Packers-Saints: The facts

Saints beat the Packers in 2002

What: Packers (0-4) vs. Saints (2-2)

When: Noon (CT) Sunday, Oct. 9

Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI

All-time regular season: Packers lead 13-5-0

All-time postseason: No postseason meetings

Standings: Packers - 4th place, NFC North. Saints - 3rd place (tied), NFC South.

Packers leaders: Offense - Favre, 1,041 passing yards and 9 passing TDs; Green, 206 rushing yards; Driver, 18 receptions and 294 receiving yards; Driver, Antonio Chatman and Robert Ferguson, 2 receiving TDs. Defense - Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, 2½ sacks; Ahmad Carroll, 1 INT.

Saints leaders: Offense - Brooks, 938 passing yards and 2 passing TDs; McAllister, 304 rushing yards and 3 rushing TDs; Stallworth, 20 receptions and 317 receiving yards; Horn and Ernie Conwell, 1 receiving TD. Defense - Tony Bryant and Darren Howard, 2½ sacks; Jason Craft, 2 INTs.

Packers team rank: Rushing Offense - 73.8 ypg (28th); Passing Offense - 246.3 ypg (10th); Total Offense - 320.0 ypg (21st). Rushing Defense - 102.0 ypg (16th); Passing Defense - 204.0 ypg (15th); Total Defense - 306.0 ypg (16th).

Saints team rank: Rushing Offense - 113.5 yards per game (13th in NFL); Passing Offense - 222.0 ypg (13th); Total Offense - 335.5 ypg (15th). Rushing Defense - 130.0 ypg (T-29th); Passing Defense - 178.8 ypg (6th); Total Defense - 308.8 ypg (17th).

Packers-Saints series: 19th meeting. This will be only the second game played between the teams at Green Bay, the first resulting in a 35-34 Packers victory on Sept. 17, 1989. The Packers are 7-1 against the Saints in Wisconsin, winning six of seven games played in Milwaukee.

Last meeting: The Saints won the last meeting, 35-20 at New Orleans on Sept. 15, 2002, in the Superdome as Deuce McAllister ran for 123 yards in just 21 carries and two touchdowns. He had a clinching 2-yard TD run in the closing minutes after he ripped off a 62-yard gain.
Aaron Brooks, who spent the 1999 season as Green Bay's third-string quarterback, threw for two touchdowns. Brooks completed 16 of 28 passes for 217 yards. Green Bay had 357 yards in total offense but converted just 22 percent of its third-down attempts (2 of 9) compared to 70 percent for the Saints, who also had 357 yards of offense.

Line: Packers by 3.

Next up: Bye week

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