September 13, 2021 by archyde
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jameis Winston and the New Orleans Saints felt at home in northeast Florida as they beat the Green Bay Packers 38-3 to the delight of fans in New York. Orleans who are trying to recover their houses and their lives after the passage of Hurricane Ida.
Winston passed for five touchdowns, the New Orleans defense intercepted Aaron Rodgers, the NFL’s MVP twice in 2021, and the Saints started the post-Drew Brees era with a clear victory over the Packers on Sunday.
The game, originally scheduled to be played at the Superdome, was sent to Jacksonville as the New Orleans area continues cleanup work in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which hit southeastern Louisiana as a Category 4 storm on February 29. August, exactly 16 years after Katrina devastated the same region.
Green Bay fans outnumbered New Orleans fans in a recorded attendance of 35,242 fans, in what was officially considered a home game for the Saints, but they left disappointed in a game that couldn’t have been worse for Rodgers. who went to the bench with more than 11 minutes of play left.
Rodgers finished with 15 completions of 28 attempts for 133 yards scoreless. He commanded an offensive series to get a field goal in the first half, but that was it.
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