12 and Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers celebrate after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on September 20 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Dylan Buell/Getty

In the Saints' loss to the Raiders, Brees finished 26-of-38 for 312 yards for one touchdown, one interception and a passer rating of 91.1—which was higher than those of Patrick Mahomes, Kyler Murray and Tom Brady, all of whom led their teams to a win this weekend.

While the figures looked solid enough on paper, they belied a far more difficult reality for Brees and the Saints. According to Pro Football Focus, only 33 percent of Brees' passing yards against the Raiders came through the air, his lowest single-game percentage in three years. Brees completed five of nine passes of 10 yards or longer and failed to connect with the only attempt of over 20 yards he attempted.

As per ESPN Stats & Information data, the 41-year-old averages 4.82 air yards on his passes so far this season, which is both his lowest average through the first two weeks of the season since joining the Saints in 2006 and the lowest figure of any quarterback in the NFL at this stage of the season since Brett Favre in 2009.

Brees has refuted talk of decline and on Wednesday he insisted he paid little attention to certain statistics.

"I feel good, I feel good. Borderline great. [...] There are many statistics I do not pay one bit of attention to—and that [air yards on passes] would be one of them."

Packers coach Matt LaFleur also dismissed the suggestion the 41-year-old had lost his magic.

"You can never take that for granted or let your guard down, because as soon as you do, he's going to go out there and dice you and hang 45 on you,"LaFleur told reporters earlier this week.

While Rodgers and Brees may be commanding most of the headlines, their respective supporting casts could go a long way towards deciding the outcome of the game on Sunday night. Packers wide receiver Davante Adams, whose presence is in doubt because of a hamstring injury, has racked up 192 receiving yards and two touchdowns over 17 receptions so far this season and has had at least seven catches and over 90 receiving yards in each of Green Bay's last three road games. Saints wideout Tre'Quan Smith, meanwhile, finished with five catches for 86 yards against the Raiders and could play a similarly prominent role on Sunday with the Saints still without star wide receiver Michael Thomas, who is nursing a high ankle sprain.

The Packers and Saints are similarly stacked in the backfield. Aaron Jones recorded a career-high 236 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns last week as Green Bay rolled past Detroit, while Alvin Kamara had 174 scrimmage yards, nine receptions and two rushing touchdowns against the Raiders and now has eight games with at least 50 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards since 2017—the joint-second in the NFL.

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints warms up prior to the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on September 21 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brees had a night to forget as the Saints lost 34-24. Christian Petersen/Getty