The Green Bay Packers defeated the New Orleans Saints 28-27 on Sunday, but not without some drama. The Packers were poised to take control of the contest in the fourth quarter when quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered an eye injury, which forced him to sit out for a play. The subsequent play was a disaster for Green Bay, as it resulted in a fumble that New Orleans recovered.
It's not obvious who the blame should fall on, but it's irrelevant at this point. Graham Harrell tripped while attempting to hand the ball off, resulting in a fumble, which was recovered by New Orleans. Four plays later, Drew Brees hit Joseph Morgan for an 80-yard touchdown, as Sam Shields and Morgan Burnett completely blew their coverage.
Fortunately for the Packers, they were able to rally from that bad sequence to reclaim the lead, and eventually, the game. The Saints missed a go-ahead field goal with a little under three minutes to play, and Green Bay managed to hold on from there.