Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/2/12
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The Green Bay Packers gave the New Orleans Saints every opportunity to win their first game of the season, last Sunday at Lambeau Field. Garrett Hartley’s 48-yard attempt sailed wide right with under 3 minutes to play, and the Packers came away victorious, with the final score reading 28-27. This game is proof that parity is alive and well in the NFL, and that nothing is going to come easy for these two teams, who for the past three seasons had been a perennial power in each of their respected divisions.Here are five things to take from the game:1.)  Drew Brees is still picking defenses apartBrees threw for 446 yards, but also attempted 54 passes in the air. If you break that number down, the Saints gained 8.3 yards per attempt. For a team that only accumulated a total of 45 rushing yards, I’d say he not only single handily kept his team in this one, he gave them a chance to win.2.)  The Packers are showing their commitment to the run game and it’s starting to pay offMinus the first...
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