Saints playing week one game vs Packers in Jacksonville
Today, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said the Saints are likely to play their week four home game against the New York Giants in the Big Easy as the city continues to recover from Hurricane Ida.
But that doesn’t change the fact that the black and gold are still displaced for week one, having to host the Green Bay Packers in Jacksonville who the Saints just beat 23-21 in their second pre-season game.
They then had to cancel their third and final pre-season game against the Cardinals due to Ida which means New Orleans will have gone 20 days without taking the field by the time the regular season kicks off on Sunday.
Certainly not ideal circumstances, but right now, it’s all about perspective. New Orleans Saints Quarterback Jameis Winston said, “We’ve got to represent for them. We’re feeding off them. They’re persevering and they’re being resilient right now. We have to do the same. There’s a lot more people that are in way more difficult situations than we are. We’re blessed. We get to go out and play a game that we love. We have the majority – the majority of us – we have our families with us. We’re just praying that everyone else’s family is safe and secure in New Orleans. But the objective is to go out there and bring some excitement to the city of New Orleans by going out there and winning a football game. I think that will do a lot.”
The Saints and Packers will kick things off at 3:25 p.m. Sunday on WXXV on FOX. When they do, the Saints will be without running back Latavius Murray who they released yesterday after he reportedly refused to take a pay cut.
He rushed for more than 1,200 yards and nine touchdowns during his two years in New Orleans.
Tony Jones Jr. will now serve as the back up to Alvin Kamara.