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After a pass interference play in the end zone with no time on the clock, the New Orleans Saints had one yard between them and a potential overtime situation with the Green Bay Packers. One play.

If Thursday’s game was a referendum on the importance of player-led team workouts during the lockout, the results are in: The workouts Brees organized over the summer weren’t enough to help the Saints take down the champions, and the Packers’ decision not to get together as a team certainly didn’t seem to hurt them.

The Packers and their fans didn’t get much time to bask in the team’s Super Bowl win over the Pittsburgh Steelers as the lockout began soon after. Goodell offered an apology Thursday for the disruption caused by the lockout, and he sent an email out to fans saying the same thing.

Darren Sproles returned a Green Bay punt for a touchdown in the NFL’s kickoff Thursday night. Here’s the video.

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