News now! Packers cling to one-score lead

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on August 23, 2015 – 2:27 pm

150823-q3blog-650PITTSBURGH — The Packers clung to a 19-12 lead heading into the fourth quarter of today’s preseason game at Heinz Field, amid concern for Jordy Nelson’s knee injury.

Rookie cornerback Damarious Randall intercepted quarterback Landry Jones’ deep pass on the first play of the second half. Scott Tolzien remained at quarterback for the Packers.

Tolzien converted a fourth-and-4 with a pass for 6 yards to Myles White at the Steelers 40-yard line. The drive stalled, however, and Mason Crosby came on to kick a 50-yard field goal to increase the Packers’ lead to 19-9.

It was announced in the press box that Nelson was being evaluated for a knee injury, and T.J. Lang for a concussion. Midway through the third quarter, Randall was taken to the locker room on a cart.

Landry Jones connected with rookie wide receiver Sammie Coates on a 54-yard completion. Coates beat rookie Quinten Rollins’ coverage. Rookie cornerback LaDarius Gunter killed the drive with a couple of passes-defensed, and the Steelers settled for a 46-yard field goal with 6:26 to play, 19-12.

Brett Hundley replaced Tolzien at quarterback. He was immediately sacked by Steelers’ first-round pick Bud Dupree, who played impressively on Sunday. Hundley was sacked twice in the drive and the Packers punted.

Late in the quarter, Randall ran back out of the tunnel to the Packers’ bench.






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