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Not much defense played in New Orleans

10/27/2014

NEW ORLEANS -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Green Bay Packers' 44-23 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night at the Superdome:

  • No defense, big problem: Packers coach Mike McCarthy wasn't especially proud of his team's defensive effort, but he didn't think the Saints played much either. The two teams combined for 986 yards and for the second time this season, the Packers were involved in a game without a punt. Before this season, that had occurred only once in NFL history. "I don't think they slowed us down at all defensively," McCarthy said. "We dropped the ball [by Andrew Quarless] that was an interception, we had a route that stopped [by Davante Adams] that turned into an interception. I don't think there was a whole lot of defense that was played here tonight, clearly by not our team."

  • Williams peeved: Packers cornerback Tramon Williams clearly thought Saints tight end Jimmy Graham should have been called for pass interference on his 22-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter. "Oh my god, let's not even talk about that," Williams said. "It's ridiculous. It's crazy."

  • Lang's prognosis: Right guard T.J. Lang left the locker room with a boot on his left foot. He left the game after the first series with an ankle injury. McCarthy said he did not know the severity of the injury. "I'm told it's an ankle sprain," McCarthy said.