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Packers hold off Saints in wild game at Lambeau Field

Green Bay Packers Rodgers is chased by New Orleans Saints Johnson during their NFL football game in Green Bay Reuters

Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers were both outstanding on Sunday at Lambeau Field, but in a back-and-forth game with plenty of twists and turns, it was Rodgers’ Packers who ended up on top of Brees’ Saints, 28-27.

Brees completed 35 of 54 passes for 446 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions, but that wasn’t enough. Although he maneuvered them into range for an apparent go-ahead field goal late in the fourth quarter, the Saints’ successful kick was called back on a holding penalty, and when they were backed up the Saints missed.

Rodgers completed 31 of 41 passes for 319 yards, with four touchdowns and one interception, and a short completion on a third down just after the two-minute warning iced the game and gave the Packers the win.

For the second consecutive week, the Packers suffered at the hands of bad officiating. Last week it was the infamous Hail Mary in Seattle that wrongly gave the Seahawks a touchdown and likely led to the end of the NFL’s lockout of its referees. This week there are no replacements to blame, just longtime ref Jeff Triplette and his crew, who botched several calls, including a fumble by Saints kickoff returner Darren Sproles that they wrongly ruled down by contact, and a push-off in the end zone by Saints receiver Marques Colston on a touchdown catch that should have been called back for offensive pass interference.

But this time the bad officiating didn’t cost the Packers the game, and they improved to 2-2. The Saints fought hard, but in the end they lost once again, falling to 0-4.

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  1. thetokyosandblaster says: Sep 30, 2012 7:49 PM

    Packers 28, RefSaints 27, Contra/PVYHarvinGTODriver, 0.

  2. 7ransponder says: Sep 30, 2012 7:50 PM

    Saints fans: Thought you were going to bounce back after all this hardship and show everyone what you’re made of! What happened, pretty quiet now eh?

    Pack fans: You are no longer allowed to complain about other teams complaining about refs after that childish display at Lambeau today. Replacement refs or no, bad calls are part of the game, stop acting like deserving brats.

  3. apooster says: Sep 30, 2012 7:51 PM

    Is Clay Matthews going to post Roger Goodell’s number on his facebook page again?

    Will the Packers kneel down every play?

    Will the Packers Offensive linemen going to take to twitter to berate the league office?

  4. virger says: Sep 30, 2012 7:52 PM

    cue the pack haters to claim that the refs weren’t that bad in this game…but, they were

  5. conormacleod says: Sep 30, 2012 7:53 PM

    All we really learned was that the Saints stink when they can’t cheat, the Packers pass defense is awful, and the Packers do not manage their challenges well. Both teams have no shot this year.

  6. kattykathy says: Sep 30, 2012 7:53 PM

    Thank goodness. If the Packers lost again we would have had to deal with the embarrassing actions of the players and their fans again.

    And these were the Refs that everyone wanted to bring back? At least the replacement officials made correct calls (like the Tate touchdown in Seattle)

    I for one am glad the Packers won so we dont have to see and hear all the juvenile temper tantrums that low class Packer fans with throw and make threats against innocent referees.

  7. j972 says: Sep 30, 2012 7:53 PM

    Uh, the certificate on your website has expired.

  8. sundevils33 says: Sep 30, 2012 7:53 PM

    Packers got screwed again in this game and still pulled it out.

    Go Pack Go

  9. scoops1 says: Sep 30, 2012 7:53 PM

    Theres a reason why TT didn’t dump James Jones…and you saw why today

  10. wallio says: Sep 30, 2012 7:53 PM

    Man the refs wanted the Saints to win, but it didn’t work. Drew Brees demands an explanation!

  11. axespray says: Sep 30, 2012 7:54 PM

    More Baffling than the Refs screw ups….

    James Jones with a Clutch Catch for once…

    Whew….

  12. contra74 says: Sep 30, 2012 7:54 PM

    LOL, so which refs do you want? Last weeks or this weeks? Cry me a bigger river!

  13. wamj2008 says: Sep 30, 2012 7:54 PM

    Figured the old refs would be sloppy for a few weeks, just like preseason. Had me tearing my hair out, but the right team won.

  14. jigga757 says: Sep 30, 2012 7:55 PM

    damn…we had our breaks…couldnt capitalize…0-4..falcons running away at 4-0..idk…HURRY UP BYE WEEK

  15. panthersftw says: Sep 30, 2012 7:55 PM

    panthers are terrible. but the saint are worse.

    i’ll take it.

  16. jhein23 says: Sep 30, 2012 7:56 PM

    Aaron Rodgers is gonna sport the eye patch this week. I know from experience how bad that can hurt. Nerve racking game as a Packers fan.

    Drew Brees is awesome QB and played unbelievably well. I never want to see Graham Harrell ever again – if you trip just fall to the ground don’t flip the ball towards Cedric Benson’s belly. He singlehandedly almost cost the Packers this game.

  17. yooperman says: Sep 30, 2012 7:56 PM

    Tipplet will the first ref benched.

  18. packafan4life says: Sep 30, 2012 7:57 PM

    According to how the NFL wanted to deal with Refs this crew should ride the pine next week.

  19. intedwetrust says: Sep 30, 2012 7:57 PM

    My lord that was a poorly officiated game!!! Jones catch to ice it was a spectacular catch. Just another ugly game to watch.

  20. jessethegreat says: Sep 30, 2012 7:59 PM

    As a packers fan it’s getting harder and harder to watch… But one has to consider that if, (a big if) they are able to overcome the bad calls, it could lead to a team bond building like they had in 2010 in the playoff stretch.

  21. egomaniac247 says: Sep 30, 2012 7:59 PM

    The regular refs and their union are breathing a huge sigh of relief that the Packers won this game.

    Something tells me the media will not give them 1/4 of the grief that the replacements got for that blown call.

  22. gbpshareholder says: Sep 30, 2012 7:59 PM

    Thanks to most of the Packer players for keeping their composure, through more adversity. Great job hanging together and getting the win…
    GO PACK GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. tutamus says: Sep 30, 2012 8:00 PM

    The ref sounded relieved to call that final first down.

  24. clayjayhawk says: Sep 30, 2012 8:00 PM

    Somewhere in america Rodger Goodell is pissed that we weren’t screwed again! GO PACK GO !

  25. jwzinski says: Sep 30, 2012 8:01 PM

    I went into this game with the intention of giving the refs some pardon if they made bad calls or missed calls, but what they missed were too obvious to overlook. I’m pretty sure if Hartley makes that field goal and New Orleans wins, Lambeau would’ve exploded.

  26. marko959 says: Sep 30, 2012 8:01 PM

    I’ll still take the regular refs any day. Yes, they blew the Sproles fumble, but the flow of the game was much better and you knew someone was in charge. It was a refreshing change from the total incompetence of last Monday night, and I’m not even including the horrible call on the last play.

  27. judsonjr says: Sep 30, 2012 8:01 PM

    I’m a Packer fan and the pushoff wasn’t that bad. It’s a 50/50 call.

    The missed fumble was pretty terrible, in that no official made a definitive ruling that the runner was down. Normally you see a ref repeatedly pointing at the ground.

    I think the refs didn’t really see anything, and just guessed at the call.

  28. luckynumberlucas says: Sep 30, 2012 8:02 PM

    Those d@mb replacements, they suck, again theyblew calls, I cant wait for the real refs to get back…

    Oh wait…

  29. bathroomben7 says: Sep 30, 2012 8:03 PM

    Between the Rodgers eye poke and the late dive at Woodson’s knees It seems the spirit of Greg Williams is still with the Saints

  30. foosball11 says: Sep 30, 2012 8:03 PM

    Does anyone that watched this game still want to make the arguement that the regular refs are somehow better than the replacement refs?

  31. Matt-NC says: Sep 30, 2012 8:04 PM

    Think about the quality game the Pack offense put forth if they could overcome those blown call and Brees passing at will.

  32. csilojohnson says: Sep 30, 2012 8:05 PM

    Good old Triplett. Lucky for him the announcers seemed to have had thier tongues tied when its come to horrible calls since the union boys are back. So transparent its almost funny.

  33. phillyphever says: Sep 30, 2012 8:05 PM

    1) Guess there really wasn’t much of a difference between the regular and replacement refs after all.

    2) See ya next year Aints. Stick a fork in them, they’re done.

  34. skidooman93 says: Sep 30, 2012 8:05 PM

    The Saints suck, plain and simple. Talk about perennial loosers. They had to cheat to have their only succesfull season.

    The packer defense still sucks too. I dont see either team making the playoffs.

  35. numberoneinthehoodg says: Sep 30, 2012 8:06 PM

    Somebody said the fans deserve better. Can’t put a finger on it. Oh yeah, the same guy that said we as fans wanted 18 games. Can we have 9 games officiated by the “reg” refs and 9 officiated by the “replacements”? Fans are stupid. Can’t wait until next week!

  36. joojie71 says: Sep 30, 2012 8:07 PM

    Man, this was a tough game. Too many bad calls that could have cost the Packers the game. This time, there was time for the defense to make a stop. It was a must win for the Packers. So thankful!

  37. richndc says: Sep 30, 2012 8:07 PM

    aaahhh, the 0-4 Aints. So, where are all the football experts who said the Saints would rally and be better without their head coach?? hmmm? Even with the refs giving you 3 unexplainable calls. You lose. Again. How does it feel?

  38. seenoland54 says: Sep 30, 2012 8:08 PM

    Karma 4-0, Saints 0-4

  39. gbpackersfan12 says: Sep 30, 2012 8:09 PM

    Bad officiating or not, you must make the plays to win the game. Pack did just enough and got it done. Big win, but lots of work to do.

  40. eagleswin says: Sep 30, 2012 8:11 PM

    This week there are no replacements to blame, just longtime ref Jeff Triplette and his crew, who botched several calls, including a fumble by Saints kickoff returner Darren Sproles that they wrongly ruled down by contact, and a push-off in the end zone by Saints receiver Marques Colston on a touchdown catch that should have been called back for offensive pass interference.

    ———————————————

    I’m guessing Rodgers won’t be apologizing to fans this week for the refereeing nor will the packers players be holding brainstorming sessions on how to protest the call.

  41. iplaypingi3s says: Sep 30, 2012 8:11 PM

    Green Bay beat the Saints. This week the also managed to get one in the win column against the refs…

  42. catfish2012 says: Sep 30, 2012 8:15 PM

    Even with the refs help the saints are still winleas… oh well, time to put the brown bags back on and look at each other and say “who dat?”…

  43. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 30, 2012 8:15 PM

    That was a terrible missed fumble call, but still the problem is the same as with the replacement refs, the refs on the field couldn’t see the detail to make the right call, fine, but the people who have the power to review it do not have a set of procedures and powers to make sure the call gets correct.

    That design flaw of the process will ALWAYS be prone to creating huge problems where the rightful team doesn’t win!

  44. curlypacker says: Sep 30, 2012 8:17 PM

    The”real” refs tried to screw us again. The replacement ones did a better job overall then these clowns. Go Pack!

  45. tommccrossin says: Sep 30, 2012 8:18 PM

    The missed fumble was just a blown call, accentuated by McCarthy making a dumb challenge. The Seattle play was an officiating crew that didn’t know the rules of the game. That being said I’ve always disliked Jeff Triplette

  46. Fancybaseball says: Sep 30, 2012 8:21 PM

    Good to see the Packer Haters are back out in full, seething sarcastic force! That’s how you know you’re doing it right.

  47. shlort says: Sep 30, 2012 8:21 PM

    kattykathy , I see you still havent taken the time to go read the rule on possession, eh? The call at the end of the seattle game was so obviously wrong that only people too stupid to understand the rules think it was right. Imagine that!

  48. gbpbacker84 says: Sep 30, 2012 8:23 PM

    For everyone on both sides of the fence. There is one school of thought that in the past the Packers have been favored by the NFL and the Refs when it comes to big calls. And there are other people who act like the NFL deliberately tried to hose the Packers the past 2 weeks. I’m pretty sure neither are true. What is true is that the way the rules and replays are handled and explained have never been so inconsistent. Whether it is replacement refs or regular ones, the competition committee has caused this mess and they better fix it because this is starting to get ridiculous.

  49. packermama says: Sep 30, 2012 8:23 PM

    The Packers are really pretty mediocre this year. Yes, there were more bad calls in this game and they cost the Packers some points. Yeah, the eye injury to Rodgers kept them from scoring…with some help from an inept back-up QB. But this is a bad New Orleans team and the Packers just struggled too much to get this win. They may improve, gel or something as the season goes on…but with some other NFC teams surging….gee even the Vikings look better…this Packer team is just okay.

  50. mp4pack says: Sep 30, 2012 8:27 PM

    I get bad calls, even the one last week. It’s a fast game and these guys are human, which is why there’s a review system in place. What has me pulling my hair out is obvious bad calls being upheld by review. How that non-catch by Graham was upheld is as baffling as the last play against Seattle, although obviously non nearly as devestating. In the end going up against the refs again and overcoming this time is the best way this game could have turned out. Huge win.

  51. randygnyc says: Sep 30, 2012 8:30 PM

    Fluke win by green bay.

  52. beedubyatoo says: Sep 30, 2012 8:36 PM

    Harrell didn’t screw up the play with the fumble inside the 10. Either Lang or Saturday stepped on his foot and he couldn’t keep his balance. He is a terrible qb, but, that particular paly wasn’t his fault.

  53. contra74 says: Sep 30, 2012 8:41 PM

    Great job, you barely got by a team that’s 0-4. Now put those stupid ‘worst call ever’ shirts cause no one wants to see those packer “women” sporting me on national tv.

  54. sixjak says: Sep 30, 2012 8:45 PM

    Trying to come to grips with my jealousy of this 0-4 team.

  55. thatswhatimsayin says: Sep 30, 2012 8:48 PM

    jhein23 says:

    Aaron Rodgers is gonna sport the eye patch this week. I know from experience how bad that can hurt. Nerve racking game as a Packers fan.

    —————————————————————
    Well I sure hope he doesn’t end up in a road side ditch

  56. mikey77750 says: Sep 30, 2012 9:00 PM

    Why doesn’t Roger Goodell, the NFL brass, and the referees just come out and admit that they are going to do everything they can to make sure the Packers have a terrible season! The last two games have seen 7 blown calls against the Packers. Talk about a conspiracy.

  57. 4sacroc says: Sep 30, 2012 9:00 PM

    It’s sundown on the union, and what’s made in the USA … sure was a good idea …til greed got in the waaaaaaaaaay – Dylan on the refs

  58. bjamesa says: Sep 30, 2012 9:01 PM

    The refs blew some calls but unlike last week, the Pack had time to recover and did. The difference between real officials and replacements is that when these refs blow a call, while it sucks, you can just shake your head and say, “they missed that one.” With the replacements, you never know if they missed it or if they just didn’t know any better. It was easier to point fingers at the replacements, whether that was fair or not. I’m glad the Packers got the win and it didn’t come back to bite us. On to the Colts… Go Pack!

  59. purpleguy says: Sep 30, 2012 9:08 PM

    My hate for the Saints trumps my dislike of the Pack, particularly after that lousy down-by-contact call. Congrats Pack fans — I don’t think there would have been enough stomach antacid in WI this week had you lost.

  60. conormacleod says: Sep 30, 2012 9:16 PM

    jessethegreat says:
    Sep 30, 2012 7:59 PM
    As a packers fan it’s getting harder and harder to watch… But one has to consider that if, (a big if) they are able to overcome the bad calls, it could lead to a team bond building like they had in 2010 in the playoff stretch.//////////////////////// Weird. I didn’t hear the Packers complaining in 2010 when the refs gave them a win over MN on 3 bad calls. The NFL apologized after the game, but it allowed the Packers to get into the wildcard spot. Without bad calls going your way there is no Superbowl. Is that the “bonding” you are referring to?! I’d say bad calls to miss several playoffs are in order for the Packers.

  61. tburst414 says: Sep 30, 2012 9:22 PM

    Great game, plenty of controversial no calls to debate but at the end of the game the Packers came out on top due to their offense today. The packers really stepped up at the end and that’s what made the difference between a win and loss today. Rodgers and the offense looked very good for most of the day, I can only imagine the collective sigh of relief from packers nation. The officiating was less than perfect today, as it is every game, but some game changing calls were messed up today. As I have read though many of the previous comments, it’s funny to me that people come on here and bash the packers and their fans for being upset. The question you need to ask yourself is if the same things happened to you and the team you support, how would you react? It’s not unreasonable to be upset about bad officiating, especially when it comes down to winning or losing! Have some people over reacted? Absolutely, but before you place your judgement on these passionate supporters of their team, put yourself in their shoes for a second and see how it feels…

  62. yourrealitybites says: Sep 30, 2012 9:22 PM

    Boo hoo…Goddell should have fired the officials just like Reagan did the air traffic controllers.

  63. 7ransponder says: Sep 30, 2012 9:25 PM

    Fancybaseball says:
    Sep 30, 2012 8:21 PM
    Good to see the Packer Haters are back out in full, seething sarcastic force! That’s how you know you’re doing it right.

    ———————-

    Winning against a 0-3 team by a missed field goal is “doing it right”? Yeah, what a defining win, the Packers are CLEARLY the team to beat in the NFC like everything that was said pre-season.

  64. nflsecurity862 says: Sep 30, 2012 9:31 PM

    Is the Saints 0-4 start the bad karma they had coming for the bounty scandal? Or because their fans defended their actions so much? Or because their fans were guaranteeing Super Bowl?

  65. ronaldmexico7 says: Sep 30, 2012 9:37 PM

    Drew Brees demands an explanation.

  66. thetokyosandblaster says: Sep 30, 2012 9:37 PM

    Great! Conor is here, too!

    Hey, perhaps you can tell us how a team as bad defensively as the Lions can hold your offense to no TDs?

    Also, you guys are really enjoying first place in the division, because it’s 1) rare, and 2) going to be short-lived.

    By the time the Packers and Vikings play, the Vikings will be third in the division behind the Packers and Bears.

    You know it. I know it. The Vikings know it.

  67. thatswhatimsayin says: Sep 30, 2012 9:39 PM

    Tom Brady would’ve put up 70 on either defense

  68. thetokyosandblaster says: Sep 30, 2012 9:42 PM

    thatswhatimsayin says:
    Sep 30, 2012 9:39 PM
    Tom Brady would’ve put up 70 on either defense

    And either offense would have put up 80 on the Pats defense.

    So?

  69. thejuddstir says: Sep 30, 2012 9:47 PM

    clayjayhawk says:Sep 30, 2012 8:00 PM

    Somewhere in america Rodger Goodell is pissed that we weren’t screwed again! GO PACK GO
    ————————————————
    If Goodell truely wanted to “screw the pack”, he’d force them to play by the same rules as the other 31 teams are required to play by. You would think it would be quite simple to have a set of rules that all 32 teams must abide by but guess not. It’s prolly why the exec’s from so many other teams were quoted “off the record” of being so giddy when the pack lost to the seahawks the way they did.

  70. vikefan says: Sep 30, 2012 9:47 PM

    very nice to see Karma winnng over from the cheating aints

    congrats to the pack crew for beating a winless team…..you should be so proud

  71. thejuddstir says: Sep 30, 2012 9:49 PM

    thetokyosandblaster says:Sep 30, 2012 9:37 PM

    Great! Conor is here, too!

    Hey, perhaps you can tell us how a team as bad defensively as the Lions can hold your offense to no TDs
    —————————————-
    that packer defense was pretty impressive today to wasn’t it, LOL

  72. thetokyosandblaster says: Sep 30, 2012 10:04 PM

    @Juddstir, I’m not sure if you were watching, but they played the Saints. The Saints have what we call a good “offense.”

    If/When the Saints play your team, your team’s defense won’t look so great, either.

    Watching football more than this year will help you figure some things out. Just keep watching, and you’ll start to pick things up.

  73. bjamesa says: Sep 30, 2012 10:08 PM

    Vikings fans are STILL complaining about the calls from the game two frickin’ years ago!? Get over it! We ended their playoff hopes and used the momentum to win the Super Bowl. We don’t care what you say…

  74. jerlee7 says: Sep 30, 2012 10:15 PM

    Overcame the “Conspiracy” this week. James Jones grows into a real man! Wish Finley would!

  75. jerlee7 says: Sep 30, 2012 10:20 PM

    Beware the “Conspiracy!”

  76. contra74 says: Sep 30, 2012 10:24 PM

    thetokyosandblaster says:Sep 30, 2012 10:04 PM

    @Juddstir, I’m not sure if you were watching, but they played the Saints. The Saints have what we call a good “offense.”

    Packer defense made the Aints look good today. Funny that you would call it a good offense considering the trash you have out in O today.

  77. asseenonokra says: Sep 30, 2012 10:24 PM

    I expected the hate for my Saints, but all you losers hate the Pack, too? I guess it’s like my buddy the Pats fan said, “you’ll know you’ve arrived when fans of crummy teams rejoice in your losses.”

  78. contra74 says: Sep 30, 2012 10:25 PM

    bjamesa says:Sep 30, 2012 10:08 PM

    Vikings fans are STILL complaining about the calls from the game two frickin’ years ago!? Get over it!
    —-
    Says the fan of a fanbase that had “Worst Call Ever” t shirts printed and sold at Lambeau today. You should take your own advice and stop complaining about the call in Seattle. Everyone knows the packers deserved that loss, everyone!

  79. asseenonokra says: Sep 30, 2012 10:25 PM

    Ps. Vikes fans are STILL the biggest crybabies in the land.

  80. thetokyosandblaster says: Sep 30, 2012 10:35 PM

    contra74 says:
    Sep 30, 2012 10:24 PM
    thetokyosandblaster says:Sep 30, 2012 10:04 PM

    @Juddstir, I’m not sure if you were watching, but they played the Saints. The Saints have what we call a good “offense.”

    Packer defense made the Aints look good today. Funny that you would call it a good offense considering the trash you have out in O today.

    —-

    lol, do you watch football? The Saints are averaging what they scored today. So by your own definition the Saints made the Packers D look average.

    Someone’s scared…..

  81. jhein23 says: Sep 30, 2012 10:35 PM

    I honestly think the Lions have looked much worse than the Saints have so far this season even if they do have 1 win. So Idk why Contra and all these Vikings fans are ripping a win over the Saints and beating their chests over beating the Lions. Makes no sense.

    Vikings fans are OBSESSED with the Packers – FACT

  82. threedeep1998 says: Sep 30, 2012 10:36 PM

    Wayne Larivee and Larry McCraren are on a bender that’s for sure

  83. mannyicey says: Sep 30, 2012 10:37 PM

    As a Falcons fan, I would like to say something… Something with all sincerity:

    HA!

  84. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Sep 30, 2012 10:38 PM

    As the eleventy-third President, I declare the Green Bay Packers to be AWESOME.

  85. 7ransponder says: Sep 30, 2012 10:40 PM

    tburst414 says:
    Sep 30, 2012 9:22 PM
    Have some people over reacted? Absolutely, but before you place your judgement on these passionate supporters of their team, put yourself in their shoes for a second and see how it feels…

    —————————-

    That’s the problem here, many fans of other teams HAVE been in those shoes before and these very same Packer fan “passionate supporters” were the ones telling THOSE fans to stop complaining about officiating and to win games by being a better team so you aren’t in that position to lose in the first place. If you don’t think those people deserve to be called the hypocrites they are, then clearly you all are blinded homers.

  86. truthserum4u says: Sep 30, 2012 10:40 PM

    @ thetokyosandblaste

    And the Packers barely squeak by an 0-3 team whose opponents had no other victories other than against them. Oh I know, it’s because of the refs. But Packer fans have stated people shouldn’t blame the refs. Of course this was when they were getting calls like they did against the Giants in the playoffs last year.

    Funny how in one comment you state it’s rare the Vikings are in first place, yet a few comments later you chastise someone about watching football for more than this year. Clearly you don’t hold yourself to the same standards as you do others. You’re the one needing a history lesson.

    Finally, yes the Vikings might very well end up last in the division. But the fact remains, they have as many wins in four games as they did all last year while the Packers have doubled their losses. One team is improving while the other struggles to maintain what they were.

  87. cmizzad says: Sep 30, 2012 10:41 PM

    Are there really Viking fans who accuse the Pack fans of being crybabies?

    Seeing how Vikings fans are still complaining about a game their 6-10 team lost 2 years ago, can you imagine what this site would be like if they had been screwed like the Packers were last week? The message boards would be unbearable.

    And about that game from two years ago… What they always forget is that those questionable calls happened in the 2nd quarter and the Vikings still had the LEAD at halftime. (Of course Favre started being Favre and that was the real reason they lost)

    In other words, absolutely zero comparison to what happened last week.

  88. truthserum4u says: Sep 30, 2012 10:46 PM

    asseenonokra says:Sep 30, 2012 10:25 PM

    Ps. Vikes fans are STILL the biggest crybabies in the land.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Not any more they’re not. That’s another Title for Titletown!

  89. larryjames836 says: Sep 30, 2012 10:48 PM

    I don’t care what anyone say New Orleans Saints played a great game against the Packers. The only thing wrong with the New Orleans Saints they don’t have faith in themselves they have a hold lot of talented guys on the sideline but don’t the faith to believe in them. Just like Morgan who caught the touchdown pass from Drew Brees who don’t believe in Morgan but had to throw the pass down to him for a touchdown. New Orleans Saints has other running backs they need to play, we talks about Sean Payton that the Saints don’t need Sean Payton they wouldn’t if they play the way Sean Payton would play. Like 4th and goal Sean Payton would have went for a touchdown, also a 4th and one Sean Payton would have went for the one. If the New Orleans Saints would believe in themselves like Sean Payton believe in the Saints they can play some ball then but if you don’t believe in your teammates to make plays you will never win it takes the whole team to win the game.

  90. jhein23 says: Sep 30, 2012 10:48 PM

    Vikings fans are consumed by the Packers its really quite pathetic when we don’t even consider you our #1 rival.

    I have way more respect for the Bears organization and fans than Minnesota and I know most Packers fans would agree.

  91. truthserum4u says: Sep 30, 2012 10:59 PM

    @ cmizzad

    Again reading comprehension – try it sometime!

    They aren’t complaining about the calls, they are simply pointing out that Green Bay has had more than it’s fair share of calls go in their favor. As bad calls go, the one Monday night is a long ways down the list.

    And “screwed like the Packers were”? Really? You simply have no idea. Just go back and watch the 2010 NFC Championship game. Again, not complaining, just using it as a point of reference. Trust me, while the Vikings have created much of their own tormented history, getting screwed by the refs is also a running theme.

    But hey, you need to get the game to a point where a bad call doesn’t matter, right?

  92. thejuddstir says: Sep 30, 2012 11:12 PM

    Great Caesar’s Ghost says:Sep 30, 2012 10:38 PM

    As the eleventy-third President, I declare the Green Bay Packers to be AWESOME
    ===========================
    Sending threats to officials……yep that’s really AWESOME

  93. jonny42671 says: Sep 30, 2012 11:18 PM

    @Mikey7750……I can’t stop laughing at your comment. I bet you still get in line to get autographs from old Packer players?Get out of your parents basement and join the real world.

  94. bordner says: Sep 30, 2012 11:21 PM

    This is funny – the Vikings are unbelievably in first place, yet their fans just can’t wait for Packer-related stories to come out so they can post all their jealous little comments on them.

  95. thetokyosandblaster says: Sep 30, 2012 11:38 PM

    @Truthserum,

    here you are, trolling on a Packers board.

    Have the Vikings been in first place very often the past few years?

    Nope.

    The “truth” is, you’re jealous of the Packers, and you wish your team was as good.

    The end.

  96. thetokyosandblaster says: Sep 30, 2012 11:40 PM

    That metrodome is a really neat place.

    It’s a stadium that truly reflects the fan base.

    A little pressure, and it all crashes down.

  97. fluffy19 says: Oct 1, 2012 12:19 AM

    tburst414 says:
    Sep 30, 2012 9:22 PM
    Have some people over reacted? Absolutely, but before you place your judgement on these passionate supporters of their team, put yourself in their shoes for a second and see how it feels….

    I agree, tburst. Fans should passionately (fanatically) support their teams and ripping bad calls goes with that territory. However, the Packers supporters are famous, on here and elsewhere, for historically telling other fans complaining about calls to get over it and play better. So, you all are just getting a bit of your own medicine. And, while fans are supposed to be outraged about stuff like this, I’ve never seen a group of players and coaches act sooooo unprofessionally as the pack last week. Tough call, yes. Replacement refs, yes. It doesn’t give them the right to put forth that disgraceful display. Especially in a game with such a mediocre performance. Please, someone, give me one other example of a team acting so childishly about officiating. Anyone? Say what you will about Brett Favre, but unlike A ROD he would have been a man and owned responsibility for the Seahawks loss. I can hear his hick drawl…”Gotta make more plays, can’t let it come down to that”. If I were a packer fan, I’d be embarrassed to see my team and coach act that way.

    @jhein23
    You may not consider the Vikes your biggest rivals, but the 1000′s of packers fans who have moved here to the Twin Cities for our wonderful, rich way of life certainly do. Also, the lions probably aren’t much better than the Saints….but, they have a head coach and they were at home, so I still say Vikes win today is a better win. To say nothing of the pack desperately needing a win, while the vikes were walking into a definate let-down trap game.

    @toykosandblaster
    You of all people calling out Vikes fans for trolling takes hypocrisy to a level I can’t fathom. And the Vikings are a whole 2 years removed from the division title and NFCC Game, and the truth is, our team is better than yours. Why would we be jealous of a 2-2 record w/o a tiebreaker against the niners?

  98. daniramirez21 says: Oct 1, 2012 12:25 AM

    From a Packer Fan. Drew Brees is one fantastic QB, wow. He just is. Way to carry a team on his back. The referees? Umm, there will always be bad calls in a game, in any sport but sometimes you can’t understand how they don’t see some plays, it’s unbelievable. I hope this win help the Packers for the rest of the season. Tough next 2 games on the road, especially that one in Houston vs Texans.

    #GoPackGo

  99. fluffy19 says: Oct 1, 2012 12:39 AM

    thetokyosandblaster says:Sep 30, 2012 10:04 PM

    @Juddstir, I’m not sure if you were watching, but they played the Saints. The Saints have what we call a good “offense.”

    If/When the Saints play your team, your team’s defense won’t look so great, either.

    Watching football more than this year will help you figure some things out. Just keep watching, and you’ll start to pick things up.

    -Just held the lions to 13 at home. Not a be all, end all, but our D is improved. Ask Megatron if he wants any part of our safeties next time they meet. And that was with a HC.

  100. trapshoot says: Oct 1, 2012 12:45 AM

    Guess the real refs have problems too. The non call on offensive PI on the NO touchdown was hard to miss.

  101. bjamesa says: Oct 1, 2012 12:48 AM

    contra74 says:
    Sep 30, 2012 10:25 PM
    bjamesa says:Sep 30, 2012 10:08 PM

    Vikings fans are STILL complaining about the calls from the game two frickin’ years ago!? Get over it!
    —-
    Says the fan of a fanbase that had “Worst Call Ever” t shirts printed and sold at Lambeau today. You should take your own advice and stop complaining about the call in Seattle. Everyone knows the packers deserved that loss, everyone!
    —–
    It WAS the worst call ever! Stop comparing the horrible call that came on the last play of the game (not the second quarter like yours) and that happened six days ago (not two years ago, again, like yours). I promise that two years from now Packers fans won’t be complaining about the Seahawks game. Sure, both were terrible calls, the difference is that the Packers won’t let it destroy their season like the Vikings did. Enjoy first place in the division while it lasts… it won’t be long.

  102. truthserum4u says: Oct 1, 2012 1:07 AM

    @ thetokyosandblaster

    Says the person trolling Viking threads!

    I just came looking for you, knowing you would be hypocritical in your posts. Case in point: You went after another poster for not knowing the past then you limit it to recently when you’re called out for saying the Vikings in first place is a rarity. Nice!

    And jealous? Hardly! In their history the Vikings have never been down for more than a few years. And even when they are down, they are tremendous in their failures. The Packers on the otherhand spent 27 straight years of being totally irrelevant. A stretch of over a quarter century. Yikes!!

    I most certainly give them props for their success, but that doesn’t diminish the hypocritical, self important attitude that permiates the Green Bay fans, and latley it’s players. Who wants to be a part of that? It’s only a game after all that ultimatley doesn’t affect our lives all that much. But character tells you all you need to know about the person, or lack there of in this case.

  103. 7ransponder says: Oct 1, 2012 1:22 AM

    bordner says:
    Sep 30, 2012 11:21 PM
    This is funny – the Vikings are unbelievably in first place, yet their fans just can’t wait for Packer-related stories to come out so they can post all their jealous little comments on them.

    ———————

    Which is exactly what happened last year when the Vikings were terrible and the Packers were flying high. Our fan bases love to crap on each other, equally. Get over it.

  104. whoadie says: Oct 1, 2012 1:55 AM

    It’s real funny how all the Saints haters decide to pump up the hating and come from out of hibernation when the team has been gutted. No coach, gm, assistant coach and we’re still competitive. A team with no coach is like a car with no driver…. especially when the driver was Sean Payton. I’m proud of the way the Saints have been battling despite the circumstances. We will be back! WHO DAT!!!!

  105. judsonjr says: Oct 1, 2012 2:15 AM

    Yes the Packers got all the calls in 2010.

    I know Vikes fans always whine about the Quarless TD that was clearly dropped. Well the Packers got hosed in ATL that year on the same thing, Tony Gonzales dropped a 4th down pass, but there was no replay of the drop until a minute later. Plus the ref that hosed the Vikes in that 2010 game, hosed the Packers in the playoffs in 2009.

    In a loss to the Dolphins, Guns Hochuli threw a flag for lining up over center on a key punt. The flag wasn’t thrown when it happened, it was thrown *after* a 2 minute commercial break. When the replay was shown, the player was not lined up in a position where a foul should have been called.

    Plus the refs did the Packers no favors in losses to the Bears and Skins that year.

  106. contra74 says: Oct 1, 2012 2:32 AM

    bjamesa says:
    Oct 1, 2012 12:48 AM
    contra74 says:
    Sep 30, 2012 10:25 PM
    bjamesa says:Sep 30, 2012 10:08 PM

    Vikings fans are STILL complaining about the calls from the game two frickin’ years ago!? Get over it!
    —-
    Says the fan of a fanbase that had “Worst Call Ever” t shirts printed and sold at Lambeau today. You should take your own advice and stop complaining about the call in Seattle. Everyone knows the packers deserved that loss, everyone!
    —–
    It WAS the worst call ever! Stop comparing the horrible call that came on the last play of the game (not the second quarter like yours) and that happened six days ago (not two years ago, again, like yours). I promise that two years from now Packers fans won’t be complaining about the Seahawks game. Sure, both were terrible calls, the difference is that the Packers won’t let it destroy their season like the Vikings did. Enjoy first place in the division while it lasts… it won’t be long.
    —–
    Uh oh, looks like I struck a nerve on another cry baby packer fan. Just take a knee if you don’t like it. Maybe the pity party will come to the rescue

  107. lucky5936 says: Oct 1, 2012 4:52 AM

    phillyphever says:
    Sep 30, 2012 8:05 PM

    1) Guess there really wasn’t much of a difference between the regular and replacement refs after all.
    ————————————————–
    Cue the idiots who are trying to compare the replacement refs with the regular officials. First of all, no one said the regular refs were perfect. They are just better. Much better! Which brings me to my second point. The Packer-Saints game was an exception this weekend, not the rule in terms of solid officiating. In weeks past, the Packers-Saints would have been the norm for what we saw around the league.

    For the officials to come back on days notice without any practice or preseason, and officiate this well collectively is quite impressive! It was a welcomed change watching the majority of these games and where the players decided the game. The command and flow of the game was refreshing.

  108. drgreenstreak says: Oct 1, 2012 6:31 AM

    Hey Mr Brees! Somebody needs to show me the proof.

    “Kill the head and the body will die. Kill the head and the body will die.”

    Is Sean Payton the head? methinks so.

    Poor babies, these Saints.

  109. raidernation210 says: Oct 1, 2012 7:24 AM

    Sep 30, 2012 10:25 PM
    bjamesa says:Sep 30, 2012 10:08 PM

    Vikings fans are STILL complaining about the calls from the game two frickin’ years ago!? Get over it!
    —-
    Says the fan of a fanbase that had “Worst Call Ever” t shirts printed and sold at Lambeau today. You should take your own advice and stop complaining about the call in Seattle. Everyone knows the packers deserved that loss, everyone!
    —–
    It WAS the worst call ever! Stop comparing the horrible call that came on the last play of the game (not the second quarter like yours) and that happened six days ago (not two years ago, again, like yours). I promise that two years from now Packers fans won’t be complaining about the Seahawks game. Sure, both were terrible calls, the difference is that the Packers won’t let it destroy their season like the Vikings did. Enjoy first place in the division while it lasts… it won’t be long.

    ————————————————

    The “Tuck Rule” was the worst call ever so Packer fans need to stop crying and whinning. And before that “The Immaculate Deception” was the worst call ever and both happened to the Raiders in a play off game. So just shut up Packer fans because you sound like a bunch of babies

  110. miles58a says: Oct 1, 2012 7:37 AM

    If I were a Packer fan I would be more concerned about how my coach blew a challenge. He should have had a challenge left to use on the blown call. And if I were a Packer fan I would be more concerned that my team with a supposedly MVP QB and a supposedly MVP coach almost lost to a team with no coach. Blown call or not, at home, Saints without a coach, worst Defense in the NFL and they almost lost due to a blown call. Packer’s fans have a lot to worry about

  111. shaggytoodle says: Oct 1, 2012 7:58 AM

    Yes there was a bad call on the fumble, but I am can’t blame it all on the refs, MM had chosen to use a challenge in an awful spot, and he should have had one to use.

    The regular refs worked at a pace were the Pack and Saints could use the up tempo style they use and get into a rythem, that never seemed to happen the previious weeks.

  112. lambeauphan says: Oct 1, 2012 10:20 AM

    Graham Harrell was almost the new TJ Rubley

  113. bougin89 says: Oct 1, 2012 10:32 AM

    Here is my take(as a Packer fan) on the officiating the last two weeks.

    Mistakes happen and in real time I get it, calls will be blown, but when you go under the booth and look at the replay and still mess up an obvious call thats inexcusable. Obviously the Fail Mary last week that robbed us of a win was inexcusable and the Graham called catch on 3rd down that MM challenged was inexcusable and lead to 3 points.

    And BTW, yes MM totally botched his first challenge yesterday but even if he saved that one and challenged the Sproles fumble the play was blown dead on the field so we wouldn’t have been able to challenge that we had the ball, so that’s not on MM, that’s all on the refs.

  114. cmizzad says: Oct 1, 2012 11:06 AM

    raidernation210 says: Oct 1, 2012 7:24 AM

    The “Tuck Rule” was the worst call ever so Packer fans need to stop crying and whinning. And before that “The Immaculate Deception” was the worst call ever and both happened to the Raiders in a play off game. So just shut up Packer fans because you sound like a bunch of babies

    ———————————————

    LOL. Raiders fans still whining about a call from 40 years ago?

    I’m a Packers fan. Does that mean I can complain about the 1999 playoff game against the 49ers? Jerry Rice clearly fumbled on the final drive that led to the T.O. touchdown catch and the Packers clearly recovered and…

    Seriously folks. After one week, there should be a moratorium after one week with complaining about calls. After one week, it should be over. I can’t speak for everyone but this Packer fan promises that if the Pack doesn’t make the playoffs this year, you won’t hear a peep from me, despite what happened last week.

  115. pshark5 says: Oct 1, 2012 11:18 AM

    The refs were bad in that game! But it seemed like that phantom holding call on the Saints field goal was a B.S. call to make up for it so the cry-baby Packers wouldn’t be whining about it for the next 4 seasons.

  116. richc111 says: Oct 1, 2012 2:48 PM

    You know what I like about the regular ref’s being back is you don’t find 10 stories about how bad the ref’s are every day now. You have to find out about bad calls buried in other stories. The 1st week back I saw missed call after missed call but hardly a mention now! Why?

  117. seenoland54 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:51 AM

    Four games in and four games back…the good news is by the time you come off probation you’ll have that first round draft pick all sewn up! Enjoy San Diego this week!

    be humble, be verrrry humble, mean Ms Karma loves it when you get full of yourselves.

  118. jigga757 says: Oct 2, 2012 1:07 AM

    as a Saints fan…I WANT AN EXPLANATION!!!!

  119. shlort says: Oct 3, 2012 5:25 PM

    fluffy19 , the first tie breaker is head to head. If the Vikes manage to split with GB, then you can go down the list to common opponents. Packers sweep of the vikes and the Packers win the tie breaker if the vikes somehow manage to pull more than 8 wins this season and be in playoff contention.

  120. borderline1988 says: Oct 4, 2012 11:21 AM

    I can’t, for the life of me, understand why the Packers defense is so terrible.

    Their defense was tremendous for the Superbowl run, led by an excellent coach and DC.

    I know the LB group is a bit weak with the injuries, but why is their secondary so bad??
    They have a good set of quick, young CBs, and a HOF in Woodson.

    It’s embarrassing. It doesn’t matter how good Rodgers is. If the D doesnt step up and be at least average, there’s no chance the Packers will find any success in the postseason.

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