Packers Get Back To .500

Garrett Hartley’s 48-yard field goal attempt with 2:54 in the fourth quarter went wide left and the Green Bay Packers (2-2) beat the New Orleans Saints (0-4) Sunday at Lambeau Field, 28-27.  The Packers are a game back in the NFC North after rebounding from Monday night’s controversial loss at Seattle.  Head coach Mike McCarthy was pleased with his team’s effort…

Aaron Rodgers had his best game of the season.  The Packers quarterback completed 31 of 41 passes for 319 yards and four touchdowns.  Rodgers thought that the offense performed like it has in the past…

The Packers defense struggled against Drew Brees.  The Saints QB threw for 446 yards and three touchdowns.  Safety Morgan Burnett tipped his cap to Brees and the New Orleans receiving corp…

The regular referees were back at work in week four, as their association and the NFL agreed on a new deal earlier in the week.  Jeff Triplette’s crew was assigned to Lambeau Field and there was some missed calls (offensive pass interference on the Saints first touchdown, a fumble on a Packers kick in the fourth quarter).  Corner Tramon Williams was asked how the officiating was…

The Packers are on the road for their next three games.  That stretch starts Sunday against the Colts in Indianapolis.  Kickoff is at noon.

Notes:
Packers receiver Greg Jennings caught his 50th career touchdown pass with 14:22 remaining in the second quarter.  That was Jennings final play as he reaggravated a groin injury.

Graham Harrell made his NFL debut with 5:19 to play in the third quarter.  Aaron Rodgers left the game after being poked in the eye and Harrell lost a fumble on first and goal from the Saints two.  It was Harrell’s only snap.

Drew Brees tied the NFL record as he threw a touchdown pass in a 47 consecutive regular season game.  Brees currently shares that record with Johnny Unitas.

The Packers are now 16-7 all-time against the Saints.  That includes a record of 10-2 in Wisconsin.

BOX SCORE 

NFC North Scoreboard:
Minnesota Vikings (3-1) 20, Detroit Lions (1-3) 13
Green Bay Packers (2-2) 28, New Orleans Saints (0-4) 27
Chicago Bears (2-1) at Dallas Cowboys (2-1) Monday night at 7:30

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