News now! Tolzien throws TD; battle continues at QB

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on August 22, 2014 – 10:26 pm


GREEN BAY–The battle for the backup quarterback job might be on the line in the preseason finale against the Chiefs next Thursday.

Scott Tolzien capped an 11-play, 80-yard touchdown drive with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Alex Gillett early in the fourth quarter of the Packers’ 31-21 win over the Raiders at Lambeau Field on Friday night.

Tolzien and incumbent backup quarterback Matt Flynn are locked in a competition that’s too close to call after three preseason games. In the win over the Raiders, Flynn was four of 10 for 37 yards and an interception. Tolzien was eight of 11 for 107 yards and a touchdown.

Aaron Rodgers played most of the first half and completed nine of 20 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns.

Other than for allowing Maurice Jones-Drew a 40-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, the Packers defense dominated the action.

The Raiders tacked on two late-game touchdowns, with Matt McGloin throwing to Brice Butler on both occasions.







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