Packers Down New Orleans 42-34 - Match Report
Green Bay got 3 passing strikes from Aaron Rodgers en route to a 42-34 victory over New Orleans on Thursday in Week 1 action at Lambeau Field.
Green Bay was the ATS victor, as they covered the 4.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 47.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
James Starks rushed for 57 yards, while Ryan Grant added 40 yards in the win. Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson added 89 and 77 receiving yards respectively.
Mark Ingram rushed for 40 yards for New Orleans, while Pierre Thomas added 31 yards. Drew Brees threw for 419 yards for the Saints, while receivers Devery Henderson and Marques Colston had 100 and 81 yards respectively.
Green Bay lost the offensive yardage battle to New Orleans 477-399 yards in Thursday's game. New Orleans had more first downs as that total ended up 27-24.
New Orleans lost the time of possession battle 32:54/27:06, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Green Bay heads into a Week 2 battle against the Panthers. New Orleans, meanwhile, will have their next action against Chicago.