9/ Comeback thwarted on goal line....Ingram's run stopped by Green Bay
With everything against the Saints – season-opener on the road against the reigning Super Bowl winners – New Orleans showed grit and determination just to stay in the game at Green Bay.
But with 1:08 to play, the Saints had the ball at their own 20 – 80 yards from a game-tying score. And under the direction of quarterback Drew Brees, the Saints got to the Green Bay 9 with 3 seconds to play.
A pass to running back Darren Sproles fell incomplete, but a penalty on the Packers’ A.J. Hawk in the end zone put the ball at the 1-yard line for an untimed down.
And in a season in which the Saints set passing records, the curtain-raiser ended on a failed run attempt. Rookie running back Mark Ingram was stuffed at the line of scrimmage when tackle eligible Charles Brown slipped and fell down and guard-tackle tandem Jahri Evans and Zach Strief didn’t get the push need to open a hole.