(GREEN BAY, Wis) — After being on the losing end of one of the most controversial games in NFL history, the Green Bay Packers responded six days later by defeating the New Orleans Saints 28-27 at Lambeau Field.
After trading the lead for most of the game, Aaron Rodgers threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson midway through the fourth quarter to give Green Bay (2-2) the lead for good. Rodgers finished with 319 passing yards, four touchdowns and one interception.
Drew Brees threw for 446 yards and three touchdowns for the Saints (0-4) who are still trying to get their first win of 2012.
Brees has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 47 straight games, tying the mark set by Johnny Unitas for most in NFL history.
Wide receiver Marques Colston hauled in nine catches for 153 yards and a score
The Saints had a chance to take the lead late, but kicker Garrett Hartley missed a 48-yard field goal attempt with under three minutes remaining allowing the Packers to run out the clock.
New Orleans plays at home against the San Diego Chargers in week five, when they try and get their first victory of the season.
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