Found September 30, 2012 on
Green Bay Packers
New Orleans Saints
Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints:
My unfiltered game day recap and blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.
Inactive for Packers today:
11 WR Jarrett Boykin
28 S Sean Richardson
31 CB Davon House
44 RB James Starks
56 LB Terrell Manning
84 TE D.J. Williams
94 DE Phillip Merling
No one imagined the Packers and Saints would be a combined 1-5 going into this game, but despite their records, it should be a premiere match-up for Sunday afternoon football.
The Packers offense has yet to find its footing or its identity during the first three games. Will the abysmal Saints defense help to get them back on track?
New Orleans may be suffering on defense, but their offense is still the high-powered machine it has been. Dom Capers and the Green Bay defensive unit will have their hands full going against big playmakers like Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham, Darren Sproles, and Marques Colston.
All the Packers players are pretty healthy going into this game. Sean Richard...
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In the fourth quarter during a shootout game between the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints, the officials were trying to determine which team had the possession of the ball after Darren Sproles fumbled on a kickoff return.
One of the referees, Jeff Triplette, was trying to determine who had the ball and tried to get a good luck. While doing, he shoved linebacker Clay...
GREEN BAY, Wis. Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings re-injured his groin and has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.
Jennings caught a touchdown pass -- his first of the season -- from quarterback Aaron Rodgers early in the second quarter to give Green Bay a 14-7 lead. But on the following drives, Jennings stood on the sideline...
Just when the Green Bay Packers thought they had escaped the horrendous officiating that cost them the win against the Seattle Seahawks, it reappeared Sunday at home vs. the New Orleans Saints. This time they got the win, in large part thanks to an offense that had really been struggling in their first 3 games. Their offense has been so bad in fact that Sunday marked the first time...
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...
Jeff Triplette, arguably the worst ref in the NFL, decided to shove Green Bay Packer Clay Matthews yesterday. His team had blown a fumble call and the Packers couldn't challenge because they were out...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Pro Football Weekly hears the prospect of a long-term future in Green Bay for talented but tempestuous TE Jermichael Finley is not looking good at all unless he very soon starts reaching the heights of top-tier NFL tight ends such as Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski. As it stands, while Finley still has his top-tier moments, he continues to fall far short of the Packers expectations...
Packers’ Clay Matthews Comments On Visiting 0-3 Saints -
“It’s like a wounded dog coming in here. They’re 0-3, but when you tell anybody that you’re playing the Saints, they don’t assume that they have that record. … They have no sympathy for us and we don’t for them.” - Clay Matthews
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For the Packers, receiver Jarrett Boykin, safety Sean Richardson, cornerback Davon House, running back James Starks, linebacker Terrell Manning, tight end D.J. Williams and defensive end Phillip Merling are inactive. Source: The Times Picayune Attached Thumbnails
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. ...
Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings re-injured his groin on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints after playing only 13 snaps in the first half. Green Bay announced Jennings would not return to the game in the second half.
If nothing else, at least Jennings helped his team while he played. He caught a 9-yard touchdown on his final snap of the game. The Packers have the receiver...
The Saints are close to becoming a lame-duck team before assistant head coach Joe Vitt returns from his six-game suspension.
Even so, interim head coach Aaron Kromer says he won't make drastic changes to a team that has competed hard and showed progress each week during a 0-4 start.
The Saints haven't opened this poorly since 2007, which was Sean Payton's second year...
Linebacker David Hawthorne is inactive for the New Orleans Saints for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.
Hawthorne missed practice all week, and will be replaced by Will Herring.
The Saints are thin at linebacker as backup Jonathan Casillas also is inactive because of a neck injury.
Defensive end Turk McBride, running back Chris Ivory, cornerback Elbert Mack, defensive...
James Jones, picking up the slack for an injured Greg Jennings, helped deliver a key win with two touchdowns and a crucial catch to clinch the game.
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