Aaron Rodgers went for 283 yards and three touchdowns, and the Green Bay Packers stayed unbeaten with a 37-30 triumph over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night.
With the Packers’ top receiver Davante Adams unable to play as a result of a hamstring injury, Rodgers in any case discovered approaches to attack New Orleans (1-2) with a variety of passes, short and long.
Allen Lazard got six passes for 146 yards for Green Bay (3-0), remembering gains of 48 and 72 yards for throws deep downfield that each set up touchdowns. Rodgers’ scoring passes went for five yards to Lazard, 18 yards to tight end Marcedes Lewis and one yard to tight end Robert Tonyan. Lazard’s longest catch set up Aaron Jones’ one-yard TD run.
The decisive drive got moving when Rodgers hit tight end Jace Sternberger for a 23-yard gain and later drew a pass interference brings in the end zone on a third-down play, which set up the Tonyan TD with two minutes left.
Saints running back Alvin Kamara based on a sensational beginning to the season, increasing 197 yards from scrimmage and scoring twice on short passes from Brees, with sneaky, tackle-slipping runs after the catch.
His scoring plays remembered a 52-yarder for which he took a go close to the line of scrimmage and broke four handles, including one that constrained him to adjust along the sideline before he cut back inside for the last yards. That play, which tied the score at 27, may have wound a regular Superdome swarm into a wild, arena vibrating craze. In any case, the stands were for all intents and purposes vacant, except for less than 1,000 Saints player and staff visitors.