Latest takeaways from the Packers-Saints game
By: Jake Rajala
The New Orleans Saints traveled to the Frozen tundra to battle the Green Bay Packers in Week 2 of the preseason. The Packers ultimately won the contest by a score of 20-10. With that said, I’m going to untwine five takeaways from the Packers-Saints showdown.
- Will Lutz is back!
The Saints kicker with a big leg, Will Lutz, sadly missed the entire 2021 season via a core injury. Well, it’s safe to say that the Saints are happy to have a healthy Will Lutz. The Saints kicker nicely converted a 59-yard field goal on the day.
- Romeo Doubs shines
The Packers unsung wideout Romeo Doubs has been effective this summer and he stood out (yet again) against the Saints with an impressive touchdown reception. Christian Watson may have the rookie spotlight. However, let’s not forget about Doub’s ability to wreak havoc.
- Ian Book shows his versatility
The Saints fourth-round pick in 2021, Ian Book, had an admirable all-around performance against the Pack (113 passing yds, 1 passing TD, 1 Int, 7 carries for 49 rushing yds). He had a monster run for 27 yds and he also unleashed a beautiful touchdown pass to the first-round rookie from Ohio State University Chris Olave.
- Danny Etling runs angry
The Packers QB Danny Etling mopped the floor against the Saints defense with an unearthly 51-yard touchdown run. He ran a 4.76 40-yard dash at the 2018 scouting combine, but it’s clear that he may be scarier than his 40-time. His long play also garnered an amazing reaction from the Packers MVP QB Aaron Rodgers.
- Taco Friday
The Saints edge rusher Taco Charlton is buried on the depth chart at DE. Nonetheless, he is playing with his hair on fire – as he logged a nice sack. Charlton registered a personal-best five sacks and two forced fumbles in 2019.