"We've discussed it sometimes this week," said Williams, who wants to make sure his players still are as upset about that game today as they were eight months ago. "I coach with a chip on my shoulder, and they play with a chip on their shoulders, too."
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Watch New Orleans Saints vs Green Bay Packers Live online Streaming NFL Regular Season Coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. CDT in a star-studded NFL kickoff game that pits the last two Super Bowl champions. What better way to open the 2011 NFL season than a Thursday night match up between the last two teams that hoisted the Lombardi Trophy. Watch The NFL Regular Season Saints vs Packers Live online at http://www.usanfltv.com/ .
New Orleans Saints vs Green Bay Packers Match Preview :
Green Bay Packers are an American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Packers are members of the North Division of the NFC in the National Football League (NFL). The 1960s Packers did not win five championships because they dominated on the ground. The 1960s Green Bay Packers won five championships for the same reason that the Green Bay Packers won a championship last season. It's the same reason that the New Orleans Saints won a championship in 2009.
Vince Lombardi's 1960s Packers, for their part, offer the most durable and iconic images in pro football history. Guards Fuzzy Thurston and Jerry Kramer powering mighty Jim Taylor on an unstoppable romp around the edge of a helpless defense; big-game playmaker Paul Hornung swivel-hipping his way through the mud for yet another Green Bay scoring run; Bart Starr knifing through the Dallas defense for a title-winning touchdown run at frigid Lambeau Field.
Then there's Lombardi at the chalkboard, breaking down the famed Green Bay sweep and his simple, conservative philosophy of meat-and-potatoes football: "What we're trying to get is a seal here, and a seal here, and trying to run this play in ... the ... alley!"Sources_cnn.com
Coach Mike McCarthy is dealing with a new set of distractions for his defending champions, starting with the NFL's mammoth pregame concert with Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum and Maroon 5 -- stars not usually associated with small-town Green Bay.
"I think it's the highest compliment to your football team and your organization (to play in this game), but after the smoke clears and the celebration stops, it's a football game," McCarthy said. "This is a celebration for our fans. That's the way I look at it. Sources- scores.espn.go.com
New Orleans Saints averaged nearly 280 net passing yards per game last season, with the deadly-accurate Brees skillfully spreading the ball around to a bevy of quality targets, as eight Saints players caught 30 or more balls in 2010.
Packers will be tested early in its first game since winning the Lombardi Trophy, hosting the New Orleans Saints Thursday night at Lambeau Field in the 2011 NFL regular-season opener.Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints have averaged a combined 52 points offensively over that five-year period, which has likely caused 82 percent of bets so far to be placed on the contest going over.
Saints are forced to confront the realities of a revamped roster, and they must make the immediate, necessary adjustments in order to emerge victorious in Week 1.
Said Porter: "People are going to panic because they're not in this building, they're not in this locker room, they're not in the meeting rooms with us. They don't know what we're out there showcasing, what we're not showcasing. ... They don't know everything that goes into preparing for a game."
Due to President Barack Obama’s speech, four widely-distributed NBCUniversal cable channels – VERSUS, USA, Syfy and G4 – as well as NFL Network will all begin coverage of NFL KICKOFF 2011 PRESENTED BY EA SPORTS, the pregame show to officially celebrate the start of the 2011 NFL season, at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday.
Let’s be real here, team defenses in fantasy football are fickle. One team can shut out any opponent but give up a 40-burger the next. In this match-up, neither defense looks to be a strong start this week. Look elsewhere if you can.
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The game can be heard national on Westwood One Radio. Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason and Mark Malone (field reporter) will be on the call. Channels: SIRIUS & XM Channel 88
"I was a free agent," Andruzzi said. "So it was a little different. I was turning around and (wondering) if I was going to be there next year. But it's part of the NFL. You know how it works. The old saying for the NFL is 'Not For Long'."