Sunday was the home opener for the Green Bay Packers. It was Jordan Love‘s first start at Lambeau Field during the regular season. The first half was clearly a struggle for the Packers, as they did not put up any points. Fortunately, all of their points came at a crucial moment, and it was all in the fourth quarter.
According to starting cornerback Rasul Douglas, the Green Bay Packers needed the win and the adversity ahead of their quick turnaround matchup against their division rival in the Detroit Lions, on Thursday Night. Kassidy Hill was the first to report on Douglas’ comments after their huge comeback win against the Saints.
Green Bay Packers Cornerback Rasul Douglas Comments After Comeback Win Against Saints
Rasul Douglas: "We needed that, cause if we had lost and had to play Thursday, I don't know if Matt would've let us go home."
— Kassidy Hill (@KassidyGHill) September 25, 2023
The comeback win against the Saints really showed the resilience that the Green Bay Packers had as time was ticking in the game on Sunday. In fact, Matt Lafleur told the media that the team believes in one another, and he has never witnessed what he did in their home opener, stating: “I’ve never been a part of a win like this,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said. “The guys in the locker room, they believe. They believe in one another. And they continued to battle.”
This should give the team and fans more hope as the season moves on. Not only on the offense but the entire team as well. Many bright spots were shown, despite not having running back Aaron Jones, Christian Watson (both listed out with hamstring injuries), Jaire Alexander, David Bakhtiari, or Elgton Jenkins on Sunday afternoon
Jordan Love Stats In Week 3
Green Bay Packers starting quarterback Jordan Love showed much poise in the fourth-quarter comeback against the New Orleans Saints. Love went 22-44 for 259 yards, one touchdown pass, a running score, and an interception in the game. He led all rushers with nine carries for 39 yards.
Even with some of the scary throws that he made early in the game, it really showed what Jordan Love is capable of when having to lead the offense for the Green Bay Packers. He did not seem to show any signs of nervousness or doubt while on the field.
Love was able to lead the team to a victory in the last 11 minutes. Wide receiver Romeo Doubs led that core with five catches for 73 yards, and one touchdown. Rookie wideout Jayden Reed had three catches for 63 yards. Reed made a big diving grab on a 30-yard pass from Jordan Love that set up a touchdown. That was one of the biggest highlight plays that helped with the comeback late in the game.
Packers’ Defense on Sunday
The Green Bay Packers defense gave up 17 points to the New Orleans Saints in the first half on Sunday. The good thing is that it was all that the Saints scored for the rest of the contest. Rashan Gary received a game ball in the locker room after sacking the quarterbacks three times. Gary took down Derek Carr, who suffered a shoulder injury in the third quarter and did not return.
Backup quarterback Jameis Winston hit Chris Olave downfield before the Saints missed the potential game-winning field goal. Olave had eight receptions for 104 yards with no touchdowns. Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark had four total tackles with one sack in the first half.
The game against the Saints was certainly needed in terms of facing adversity. Truly, the rough start was not what the team or fans wanted to see as the game kicked off. The only thing that matters is that the Green Bay Packers got the win in their home opener at Lambeau Field.
Green Bay will face the Detroit Lions at home on Thursday Night Football. The game will be televised at 8:20 p.m. ET on Amazon Prime!