Week 1 - Saints 40 vs Packers 35

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    Saints Hold Off Packers In Opener To Start 1-0
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    After another quick offseason and a horrible ending to Season 5, the Saints were re-loaded and looking to make yet another run at their NFCS title, and hopefully this time take a deeper ride into the OMFLPlayoffs. There is no team comparison for week one, but we'll get back to that soon.

    Saints would get the ball after the Saints D forces the 1st of 4 turnovers on the day. Saints would cash this one in with a great Greene 20 yard td run to take a quick 7-0 lead.

    After trading a few punts the Saints would nail the Pack deep and then get back on the board with an Ellis sack for a safety for a 9-0 lead.

    Packers would get back on the board as the 1st quarter came to an end with a Boutte 16 yard run. 9-7 Saints.

    Saints would get the ball and begin their drive. Brees, on a 3rd down, would see the right side open up large and he would take off for the 5 yard td run. 16-7 Saints.

    Saints would force another int, but this time the Pack would hold Hartley to a 21 yard fg for a 19-7 lead.

    Packers would answer with a great pass to Jennings as he would some how get behind the Saints D and break away for a 53 yard td pass. 19-14 Saints.

    Saints would come right back and try to answer before halftime. Rookie WR Tucker would grab a 12 yard pass for an easy td and a great throw by Brees. 26-14 Saints.

    After half the Saints would get the ball back and being their dive, but would be forced to punt. After both teams traded punts and then Saints D getting their 3rd pick of the day, Brees would palyaction to Henderson for a amazing 58 yard td pass and a 33-14 lead.

    The 4th quarter would see some crazy things and a crazy game.

    Packers would get back on the board with a Finley 9 yard td pass from Rodgers. 33-21.

    Saints would recover the onsides kick and knew they needed one more score to put this one away, that would turn out to be very true today. On a 3rd down Armi would make a great catch and break away for the 1st down. 2 plays later rookie WR Tucker would make 2 back to back amazing plays. On the first the Packer CB would block the ball but Tucker would catch it, break 2 tackles, and spin to the 2 yard line. Very next play Brees throws a perfect fade to the big bodied Tucker who made a perfect catch for the 40-21 lead.

    Packers would use 2 back to back onsides recoveries, a few lob passes to their hb and other wrs, and just some amazing throws/catches/break tackles to make it very close at 35-40. Packers would get the last onside kick of the game, but the Packers would simply run out of time on the game.

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    Great game Kap. Thanks for the good talk after the game. You are a great player and you have a stud of a rb. GL the rest of the way.


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    Safety, 4 ints, 33% 3rd down percentage, and holding a very good O to a pretty low game, until late. Saints rookies also played amazing today across the board. This is a much better class than last years very down rookie class.
     

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