NFL Preseason Preview - Oakland (1-1) at Green Bay (1-1)
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Green Bay Packers return home to Lambeau Field for a
rare preseason matchup with the Oakland Raiders.
The Packers, who haven't met Oakland in exhibition play since 2001, evened
their practice-game record at 1-1 last week when Aaron Rodgers completed 11-
of-13 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown in his 2014 preseason debut as
Green Bay defeated the St. Louis Rams, 21-7.
Rodgers, along with running back Eddie Lacy and wide receiver Jordy Nelson,
were healthy scratches in Green Bay's first preseason game. Lacy returned to
carry the ball five times for 25 yards and added two receptions for 22 yards,
while Nelson had a touchdown catch called back due to a penalty.
"We practiced our up-tempo offense and to be able to come out and execute it
at this stage of the game is great," Lacy said. "It will be tough for
opponents to keep up and be able to beat us."
Randall Cobb caught three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown and tight end
Andrew Quarless had four receptions for 58 yards in the triumph.
The Raiders also rebounded last week when Matt McGloin's 19-yard touchdown
pass to Brice Butler with six seconds left lifted Oakland over the Detroit
Darren McFadden had eight rushes for 27 yards and a score for the Raiders,
while Matt Schaub went 8-for-13 with an interception in two series before
being removed. McGloin was 7-for-15 passing for 114 yards and Butler finished
with four catches for 74 yards.
"There are a lot of things we have to learn from," said Oakland head coach
Dennis Allen, "but it's a lot better to do that after a win."
Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr suffered a concussion during the game,
leaving with under six minutes left after taking a hard shot from Detroit's
Larry Webster on a pass attempt.
The 2014 second-round pick played well prior to the injury, engineering three
scoring drives and completing 9-of-16 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown.
Carr, currently second on the Raiders' depth chart behind veteran Matt Schaub,
will have to pass the league's concussion protocol in order to play this week.
This will be the ninth time the Packers have played the Raiders during
the preseason. It will be the third time in nine contests that the two clubs
have met at Lambeau Field. Three contests have taken place in Oakland,
and one each in Los Angeles, Canton, Ohio and Milwaukee.
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