(Reuters) - New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes to lead the Saints to a 44-23 win over Green Bay on Sunday, bringing the Packers' four-game win streak to an end.
In a match-up of two premier NFL quarterbacks, Brees battled Aaron Rodgers in a shootout at the Superdome, with the Saints' signal caller throwing for 311 yards without an interception.
Rodgers threw for one score and ran for another, but was also picked off twice. He tweaked a hamstring in the third quarter, which appeared to limit the Packers' quarterback for the remainder of the game.
New Orleans are now 3-4 on the season, with all three wins coming at the Superdome. They travel to Carolina next.
The Packers are 5-3 and have a bye next week.
The game took a crucial turn at 16-16 in the third quarter, when Rodgers appeared to hurt his left hamstring while scrambling.
Green Bay’s Pro Bowl quarterback remained in the game but never seemed to recover, throwing two second-half interceptions.
New Orleans seized the momentum, scoring the next 21 points for a 37-16 advantage.
Saints running back Mark Ingram scored a 21-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter and enjoyed a career-best 172 rushing yards on the night.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford)