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Packers hold off Saints at end in opener

Aaron Rodgers came out on top in a memorable opening-night duel with Drew Brees, and the Packers came up with a goal-line stand on the game's final play to beat the Saints, 42-34, in Green Bay.

Rookie Randall Cobb caught a touchdown pass from Rodgers and ran back a kickoff 108 yards for a score in the third quarter -- tying a record for the longest kickoff return in NFL history.

Rodgers threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns. Brees threw for 419 yards and three TDs, including one to tight end Jimmy Graham that cut the lead to eight points with 2:15 left.

After a Green Bay punt, Brees marched the Saints to the Packers' 9-yard line and spiked the ball with 3 seconds left. Green Bay linebacker A.J. Hawk was called for pass interference and the ball was placed at the 1 for an untimed play. The Packers swarmed rookie Mark Ingram as he ran up the middle, and the game was over.

Dolphins re-sign Johnson. Running back Larry Johnson re-signed with the Dolphins five days after they cut him. Reggie Bush will start for Miami Monday night against New England.-- AP

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