NFC North: Lions Grab Control Of Division

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Oct 26, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) reaches for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) in the first half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports


Drew Brees and the Saints came to life in New Orleans on Sunday, and it was at the Packers’ expense. The Saints defeated the Packers 44-23 behind 311 passing yards and three touchdowns from Brees, along with a breakout game for running back Mark Ingram, who ran for 172 yards and a score. Aaron Rodgers kept the Packers in the game early, hooking up with Randall Cobb on a 70-yard touchdown to open the game.  However, the Green Bay defense simply couldn’t stop the Saints, who looked like a rejuvenated team on Sunday night, despite their now 3-4 record.  Like the Lions and Bears, the Packers will also head into a bye week looking to get healthy and fix their woes in the running game.  Luckily for them, the reeling Bears await in two weeks.