The New Orleans Saints improved to 3-4 with a 44-23 victory over the Green Bay Packers, who fell to 5-3 and had their four-game winning streak snapped.
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The New Orleans Saints needed a statement win after starting 2-4, and they achieved exactly that with a convincing 44-23 victory over the Green Bay Packers, who were stopped dead in their tracks after a four-game winning streak.
The game was close in the third quarter as both teams were tied at 16, but Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers injured his hamstring on a running play and didn’t look the same for the rest of the game.
The Saints went on to score 21 unanswered points and never looked back. They improved their home record to 3-0, and quarterback Drew Brees looked like his old self again with 311 yards and three touchdown passes on 27-of-32 passing.
Running back Mark Ingram recovered from a rough outing against the Detroit Lions and rushed for 172 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries, and rookie wide receiver Brandin Cooks caught six passes for 94 yards and a touchdown.
For the Packers, Rodgers threw for 418 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions on 28-of-39 passing.
Running back Eddie Lacy established career highs in receiving with eight catches for 123 yards, and wide receiver Randall Cobb caught five passes for 126 yards and a touchdown.