News now! Matt Flynn takes lead in backup battle

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on August 28, 2014 – 6:40 pm


GREEN BAY–Matt Flynn took the first-quarter lead in the battle for the backup quarterback job by marching the No. 2 Packers offense 86 yards in 12 plays, capping the drive with a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Davante Adams. The Packers led the Chiefs, 7-0, after one quarter of play at Lambeau Field in what is each team’s final game of the preseason.

The Chiefs gained two first downs in their opening possession of the game, but quarterback Chase Daniel missed a wide open receiver on third-and-3 and the Chiefs were forced to punt. Jeff Janis fielded the punt and the Packers took possession at their 14-yard line.

Flynn converted a third-and-6 with a 17-yard pass to Richard Rodgers. James Starks then ripped off 9 yards over right tackle and a 9-yard toss to Jarrett Boykin put the ball at the Chiefs 45. Flynn scrambled for a first down at the Chiefs 30 and then found Adams on a crossing route with 5:38 to play in the first quarter.

Eighteen Packers starters did not dress for the game. The Packers open the regular season in Seattle next Thursday. Undrafted rookie free agent Jayrone Elliott registered a sack of Daniel, which would give Elliott the league lead in preseason sacks.





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