By Nick Freimuth
The Green Bay Packers are now a game behind the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North following 26-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field Sunday. Quarterback Brett Hundley made his NFL debut and impressed with his mobility in the first half. A 14-yard touchdown scamper by temporary leader of the Pack gave Green Bay a 14-7 lead midway through the second quarter.
It was Aaron Jones who truly impressed in the first half. On the opening drive he tallied 70 yards including a 46-yard touchdown run. Jones finished with 131 yards on 17 carries. Hundley was the team’s second leading rusher with 44 yards.
The second half was a different story though. The Saints were able to move the ball with ease. Drew Brees finished the day 27/38 passing for 331 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Mark Ingram rushed for 105 yards in the win.
Green Bay has the next week off before hosting the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football on November 6.