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Coleman TD pass caps Packers 19-7 win

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 17, 2013 – 10:18 pm

Packers QB Aaron RodgersST. LOUIS-Aaron Rodgers threw for 134 yards in a little more than a quarter of action, but it was backup quarterback B.J. Coleman who led the Packers’ only touchdown drive of the preseason to date, in a 19-7 win over the St. Louis Rams on Saturday night at the Edward Jones Dome.

Coleman became the fourth Packers quarterback to play in the game when he replaced Vince Young early in the fourth quarter. Coleman then led a 13-play, 75-yard drive he capped with a 9-yard touchdown pass to rookie tight end Jake Stoneburner. Coleman was quarterbacking an offense of third-team reserves against wholesale Rams substitutions on defense.

The Packers held a 12-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter, as Mason Crosby kicked three field goals and Giorgio Tavecchio kicked one.

Coleman might have rejoined the battle for the backup quarterback job with his performance on Saturday. He completed eight of 13 passes for 86 yards. Graham Harrell was five of 10 for 44 and Young was five of nine for 26.

The game was dominated by the Packers defense, which made two goal-line stands, but the Packers lost their shutout bid in the final minute of the game when the Rams engineered a garbage-time touchdown drive.


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