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Rodgers Throws 4 TDs, Packers Outlast Saints

By KBJR News 1

Rodgers Throws 4 TDs, Packers Outlast Saints

September 30, 2012 Updated Sep 30, 2012 at 7:44 PM CDT

Green Bay, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes to barely out duel Drew Brees, leading the Green Bay Packers to a 28-27 win over New Orleans on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Saints kicker Garrett Hartley missed a 48-yard field goal with just over two minutes left, that after a holding penalty nullified a 43-yard made field goal on the previous play.

Hartley's attempt sailed wide left, meaning Green Bay moves to (2-2) this season while New Orleans remains winless in 2012 at (0-4).

Rodgers finished the game 31-of-41 passing for 319 yards and the four touchdowns, also throwing an interception in the winning effort.

Brees, his counterpart for New Orleans, finished the contest completing 35-of-54 passes for 446 yards and three touchdowns.

Jordy Nelson was the leading receiver for the Packers, hauling in eight catches for 93 yards and the eventual game-winning touchdown. James Jones also had two scoring catches in the game for Green Bay.

The Packers are next in action on October 7 against Indianapolis, with that game set for 12:00 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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