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Jameis Winston throws five touchdowns in Saints' rout of Green Bay

Packers Saints Football
Posted at 6:17 PM, Sep 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-12 19:17:02-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  — It had been 5,500 plus days since a quarterback not named Drew Brees started for the New Orleans Saints.

Former first overall pick Jameis Winston had a dominant showing in his first start for the Black and Gold against Green Bay, throwing for five touchdowns in a 38-3 win.

Winston completed 14 of his 20 passes for 148 yards while scrambling for 38 yards.

Winston's performance marks the fewest passing yards by a quarterback that threw for five or more touchdowns since 1948. It had been 637 days since Winston had won a game as a starter.

The Saint's defense dominated Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' offense, holding them to just 233 yards of total offense. For Green Bay, Sunday's loss is the largest deficit for a Rodgers-led team since December of 2018.

New Orleans (1-0) will be on the road next week against division rival Carolina. That game is set for Sunday, Sept. 19, and will kickoff at 12:00 p.m.

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