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Packers ride big arm of Aaron Rodgers past dink-and-dunk Saints

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By Jason Owens - Yahoo Sports

Sunday night marked a stark contrast of styles between a pair of aging NFL quarterbacks.

Score this one for the long ball.

The Green Bay Packers rode the big arm of Aaron Rodgers to multiple touchdowns in a 37-30 win over the New Orleans Saints. While Rodgers was slinging it, Drew Brees dinked and dunked to move the Saints downfield.

Rodgers finished the night completing 21-of 32 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns. Green Bay’s first touchdown arrived after he connected with Allen Lazard on a 48-yard bomb in the second quarter.

Rodgers found Lazard again on a 72-yard pass early in the third quarter to set up the go-ahead touchdown as Green Bay took a 20-17 lead.

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Saints struggles continue as they fall to Packers at home

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John Hendrix | SI

NEW ORLEANS -- They say all good things must come to an end, and the Saints saw a couple of them happen against the Packers on Sunday night. The team lost back-to-back games for the first time since 2017, and lost for the first time on Sunday Night Football at home under Sean Payton. They were previously 10-0.
Game Recap

The Saints started with the ball to open the game after losing the coin toss, and went three-and-out to begin. Aaron Rodgers would lead the Packers for 35 yards in 10 plays on their first offensive drive to set up a 52-yard field goal by Mason Crosby for the opening score. The Saints defense didn't look sharp to start, as they were getting killed in the flats. However, a big pass breakup at the line by Carl Granderson was followed up by a 12-yard sack by Demario Davis to help setup a long 3rd down attempt for Green Bay on the drive.

It only took New Orleans four plays to respond after averting a near disaster on the kick return. Latavius Murray had two strong runs, but it was the big 49-yard run by Alvin Kamara that flipped the field for the Saints offense. Adam Trautman, Josh Hill, and Tre'Quan Smith all had key blocks on the rush. Just two plays later, Drew Brees found Kamara over the middle for an 11-yard touchdown to put the Saints up 7-3 with 5:07 in the opening quarter. ...

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Saints lose back-to-back games for the first time in three seasons

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By Garland Gillen | Fox8Live

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The New Orleans Saints are now staring down a losing streak. Green Bay beat the Saints in front of a nationally-televised audience, 37-30.

The last time New Orleans lost back-to-back games, 2017. The Saints opened the 2017 season losing to the Vikings and Patriots.

Aaron Rodgers threw for 283 yards and three touchdowns in the contest.

Drew Brees countered with 288 yards passing, with three touchdown passes also.

Alvin Kamara produced the play of the game with a 52-yard catch and run for a touchdown. His absolutely spellbinding score tied things up, 27-27. ...

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Payton: 2 straight losses a 'gut check' for Saints

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NEW ORLEANS -- So much for the idea that the New Orleans Saints' continuity would give them an advantage this season.

The Saints fell to 1-2 with a 37-30 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the Superdome on Sunday night. They have now lost back-to-back games for the first time since an 0-2 start in 2017.

"It's been a while since we felt that, but three years ago we were 0-2. A little bit of a gut check and yet we aren't playing well enough, let's not fool ourselves," Saints coach Sean Payton said. "We're making too many mistakes. We aren't playing disciplined enough on both sides of the...
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Aaron Rodgers on lack of Superdome noise after beating Saints: 'Definitely helps us out'

  • News source: BY JEFF NOWAK | Staff writer
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The lack of noise in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome wasn't new for the Saints this week, but it was for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

That was the first question posed to Rodgers after a 283-yard, 3-touchdown performance in a 37-30 win over the Saints in New Orleans.

"It's a lot different environment than in 2008 and 2014. This place is rocking all the time. I think we all miss that in the sport, just the fan interaction, the energy of the crowd. But it definitely helps us out in an environment like this."

The stadium did include several hundred more people in the seats than in...
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Saints defense looking for answers after allowing 37 points to Packers: 'We've got to get it fixed'

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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A missed assignment here, a player out of alignment there, a task that was supposed to be done in one very specific way and is instead done with a variation that exposes a faulty crack.

It was in the immediate aftermath of a loss that the New Orleans Saints defenders brought these things up. Not with the benefit of sleeping on it and sitting in a dark film room the next day to watch it unfold again in slow motion on a wide-angle camera view. No, it was evident right after, the sense that the big numbers like the 37 points and 369 yards they allowed to the Packers were the result of all...
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Saints making things too hard for themselves, too easy for opponents

  • News source: Les East
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NEW ORLEANS – The game between the Saints and the Packers was very close Sunday night.

You can tell that by the score: Green Bay 37, New Orleans 30.

You can tell it by the Packers’ marginal advantage in first downs (24-21) and the Saints’ marginal advantage in total yards (397-369).

But the biggest disparity came in an area that doesn’t fully show on the scoreboard or the stat sheet. Things just came much easier for the Packers than they did for the Saints.

The Packers did what they needed to do with ease – big plays in the long passing game and easy plays in the short passing game...
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Walker: Saints' normal Sunday night supremacy enough to get them back on track

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Sometimes, even the Sunday night magic runs out.

And not even Alvin Kamara wearing his Superman cape could save the day.

The Saints had been invincible at home on Sunday nights since Sean Payton and Drew Brees came to town, winning all nine of their home games in the prime-time slot since 2006.

History told us one thing.

The Green Bay Packers said something else.

The Saints' streak, as well as some of the optimism they brought into this season, has suddenly vanished after a close-but-no-cigar 37-30 loss to the Packers.

"We are not doing enough of the little things well enough to...
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Alvin Kamara Shines, As Saints Fall to Packers 37-30.

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The Saints try to bounce back after a Week 2 loss in Vegas, here is how that attempt played out:

The Saints start the game with possession, and after a couple of short yardage plays, end up with a 3 and out.

Early success for the Packers, Aaron Jones moving down field well. Carl Granderson comes through with a deflected pass to possibly throw off the rhythm. The following play is a 12 YARD loss on a sack by Demario Davis to set up 3rd and 22. They get back into field goal range on a dump off to a tight end. Mason Crosby nails the long field goal. GB 3 - NO 0.

Deonte Harris fumbles the...
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Saints' Alvin Kamara follows lead block, hurdles him for TD

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NEW ORLEANS - Alvin Kamara was already off to a torrid start this season. Then the New Orleans Saints' running back turned it up a notch with a 52-yard touchdown catch late in the third quarter Sunday night.

Kamara's second TD catch of the night tied the score 27-27 with the Green Bay Packers.

Kamara was already leading all NFL running backs with 146 receiving yards through the first two weeks. Now he has added a career-high 133 receiving yards on 10 catches through three quarters. He also had six carries for 58 yards through three quarters Sunday.

Kamara actually gained 56 yards on the...
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Alvin Kamara's huge night not enough to end Saints' early-season funk

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NEW ORLEANS -- Alvin Kamara revived the New Orleans Saints’ offense with a huge Sunday night performance. But their defense regressed as they fell to 1-2 with a 37-30 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

The Saints’ defense added a new problem to its arsenal, giving up deep passes of 72 and 48 yards to Packers receiver Allen Lazard. They couldn’t catch up even though Kamara had 197 yards from scrimmage and two TD catches, including a dazzling 52-yarder in the third quarter.

Kamara has two TDs in each game this season -- already matching his total from last year’s injury-plagued season...
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'Look at him!': See broadcast's hilarious reaction to Erik McCoy's block for Kamara TD

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Erik McCoy is listed at 6-4, 303 pounds ... and he moves very fast.

The big center became the darling of the Sunday Night Football broadcast of Saints-Packers after he showed off his speed to get out in front of Alvin Kamara for a 52-yard catch-and-run touchdown late in the third quarter.

Longtime broadcaster Cris Collinsworth was particular impressed.

"Watch McCoy out front like 'Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold on. I got you," Collinsworth said as he watched the replay. "Look at him! Look at him! That's fantastic. That block is what set up that touchdown. That's amazing."

The play also tied...
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Packers top Saints in Superdome, New Orleans loses back-to-back games for 1st time since 2017

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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The New Orleans Saints had the game against the Green Bay Packers within their grasp.

But between a late three-and-out and two defensive pass interference penalties on cornerback Janoris Jenkins inside the Packers' red zone allowed the Packers to pull ahead by 10 within the two-minute warning.

The Saints pulled within a score late thanks to a Wil Lutz field goal, but Lutz's onside kick attempt skirted out of bounds, and the Saints dropped their Week 3 game, 37-30 — losing their second game in a row for the first time since 2017.

For the third week in a row, penalties continued to be...
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Saints lean heavily on Alvin Kamara in loss to Green Bay

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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The New Orleans Saints hooked their hopes to Alvin Kamara on Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers, and there was Kamara running free like he wasn’t burdened at all.

It was a stupendous Sunday for the Saints star, who was asked to do so much while the offense is still seeking a functioning identity three weeks into the season. The problem Sunday was that if it was not for Kamara creating it, there was not much there for the Saints offense in a 37-30 loss to Green Bay.

With receiver Michael Thomas sitting out for the second straight week, tight end Jared Cook leaving Sunday’s game...
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What we learned, what's trending and final thoughts from the Saints 37-30 loss to Green Bay

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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The New Orleans Saints hosted a Green Bay Packers team that figures to contend in the NFC this year, and they were not able to keep pace.

Behind 3 Aaron Rodgers passing touchdowns (and despite Alvin Kamara’s best efforts) the Packers dropped the Saints to 1-2 on the young season.

Here were the main takeaways.

Well, in case it wasn’t obvious while he was scoring four touchdowns in the first two weeks: Alvin Kamara is all the way back to being himself. Like, all the way back, maybe better than ever. And in case this also wasn’t obvious: The Saints absolutely need him to continue doing...
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Saints miss chances, fall to Packers in primetime, 37-30

  • News source: Ken Trahan
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Seeking redemption after a very disappointing performance in a loss at Las Vegas as a solid favorite, the Saints stepped up in class against Green Bay, a 2-0 team that won 13 games, as New Orleans did, in 2019.

The Saints were not ready for the promotion.

A suspect secondary was sent reeling even more.

For the second straight week, New Orleans was favored and lost. Perhaps the oddsmakers need to adjust their thinking on the 2020 version of the Saints.

The defense simply failed and the offense committed a critical turnover at a critical juncture.

Then, penalties were way too plentiful...
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Packers pull away late to beat Saints

  • News source: Darin Gantt
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The Saints gave the Packers too many chances in the fourth quarter, and the Packers made them pay.

The Packers left New Orleans with a 37-30 win over the Saints Sunday night, continuing a run of impressive offensive performances.

The fact that 37 was their lowest point total of the year (they scored 85 in the first two) has a lot to do with the fact they’re 3-0 at this point.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for 283 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions, despite the absence of wide receiver Davante Adams. In his stead, Packers wideout Allen Lazard had six catches for...
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