News now! Packers take 8-7 lead into second quarter

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 22, 2014 – 7:51 pm

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GREEN BAY–The Packers and Raiders each scored on their opening drives of the game, but a two-point conversion allowed the Packers to take an 8-7 lead into the second quarter of Friday night’s preseason game at Lambeau Field.

The Packers’ opening drive began at their 27-yard line following a 34-yard kickoff return by DuJuan Harris. On third-and-2, Aaron Rodgers hit Richard Rodgers for 32 yards. Two runs by Eddie Lacy gained 12 and 17 yards, first and goal at the Raiders 4-yard line.

Lacy scored from a yard out on second-and-goal. Aaron Rodgers threw to Jordy Nelson for the 2-point conversion, 8-0 with 11:53 to play.

The Raiders’ first possession began at their 40-yard line following a Mason Crosby kickoff that sailed out of bounds. On third-and-2, Maurice Jones-Drew pulled away from Morgan Burnett’s attempted tackle, and Jones-Drew¬†raced 40 yards for a touchdown. The Raiders trailed, 8-7, with 9:23 to play.

From the 20, Aaron Rodgers immediately went back to Richard Rodgers to start the Packers’ second possession. James Starks, who replaced Lacy, punched out a first down.

On fourth-and-1 at the Packers 40, Starks gained a first down, but a holding penalty against JC Tretter moved the ball back to the 30 and forced a Packers punt.

Oakland took possession at its 37 and Julius Peppers sacked Matt Schaub for a 5-yard loss.

The first quarter ended with the Packers at the 50-yard line.

 


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