GREEN BAY (AP) — Jordan Love led Green Bay’s comeback after falling behind by 17 points in the fourth quarter, a comeback that began after New Orleans lost quarterback Derek Carr to a shoulder injury and the Packers They beat the Saints this Sunday 18-17.
The Packers (2-1) scored 18 points in the final 11 minutes to win their 11th consecutive game in their home opener, the longest active streak in the NFL.
They took the lead on an eight-yard touchdown pass from Love — in his first home start — to Romeo Doubs in the right corner of the end zone with 2:56 left.
Carr’s backup, Jameis Winston, got the Saints (2-1) into scoring position, but Blake Grupe missed a game-winning 46-yard field goal attempt. It was the first miss in seven attempts for the rookie kicker.
New Orleans led 17-0 when Carr left with a shoulder injury in the third quarter after being sacked by Rashan Gary, who finished with a game-high three sacks.
This set the stage for Love to pull off the type of comeback that his predecessor Aaron Rodgers orchestrated on this field many times.
Love completed 22 of 44 passes for 259 yards with one touchdown, one rushing score and one interception.
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