Kasay has been perfect thus far. He made both of his field-goal attempts at Green Bay in Week 1 and added three more against Chicago, including a 53-yarder just before the two-minute warning at the end of the first half to put New Orleans up 16-7.
With 4:16 left to play, Cutler had been sacked five times. The offensive line suffered a major setback against the Saints, after what seemed to be a solid opener against the Falcons. The offensive line struggled to adjust to the multiple blitz looks and pressure packages brought by the Saints. The tight ends deserve a share of the blame, too.
Collectively, the eight receivers combined for 26 receptions for 270 yards and three touchdowns (Sproles and Robert Meachem also scored). Others in the Drew-threw-to-me fraternity included Moore, wide receiver Adrian Arrington, running back Pierre Thomas and tight end David Thomas.
In these past two games, it seems apparent that the Green Bay Packers still have the strength from their Super Bowl post-season. A stellar quarterback with reliable receivers, where Greg Jennings had some spectacular catches against the Saints, and a now healthy running back duo contribute to what could be a repeat season. Star defensive players like Clay Matthews, Tramon Williams and BJ Raji are still making the plays that count, which is why the Pack won in the last seconds against the Saints. Against the Panthers, it seemed Green Bay was unable to use these talents to their full advantage.
Cutler was terrorized by the Saints defense who sacked him six times, including three times in a row in the fourth quarter, as they were able to consistently pressure him through all four quarters. Cutler completed only 42% of his passes and fumbled once.
Tags: 2011 NFL Regular Season AccuScore Brandon Meriweather Brian Urlacher Chicago Bears Chris Harris Chris Ivory Darren Sproles Drew Brees Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Major Wright Mark Ingram New Orleans Saints Pierre Thomas Sean Payton Zach Strief