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Saints DB Marcus Williams Picks Off Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

Sep 12, 2021, 4:28 PM | Updated: 5:08 pm
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Marcus Williams #43 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after intercepting a pass against the Green Bay Packers during the second half at TIAA Bank Field on September 12, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah and current New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams intercepted Green Bay Packers during Week 1 of the NFL season.

The Saints hosted the Packers at TIAA Bank Field, the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, on Sunday, September 12. New Orleans is currently displaced due to the impact of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana.

With 4:50 to go in the third quarter, Rodgers aired out a deep ball intended for Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Williams fell back in coverage and picked off the overthrown ball from Rodgers.

It was Rodgers’ second interception of the game.

Williams returned the ball 53 yards to the Green Bay 12-yard line.

Three plays later, the Saints scored a touchdown to take a 24-3 lead over the Packers.

New Orleans’ game against Green Bay is broadcast on FOX.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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