Oakland Raiders 3-0-0-9 — 12
Green Bay Packers 7-0-10-3 — 20
The Green Bay Packers set the tone early in a 20-12 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.
Playing without starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the second-straight game, the Pack leaned on the running attack during their opening drive and Eddie Lacy responded.
Lacy, often criticized for weight issues last season, carried 9 times for 45 yards and capped the drive with a 1-yard touchdown to give Green Bay a 7-0 lead.
Then the Packers (2-0) defense took over, holding the Raiders offense to just 187 total yards and 7 first downs. Quarterback Derek Carr completed 9 of 13 passes but for only 38 yards. He also threw an interception.
Green Bay ran for 145 yards overall, while keeping the Raiders under 50. The Packers also dominated the time of possession, holding the ball for over 35 minutes.
Oakland (1-1) got a late touchdown when Brynden Trawick blocked a Tim Masthay punt and Nate Allen recovered it in the end zone for the score.
Defensively for the Raiders, Khalil Mack picked up where he left off last season, recording a sack and a hit on Brett Hundley which knocked the Packers quarterback out of the game. Shilique Calhoun and Neiron Ball also had sacks for Oakland.
The Raiders committed 10 penalties for 96 yards compared to 3 for 38 for Mike McCarthy’s squad.
The Packers travel to San Francisco next Friday, August 26, to meet the 49ers in Week 3 of the preseason. Kickoff is scheduled for 10 p.m. Eastern. The Raiders host the Tennessee Titans the following evening at 8 p.m. ET.
Keep reading to see the video highlights of the game and the individual stats:
Eddie Lacy Put the Packers up 7-0 on Their Opening Drive
Eddie Lacy ran with authority on the Packers’ opening drive, totaling 45 yards on 9 carries. On his 9th carry he plunged into the end zone from 1-yard out to give Green Bay a 7-0 lead in a drive that took over half the first quarter. The Packers started Brett Hundley at quarterback and he completed 3 of 5 passes for 29 yards.
John Crockett’s TD Run Put the Packers up 14-3 Midway Through the 3rd Quarter
John Crockett ran in a touchdown from 10 yards out to give the Packers a 14-3 lead with 8:22 left in the third quarter. Crockett rushed 4 times for 23 yards and caught a 12-yard pass on the 10-play, 80-yard drive. Quarterback Joe Callahan threw for 38 yards and added 14 more on the ground.
Starting quarterback Hundley left the game in the second quarter after suffering a setback on his injured ankle. He missed Week 1 with the injury and his status for Week 3 is unknown.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy didn’t appear overly concerned following the game:
The Raiders cut the lead to 17-6 in the fourth quarter when Giorgio Tavecchio connected on a 28-yard field goal with 11:21 left to play.
Raiders Recover a Blocked Punt in the End Zone for a 4th-Quarter TD
The Raiders special teams showed up late in the game. Down 20-6 after, the teams traded field goals, the Raiders’ Brynden Trawick blocked a Tim Masthay punt and Nate Allen recovered in the end zone for a touchdown. The extra point attempt failed, but Oakland cut the Packers lead to 20-12 with about 3 minutes left in the game.
The Packers were then able to run out the clock and get the victory.
Passing: Brett Hundley 5 for 7, 67 yards; Joe Callahan 9 for 17, 65 yards
Rushing: Eddie Lacy 9 carries, 45 yards, TD; James Starks 6 for 26; John Crockett 6 for 26, TD; Joe Callahan 4 for 23; Brandon Burks 4 for 14; Marquise Williams 4 for 5; Brandon Ross 3 for -8; Alstevis Squirewell 2 for 10; Aaron Ripkowski 2 for 4
Receiving: Davante Adams 2 receptions, 37 yards; John Crockett 4 for 27; Jared Cook 2 for 16; Geronimo Allison 1 for 18; Aaron Ripkowski 1 for 13; Ty Montgomery 1 for 7; Kennard Backman 2 for 11; Jared Abbrederis 1 for 3
Passing: Derek Carr 9 for 13, 38 yards, INT; Matt McGloin 2 for 5, 2 yards; Connor Cook 6 for 11, 101 yards, INT
Rushing: Latavius Murray 6 carries, 19 yards; Jamize Olawale 2 for 14; Taiwan Jones 2 for 3; DeAndre Washington 5 for 8; George Atkinson III 3 for 3; Derek Carr 1 for -1
Receiving: Amari Cooper 2 receptions, 21 yards; Michael Crabtree 1 for 4; Seth Roberts 4 for 50; Johnny Holton 2 for 24; Latavius Murray 1 for -4; Taiwan Jones 2 for 5; George Atkinson III 1 for 15; Marcel Reece 1 for 7; Jamize Olawale 1 for 2; DeAndre Washington 1 for -1
It’s Game Day at Lambeau Field.
The Green Bay Packers host the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night in the second preseason game for both teams.
The Packers, coming off a 17-11 victory over the Cleveland Browns, are expected to let backup quarterback Brett Hundley finally get on the field after being held out with an ankle injury.
Green Bay also got some good news on Wednesday when Jordy Nelson passed his physical and came off the physically unable to perform list.
Nelson missed nearly all of 2015 after tearing the ACL in his right knee. He won’t play tonight.
Also not playing is starting QB Aaron Rodgers, who also sat out in Week 1. Click here to see the list of inactives for both teams.
This post will be updated throughout the game with the live score, stats and video highlights, so keep checking back.
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