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Brees has high praise for Ingram, Saints' defensive line

Mark Ingram, FOX 8 file photo Mark Ingram, FOX 8 file photo

The New Orleans Saints hold on to a perfect home record with a win over the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers' defense could not stop Drew Brees and the Saints' offense Sunday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Brees threw for 311 yards and three passing touchdowns as the Saints topped the Packers 44-23. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for 418 yards and one touchdown, but he threw two interceptions.

Brees had high praise for Mark Ingram and the Saints defensive line.

"Listen, he carried the load. We knew he was going to have to with Pierre [Thomas] and Khiry [Robinson] being absent,” said Brees referring to Ingram.

“Unbelievable effort on his part individually, but I can't say enough about the guys up front. They took the challenge as well. That's a good defense up front - pass rush and run front. They had their work cut out for them and they stepped up the challenge as well," he added,

Ingram's actual stat is 172 yards for the night.

The Saints have a quick turnaround. After playing Sunday night, they go on the road to take on the Carolina Panthers this Thursday.

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