2020 MVP Aaron Rodgers struggled all through, throwing two interceptions — he solely threw 5 all through the whole thing of final season — while Saints quarterback Jameis Winston threw for 5 touchdowns.
While Rodgers admitted that he “performed unhealthy,” he harassed to the media that it was “only one sport.”
Despite the workforce’s struggles — Rodgers was pulled from the sport with 10:46 remaining to defend him and permit second-year quarterback Jordan Love some sport time — he believes that having this loss so early in the season permits the Packers to right course.
“I believe simpler,” he stated. “We’re coming off a pair NFC Championship Games and clearly feeling good concerning the unit that we’ve on offense. … So it is a good kick in the you-know-where. Hopefully get us going in the best route going again residence and taking part in a division opponent [Detroit] subsequent week.”
The sport was being performed in Jacksonville, Florida, due to the impact Hurricane Ida is constant to have on Louisiana.
And afterwards, Winston harassed that the efficiency and the victory was “for town” of New Orleans.
“They’ve been by way of a lot. And for us to give you the option to have fun this victory with them, it is simply hats off to them for his or her resilience as a result of they motivated us, they impressed us to come on the market and ball.”
Chiefs coming again
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and tight-end Travis Kelce as soon as once more displayed their virtually telepathic connection on Sunday night time, taking part in starring roles in their 33-29 comeback victory towards the Cleveland Browns.
The Browns raced right into a richly-deserved first half lead, main 22-10 on the halftime break largely thanks to two touchdowns from celebrity running-back Nick Chubb.
However, in the second half, the Chiefs — led by Mahomes’ brilliance — got here roaring again.
Shortly after going into the fourth quarter with a nine-point deficit, Mahomes threw a touch-perfect 75-yard landing to Tyreek Hill on the very subsequent play.
Minutes later, Browns punter Jamie Gillan fumbled a snap, establishing the Chiefs with wonderful place in the Browns half.
Mahomes duly took benefit, throwing his second landing of the sport to Kelce to give Kansas City a four-point lead.
A late interception from Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield sealed the victory, handing the 2019 Super Bowl winners the proper begin to the season.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid praised Mahomes after his 337-yard, three landing efficiency.
“He does such an incredible job with the fellows round him. He’s an incredible communicator throughout powerful occasions on the sideline.”