Rodgers throws late TD, Packers beat Saints 28-27

By Chris Jenkins

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, Sept. 30 2012 6:16 p.m. MDT

New Orleans Saints' Darren Sproles(43) dives for a touchdown against Green Bay Packers' Sam Shields in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 in Green Bay, Wis.

Jeffrey Phelps, Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers threw a go-ahead touchdown to Jordy Nelson in the fourth quarter, and the Green Bay Packers shook off a week's worth of controversy with a rally to beat the New Orleans Saints 28-27 on Sunday.

With Packers fans howling about what appeared to be yet another bad call — this time by the regular officials, not the replacements — Garrett Hartley missed a 48-yard field goal attempt with just under three minutes remaining, costing the Saints a shot at the lead.

Rodgers threw for 319 yards with four touchdowns and an interception for the Packers (2-2).

Drew Brees threw for 446 yards with three touchdowns for the winless Saints (0-4). Brees has thrown at least one touchdown in 47 straight regular-season games, tying the NFL's all-time mark set by Johnny Unitas.

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