News now! Packers take 25-7 lead into fourth quarter

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on August 22, 2014 – 9:42 pm


GREEN BAY–A Mason Crosby field goal increased the Packers’ lead over the Raiders to 25-7, as the two teams headed into the fourth quarter of Friday’s game at Lambeau Field.

The third quarter began with the Raiders playing their No. 1 offense against a Packers defense of reserves. Matt Schaub completed a 40-yard pass to Denarius Moore to the Packers 25. Schaub then completed an apparent 14-yard touchdown pass to James Jones, Demetri Goodson in coverage, but replay review reversed the call. On fourth-and-9, Schaub threw high and out of the back of the end zone.

Matt Flynn remained at quarterback for the Packers, but was unable to move the sticks.

After recovering a Raiders fumble, the Packers began a drive at their 43. On third-and-10, Flynn pitched a strike to Myles White that carried for 19 yards and a first down at the Raiders 13. Flynn threw the pass into the face of a fierce rush. The drive stalled and Crosby came on to attempt a 41-yard field goal. It was good and the Packers led, 25-7, with 4:10 to play.

The Raiders faced a fourth-and-2 at the Packers 49. Matt McGloin completed a 20-yard pass to Latavius Murray. On the next play, pass-rush phenom Jayrone Elliott sacked McGloin for a loss of 15 yards. Elliott had batted down a pass a few plays earlier. The Packers forced a punt with :37 to play in the third quarter.

The third quarter ended with Scott Tolzien at quarterback for the Packers.




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