Monday, August 23, 2004

Green Bay 19, New Orleans 14

Well, we're 1-1 now after a close game at home. From Yahoo Sports:

Brett Favre completed 11 of 17 passes for 149 yards, including passes of 30 and 31 yards to Antonio Chatman, who sprained his right ankle on the second-half kickoff.

"For a small receiver (5-foot-9), he sure played big today," Favre said of Chatman.

Ryan Longwell had field goals of 30, 38, 42 and 32 yards for Green Bay.

Brooks, who sat out the Saints' preseason opener, completed 7 of 13 passes for 44 yards against a dizzying array of blitzes before hobbling off. On the next series, New Orleans backup running back Aaron Stecker left the game with a neck stinger when he was hit by linebacker Nick Barnett and fumbled.

"They blitzed every snap," Saints coach Jim Haslett said.

At least it seemed that way.

"Well, I guess that's what their trademark is going to be this year, so that's going to be what they want to work on," Haslett said.

I never know what to make of preseason games, and with a mixed performance both against Seattle and New Orleans, it's hard to see the full capabilities of the team at this point. Hopefully the next two games at Jacksonville and at Tennesee will show just how strong this Packers team is.

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