Late FG miss costly; Saints still winless
BY CHRIS JENKINS Associated Press
Monday, October 01, 2012
10/01/12 at 4:54 AM
GREEN BAY, Wis. - The New Orleans Saints finally saw an offense they recognized.
The result was the same, though - another loss for a team whose tumultuous offseason has spilled over into a winless start.
This time Garrett Hartley missed a field goal in a wild ending at Lambeau Field, where the Saints (0-4) blew a fourth-quarter lead and lost to the Green Bay Packers 28-27 on Sunday.
"It's going to hurt when you lose a game like this," Saints interim coach Aaron Kromer said. "But I will not let them get down. We are too close."
The loss came despite a monster game from Drew Brees, who threw for 446 yards and three touchdowns as the Saints' offense finally appeared to be performing up to its usual standards.
"Yeah, it's disappointing," Brees said. "It stinks. But despite where we're at right now, I think this team's going to do something."
Brees threw a touchdown for the 47th regular-season game in a row, tying an NFL record set by Johnny Unitas.
"Obviously, I'd like to be talking about it after a win," Brees said of the record. "But certainly it's significant to even be in the same realm as a guy like Johnny Unitas."
Marques Colston had nine catches for 153 yards and a touchdown.