The New Orleans Saints might be struggling mightily to contain Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers passing attack, but it is difficult to say that quarterback Drew Brees is not doing his part to keep the Saints in Thursday night's NFL season opener.
With 3:37 remaining in the first quarter, Brees connected with wide receiver Robert Meachem on a 31-yard pass over the middle of the Packers secondary for New Orleans' first touchdown of the 2011 NFL season.
Brees, who had a remarkably clean pocket on the play, was able to find Meachem running a deep post as he broke toward the end zone. Easy pass. Easy score.
Naturally, Rodgers and the Packers answered with a 32-yard touchdown pass from Rodgers to rookie wide receiver Randall Cobb, but Brees and the Saints offense clearly should not shoulder the blame for their early shortcomings.