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Saints vs Packers Week Four Capsule



STREAKS 2 of past 3 5 of past 8
COACHES VS. OPP. Kromer: 0-0 McCarthy: 1-2
LAST WEEK L 27-24 (OT) vs. Chiefs L 14-12 at Seahawks
LAST GAME 9/8/11: Saints 34 at Packers 42. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers throws 3 1st-quarter TDs & WR-KR Randall Cobb adds record-tying 108-yard KR-TD in the 2011 season opener.
BROADCAST FOX (3:25 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 93 (NO), 86 (GB). XM: 229 (GB). 


PASSING Brees: 75-137-904 (3C)-7 (2C)-5-77.0 Rodgers: 78-115-3-2-87.0
RUSHING P. Thomas: 19-138-7.3-0 Benson: 46-144-3.1-1
RECEIVING Sproles (RB): 18-163-9.1-1 Finley (TE): 15-133-8.9-1
OFFENSE 377.3 304.3
DEFENSE 477.3 261.0 (3L)
SACKS Galette: 2 Matthews: 6 (1L)
INTs Greer: 1 T. Williams: 2
PUNTING Morstead: 54.4 (1L) Masthay: 46.7
KICKING Hartley: 21 (9/9 PAT; 4/5 FG) Crosby: 19 (4/4 PAT; 5/5 FG)


SAINTS:  QB DREW BREES hasTD pass in 46 consecutive games & can tie longest streak in NFL history (HOFer JOHNNY UNITAS, 47). In 4 starts vs. GB, has 1,458 pass yards (364.5 per game), 11 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 110.3 rating. Has 300+ yards and 2+ TDs in all 4 games…In last meeting, RB-PR-KR DARREN SPROLES had 250 combined yards (92 PR, 76 KR, 75 rec., 7 rush) with 72-yard PR-TD. Since 2011, leads NFL RBs with 104 receptions. RB PIERRE THOMAS rushed for 2 TDs in 11/24/08 game vs. GB…TE JIMMY GRAHAM had TD in last meeting. Aims for TD in 7th game in row. WR MARQUES COLSTON has TD catch in 2 of 3 games vs. GB. In 11/24/08 game, WR LANCE MOORE had 5 catches for 115 yards & 2 TDs (70 & 14 yards). Has 7 rec. TDs in past 8 games. WR DEVERY HENDERSON aims for 3rd in row at GB with TD catch. Had 6 catches for 100 yards & TD in last meeting. Offense ranks 1st in NFC with 70% TD rate in red zone (10 poss, 7 TDs)…Since 2006, S ROMAN HARPER has 17 sacks, most by DB…PACKERS: QB AARON RODGERS completed 27 of 35 (77.1 pct.) for 312 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 132.1 rating in last meeting. Packers are 22-0 when Rodgers starts & has 115+ rating…RB CEDRIC BENSON rushed for 2 TDs in last game vs. NO (12/5/10 with Cin.). Had rush TD last week…In career, WR JORDY NELSON has 21 rec. TDs & avg. 32.1 yards per TD. WR GREG JENNINGS aims for 4th in row vs. NO with TD. WR-PR-KR RANDALL COBB is only player in NFL with 100+ KR (117), 100+ PR (108), 90+ rec. (96) & 40+ rush (48) yards. Had 108-yard KR-TD (tied for longest in NFL history) & 32-yard rec. TD in last year’s meeting. Leads NFC with 15.4 PR avg. & is only NFC player with PR-TD (75 yards). TE JERMICHAEL FINLEY ties for 5th among TEs with 15 rec…Pass defense leads NFL allowing 125.3 yds. per game. Total defense is 2nd in NFC & 3rd in NFL allowing 261 yards per game. Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), CB TRAMON WILLIAMS leads NFL with 15 INTs. Since joining GB in 2006, DB CHARLES WOODSON has 38 INTs (2nd in NFL) & 9 INT-TDs (1st in NFL). LB CLAY MATTHEWS leads NFL with 6 sacks. Rookie LB NICK PERRY had 1st career sack last week.

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