Green Bay, Wis. - The New Orleans' offense - minus almost all of its starters - got off to a quick start on Thursday night at Lambeau Field as the Saints entered halftime tied at 10 with the Green Bay Packers.
Luke McCown started at quarterback for the Saints and marched them 85 yards in six quick plays capped by a 7-yard scoring strike to Willie Snead. McCown was 5 for 5 for 82 yards on the drive, including a lovely 45-yard completion to Brandon Coleman on the Saints' first play.
Ryan Griffin took over on the next possession and led the Saints 58 yards in 13 plays. The drive ended on a 21-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins.
The Saints' defense - which also rested the team's top players - had a good first half punctuated by an interception in the second quarter by defensive back Kyle Wilson.
Penalties were still an issue for the Saints as they had five for 45 yards. One call on Wilson wiped out a sack by rookie Davis Tull and another penalty wiped out a fumble recovery by the punt team. Defensive lineman Bobby Richardson also flashed a couple of times in the half.