Who has the edge in Week 1?

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Packers Wire: The Packers employed an elite offensive line in 2020, but the group will be without the need of All-Execs David Bakhtiari (PUP listing) and Corey Linsley (free of charge agency) to open up 2021, leaving two rookies (Josh Myers, middle Royce Newman, right guard) to start out in 7 days 1. This team will be a problem mark until eventually Bakhtiari returns. The Packers are gifted together the defensive front, with Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith, Kenny Clark and Rashan Gary major the way, but Za’Darius is dealing with a again injury and Preston is rather of an mysterious immediately after a disappointing 2020 season. The Saints have a actually elite offensive line and a balanced defensive line showcasing Cam Jordan and Marcus Davenport.

Saints Wire: This is an region in which I like the Saints considerably far better. On offense, they’ve obtained the NFL’s greatest established of bookend tackles in Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk, with three gifted starter all returning along the interior. And on protection, their depth at defensive stop should really shine versus backup remaining deal with Elgton Jenkins, as a lot as I respect him (Hail Point out!). Right finish Marcus Davenport has been a star at Saints teaching camp and in their two preseason online games and Jenkins will be a good measuring-adhere for his development in a crucial year. I’m less self-confident of the Saints rotation at defensive tackle, but they may possibly have a favorable matchup with two rookie starters in Green Bay. Give me the Saints in this article, specifically if Za’Darius Smith is not at full strength on Sunday.

Edge: Saints