We've reached halftime in New Orleans as the Green Bay Packers are tied at 16 with the Saints. Even with each team only scoring one touchdown, it's been a pretty good offensive turnout (via field goals) from both squads.
Here's a look at the good, bad and the ugly from the first half of tonight's Sunday Night Football matchup:
The aerial attack for Green Bay has been superb thus far in the hostile environment of New Orleans. On just his throw of the game, Aaron Rodgers delivered a nice ball to Randall Cobb that went 70 yards for the game's first touchdown. Green Bay has a total of 292 yards in the game right now. Both team's have been moving the ball well through the air, and we should expect more of this type of production in the second half. So far, Rodgers is 13-of-18 and has passed for 278 yards (132.9 rating) and one touchdown.
Drew Brees fired a bomb to Kenny Stills for 45 yards who hauled in a pass directly over Davon House. That eventually led to a Brandon Cooks jet-sweep touchdown and helped the Saints tie the game. Not only has Brees had his way with the Packers' secondary through the air, safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has struggled wrapping up on tackles. By our unofficial count, he has three missed tackles so far. To be fair, New Orleans' secondary hasn't performed well either, but they don't have nearly the same amount of talent as Green Bay.
It's been a rough one for David Bakhtiari on the offensive line through the first two quarters. His struggles haven't given Eddie Lacy a chance to run on the left side of the field, and he's registered two bad penalties.
T.J. Lang (ankle) is questionable to return to the game.