Saints vs. Packers: Postgame Grades, Notes and Quotes for New Orleans

September 4, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New Orleans Saints ended their preseason on a sour note Thursday night, as they were soundly beaten by the homestanding Green Bay Packers, 38-10.
The defeat marks the first time since 1971 the Saints have gone winless in the preseason.
New Orleans got off to a red-hot start in the game with points on its first two possessions. Coach Sean Payton’s club cooled off in the second quarter, however, as the Packers found their footing on offense. Green Bay seized control of the game in the third quarter, and in the final period, the Saints were flat-out sloppy in all phases.
The visitors came out with great intensity on the defensive side, as coordinator Rob Ryan’s unit forced the Packers into two consecutive three-and-outs to begin the game.
Luke McCown got the starting nod for the Saints at quarterback, and he engineered an impressive six-play, 85-yard touchdown march on New Orleans’ first offensive series.
The Saints added a field goal on thei...

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