Donald Driver fell one yard short in his quest to break the Packers' all-time receiving yardage record held by James Lofton. Raymond T. Rivard photogaph

The Green Bay Packers offense scored 42 points, but it was the defense that won the game, making two huge second half stands against the high-powered New Orleans Saints offense to come away with an opening night win Thursday.

With the hype, the concerts, 70,555 fans watching in the stadium and the television lights in full blare throughout the day, the expected distractions didn’t bother the Packers who just a few short months ago were under the microscope of the Super Bowl.

Playing the 2009 Super Bowl winners led by the indefatigable Drew Brees, the Packers had all they could handle and scored just enough to come away with the win.

From the opening kick-off when the Packers moved the ball down the field like a hot knife through butter to score the game’s and season’s first points, all the way through to the game’s final play executed with no time left on the clock, the fans of both teams got their money’s worth.

Rodgers threw his first of three touchdowns on the night on a back shoulder pass to one of his favorite receivers, Gregg Jennings, in the left corner of the end zone to give the Packers a 7-0 lead. … [visit site to read more]

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September 9, 2011 at 10:24 am by indyfootballreport
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