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Saints, Packers tied at 16 at halftime

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The offenses of the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers dominated the first half Sunday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as the teams played to a 16-16 tie.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was especially effective, hitting 13 of 18 passes for 278 yards and one touchdown.

Drew Brees answered almost throw for throw and entered halftime 16 for 21 for 187 yards.

Neither team punted in the half.

The Packers struck first on a 70-yard TD pass from Rodgers to Randall Cobb. The Saints answered with a long drive ended by a 4-yard touchdown run by rookie Brandin Cooks.

After that the teams traded field goals with Mason Cosby making kicks from 31, 49 and 27 yards.

Saints kicker Shayne Graham drilled field goals from 31, 29 and 37 yards.

Cobb led the Packers with four receptions for 106 yards while Louisiana native Eddie Lacy had three receptions for 85 yards.

Mark Ingram led the Saints in rushing with 10 carries for 48 yards. Kenny Stills had four receptions for 57 yards.

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