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Packers-Saints game ends without punt for third time in NFL history


Earlier this year, the Green Bay Packers were part of just the second game in NFL history without a punt.

On Sunday night, the Packers accomplished the feat for a second time. This time, it was against the New Orleans Saints. Neither team punted in the game, making it the third contest in NFL history to not feature punters.

The Packers' two games this season — the other one came against the Chicago Bears — join the Sept. 13, 1992 contest between the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers as the only regular-season games during which neither team punted.

Combined, the Packers and Saints gained almost 1,000 yards of total offense Sunday night. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers passed for more than 400 yards, while Saints counterpart Drew Brees threw for more than 300 yards. The Packers turned the ball over three times while the Saints lost a fumble, helping to keep the punters off the field.

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Sunday featured another offensive milestone for the NFL as well. According to NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast, it was the first time in history that a single Sunday saw four quarterbacks — Rodgers, the Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger, the Eagles' Nick Foles, and the Colts' Andrew Luck — throw for more than 400 yards. 

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