The Green Bay Packers beat the Oakland Raiders 31-21 on Friday to improve their preseason record to 2-1, and outside linebacker Julius Peppers notched his first preseason sack.
The Green Bay Packers won their second preseason game in a row Friday with a 31-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
They held a 31-7 lead in the fourth quarter but allowed the Raiders to score two touchdowns in the last three minutes.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers struggled with his accuracy, completing 9-of-20 of his passes, but he still threw two touchdown passes. Scott Tolzien gave himself a boost in the race for the No. 2 job by completing 8-of-11 of his passes for 107 yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, Matt Flynn looked terrible with 37 yards and an interception on 4-for-10 passing.
The running game continued to flourish as Eddie Lacy rushed for 36 yards on six carries, and DuJuan Harris led the team in rushing with 56 yards on 12 carries while adding 42 receiving yards on two catches.
The defense performed excellently as the Raiders went virtually nowhere aside from a 40-yard touchdown run by Maurice Jones-Drew. Outside linebacker Julius Peppers recorded his first sack while Jayrone Elliott added another one to his preseason.
Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub continued to struggle with 110 yards on 13-for-27 passing while losing a fumble, but Matt McGloin had another solid performance with 162 yards and two touchdowns on 10-for-17 passing.
McGloin continued to show great chemistry with Brice Butler, who finished with three catches, 60 receiving yards and two touchdowns.