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Green Bay Packers
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Despite some more questionable calls and a suspect pass defense, the Green Bay packers persevered at home to outlast the New Orleans Saints by the score of 28-27.
Aaron Rodgers wasn’t quite Drew Brees, but still effective while going 31-of-41 for 319 yards, four touchdowns and just the one interception.
The Packers (2-2) kept pace in a competitive NFC North division while the Saints (0-4) pretty much doomed their playoff chances.
What It Means: Green Bay appeared to be cruising to a win with a 21-7 lead in the second quarter, but a single play would change all of that. On that play, Green Bay’s need to keep Rodgers healthy became apparent when he had to sit out one play for being poked in the eye. Back-up Graham Harrell came in and fumbled on the three yard line in his first ever regular season action. This would lead to a Joe Morgan 80 yard touchdown to give the Saints a 24-21 lead, a 14 point swing which the Packers had a hard time overcoming in the second half.
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Brees has played three of the NFL's worst defenses so far - Redskins, Panthers, and Chiefs - with two of those matchups at home. Nonetheless, Brees has "just" 904 passing yards, 7 TDs vs. 5 INTs, and a 6.7 YPA. Not awful stats, certainly, but they're a far cry from the Brees we saw in 2011.
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Colts Authority Daily Links 10/01/12
Kevin Bowen of Colts.com has a brief but good write-up in which he talked to Drew Stanton, Antoine Bethea, and Robert Mathis about...Aaron Rodgers and the Packers:
The best thing you can do is try and put pressure on him,” Stanton said. “As we’ve seen in the past, if you put pressure on him, it’s more difficult to try and do things...
Drew Brees Ties a Long-Time Record Today In Green Bay -
On a 20-yd TD pass to WR Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints Drew Brees has tied Johnny Unitas’ NFL record for most consecutive games with a TD pass at 47! Unitas’ record spanned from 1956-60. 52 years later, Brees has tied it!
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There was at least one bright spot for the Saints in the loss to the Packers on Sunday. During the game, Drew Brees tied NFL great Johnny Unitas’ record of 47 consecutive games with at least one touchdown. Brees now has a chance to break the record that has stood for 52 years this Sunday when the Saints play the Chargers. And all he has to do is do what he does best, throw a touchdown...
Now that nobody in Green Bay has fingernails left and some will be sporting new gray hairs on their head it is time to sum up the game.
This game featured a battle between the starting quarterbacks as Aaron Rodgers threw for 319 yards and four touchdowns. Not to be outdone Drew Brees threw for 446 yards and three touchdowns.
In terms of offense, the Packers had a solid attack. ...
Captain Comeback Scott Kacsmar says the Atlanta Falcons did something no team has done since at least 1981. Also: an Aaron Rodgers comeback, New England's rout, and the Cardiac Cardinals/Eagles strike again.
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Marques Colston was one of my favorite undervalued WRs coming into the season. Drew Brees was going to throw 5,000 yards again, right? Colston has easily the 2nd best target after Jimmy Graham coming into the season, but that has not come to fruition. A foot injury has caused a lack of production and according to reports, he could...
The Green Bay Packers were able to win a passing shoot out with the New Orleans Saints by the score of 28 to 27.
The Green Bay Packers scored in the fourth quarter and were able to survive a questionable non fumble call by the regular officials this week. After the no fumble call the New Orleans Saints were able to march down the field to set up for the game winning field goal...
Philly Sports World Fantasy Week 4 recap
Predicting the Saints to lose and they did I am now 2-2, though not the way I predicted it. Drew Brees showed up and showed up big but it wasn’t enough. Fantasy owners got huge points off the 446 yards and 3 touchdowns.
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has now thrown a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive NFL games, tying him with Johnny Unitas for the longest streak in NFL history.
Brees threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Marques Colston in the first quarter against the Packers to tie the game at 7 apiece. He looks to break the record at home next week against the San Diego Chargers. Source...
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees just tied Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas' once thought to be unbreakable record of throwing a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive NFL games. There's a good chance Brees breaks the record Sunday against his old team, the San Diego Chargersand Unitas' son will be among those rooting for him to do it.
The Saints, via Facebook on Tuesday...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The regular referees were back, but the Packers still couldn't escape a few costly botched calls. But unlike Week 3, Green Bay was able to overcome the officiating mistakes and improve to a 2-2 record.
Handing out grades following the Packers' 28-27 win over the Saints:
Passing Offense: B
Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdowns passes in this game, which...
Seven from Sunday - Week 4. Drew Brees ties Johnny Unitas, Tom Brady ties Brett Favre and the Vikings and Rams special teams accomplish something that has never been done in the history of the great American game.
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