Saints maintain perfect home record with win over Packers

Saints maintain perfect home record with win over Packers

If the Saints play in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome it's almost a foregone conclusion a win will follow under Sean Payton.

Once again that was the case as the Saints disposed of a red-hot Packers team 44-23.

Drew Brees outgunned Aaron Rodgers on this night going 27-of-32 for 311 yards and three passing touchdowns.

Rodgers on the losing end went 28-of-39 passing, for 418 yards and one touchdown, but threw two interceptions.

Rob Ryan's defense forced three turnovers total.

Mark Ingram helped on the ground going for 168 yards, and a touchdown run... the final scoring play of the night.

In the first quarter it was all about the big play. Examples: Rodgers to Randall Cobb, 70 yard touchdown. Brees to Kenny Stills, 45-yard connection. Rodgers to Eddie Lacy, 67-yard hookup. The Stills down field catch led to a Brandin Cooks 4-yard score on a power sweep.

Those big strikes amounted to a 10-10 score at the end of one quarter.

The second quarter was a back-and-forth of field goals with Mason Crosby and Shayne Graham knocking in two apiece.

The score was knotted at 16 all going into the half.

The Saints defense forced a Rodgers interception, his first since Week 1 when David Hawthorne snagged the deflected ball.

Four plays later Brees went deep to Cooks for a 50-yard score. It was Brees' first touchdown pass of the night as he hit the rookie in-stride.

Rob Ryan's defense would lead to another score in the third quarter. A huge fourth-and-one stop of Lacy, would eventually ignite a Brees to Graham 22-yard touchdown.

Guess what, Saints defense did it again in the fourth quarter. A Corey White interception led to a black and gold score that came on the ensuing drive. Brees found Josh Hill wide open for a 2-yard strike. Saints amassed a 21 point advantage, 37-16.

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