After their 38-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4, the New England Patriots now turn their attention to the New Orleans Saints.
The Saints have started the season 2-2, hoping to have a winning record after this week’s matchup with the Patriots.
Bill Belichick’s team will do whatever they can to stop the Saints in their tracks.
However, ahead of this game, Belichick recognized that this will be a tough battle, especially given one of the Saints’ stars.
According to Belichick via beat reporter Zack Cox, Cameron Jordan is “One of the players I have the most respect for in the league.”
Belichick said Saints D-end Cam Jordan is "one of the players I have the most respect for in the league."
— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) October 4, 2023
Jordan is an eight-time Pro-Bowler, a staple of the Saints’ defense since 2011.
He has totaled 116 sacks throughout his career and has instilled fear into opposing offensive lines.
Mac Jones will have his work cut out for him during this game, something Belichick is vehemently aware of.
Jones has already been sacked seven times this year, an indication that the Patriots’ line isn’t what it used to be.
Their offense has put up 20 points once in four games, scoring 17, 10, and three points in their other three games.
With this slow start, many analysts believe that Belichick and Jones are both on the hot seat.
Hopefully, they can overcome Jordan and the Saints, getting their second win of the season.
The AFC East title is already slipping away from the Patriots, something they were expected to compete for this year.
While it’s still unlikely, a win gives them a slightly better chance to make that dream a reality.NEXT: Former QB Makes Strong Statement On Bill Belichick, Mac Jones Relationship