Tolzien gets long look; Flynn completes TD pass to Janis

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 16, 2014 – 5:18 pm

Packers QB Scott Tolzien

ST. LOUIS–Scott Tolzien got a long look into the third quarter of Saturday’s preseason game against the Rams, but Matt Flynn came off the bench late in the quarter to complete a touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Jeff Janis that left the Packers leading, 18-7, at the end of the quarter.

Tolzien’s first pass of the half went for 18 yards to Kevin Dorsey. Two plays later, DuJuan Harris burst through a hole in the middle of the line, but just as Harris was breaking into the clear he fumbled the ball and the Rams recovered.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix killed the Rams’ next possession with a third-down sack. The Packers took over and on third down Dorsey dropped a perfectly thrown bomb by Tolzien, but a defensive holding penalty gave Tolzien and the offense a first down at the Packers 25.

A Tolzien strike to Davante Adams gained 14 yards to the 40. Tolzien followed that play with a screen pass to Michael Hill that gained 27 yards to the Rams 22. Tolzien then pitched a 9-yard strike to Andrew Quarless, and Hill ran nine yards for a first-and-goal at the Rams 5-yard line.

An apparent touchdown pass from Tolzien to Myles White was nullified by a hands-to-the-face penalty against Corey Linsley. Eventually from the 19, Tolzien found Adams for 14 yards to the 5-yard line. Coach Mike McCarthy, possibly testing Tolzien, nixed a field goal attempt and Quarless was flagged for pass interference on a fourth-down pass.

Flynn replaced Tolzien at quarterback for the Packers’ final possession of the third quarter. The drive began at the Rams 43. On third-and-one, Flynn found Janis over the middle for an easy, 34-yard, catch-and-run touchdown. Flynn threw to rookie Davante Adams for the 2-point conversion.


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