Saints remain winless, fall to Packers, 28-27
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (NBC33) — Garrett Hartley missed a potential game winning field goal as the Saints lost their fourth straight game to open the 2012 season. Interim head coach Aaron Kromer watched his team blow a fourth-quarter lead to the Packers in Lambeau Field, eventually falling, 28-27.
The Saints offense looked much more like the record breaking squad from the 2011 season as quarterback Drew Brees passed for 446 yards and three touchdowns. “It stinks. But despite where we are at right now I think this team’s going to do something,” Brees said following the game in which he tied an NFL record held by Johnny Unitas with his 47th straight regular season game with a touchdown pass.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for 319 yards and four touchdowns as Green Bay rebounded from Monday night’s fiasco with the replacement referees.
The Saints hope to find their first win Sunday night on NBC33 when they will take on the San Diego Chargers at 7:30 p.m.