Packers Conclude Preseason with Strong 19-15 Victory over the Seahawks

Packers wrapped up their preseason with a solid 19-15 win against the Seahawks
Packers Conclude Preseason with Strong 19-15 Victory over the Seahawks

Packers Conclude Preseason with Strong 19-15 Victory over the Seahawks – The Green Bay Packers overcame the Seattle Seahawks 19-15 in the fourth quarter of the preseason game on Saturday at Lambeau Field. The winning moment came with just over two minutes left, when RB Nate McCreary made a quick touchdown run. The setup for this winning play was quite impressive too.

No.3 QB Alex McGough made an amazing 52-yard throw to set up WR Jadakiss Bonds for the win. In the following drive, the Seahawks made a strong advance down to the Green Bay 12-yard line. However, with just 13 seconds remaining, safety Benny Sapp III managed to intercept a pass from Holton Ahlers right at the goal line.

The Packers had a 2-1 record at the end of the preseason, and by Tuesday afternoon, they would have reduced their roster to the necessary 53 players.

The Packers’ elite offense scored nine points over three possessions earlier in the game. Additionally, soon before halftime, rookie kicker Anders Carlson displayed his talent by making a spectacular 57-yard field goal.

Packers backup quarterback Sean Clifford completed 8 of 12 throws for 46 yards while WR Christian Watson grabbed a touchdown ball from Packers QB Jordan Love on 9 of 15 tries for 63 yards.

RB Emanuel Wilson had 17 carries for 49 yards while RB Patrick Taylor had six runs for 24 yards. WR Malik Heath had four catches for 35 yards, while Bonds had two catches for 60 yards, including a 52-yard catch.

Drew Lock, Seattle’s No. 2 QB, started the game but didn’t play the final series. In 16 of his 25 successful throws, he gained 150 yards and a touchdown. For the Seahawks, RB DeeJay Dallas had four carries for 43 yards.

Packers Ahead 3-0 Against Seahawks in First Quarter

After winning the first coin toss, the Packers decided to receive. Despite the Packers’ two early false start penalties, AJ Dillon’s 14-yard run allowed Green Bay to maintain a favourable down-and-distance position. Prior to the ball moving across midfield as a result of a Seattle unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, Jordan Love had to scramble six yards to convert on third-and-4.

An 11-yard end-around to Jayden Reed with 9 minutes, and 54 seconds left in the first quarter led to a 43-yard field goal by Anders Carlson, giving the Packers a 3-0 advantage.

Zach Charbonnet was beaten by Kenny Clark in a first-down tackle. Seattle made the first down, but rookie cornerback Carrington Valentine came dangerously close to intercepting Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock on a third-and-3 ball. Seattle threw a punt toward the Green Bay 9.

Packers Conclude Preseason with Strong 19-15 Victory over the Seahawks
Packers Conclude Preseason with Strong 19-15 Victory over the Seahawks

On their subsequent series, the Packers went three-and-out. One fascinating observation was that on third down, Love caught his own throw off a deflection for a two-yard loss. The Seahawks failed to convert on third down after a false start on the first down. A third series featuring Love’s comeback began with an 8-yard run by Patrick Taylor.

The first quarter wrapped up with a 7-yard pass to Reed, followed by a 3-yard run from Taylor that secured a first down. The final play of the quarter was a 9-yard pass to Heath. Love attempted to hit a deep ball to Watson, but he failed.

Packers in the Lead 12-7 Against Seahawks at Halftime

To begin the second quarter, Taylor converted a third-and-3 on an 8-yard pass to the flat.

Heath then grabbed a slant throw for 15 yards, and Luke Musgrave ran for 11 yards to set up first-and-goal at the Seattle 6 yard line.

With 12:49 remaining in the half and the extra point blocked, Watson finished the 15-play, 80-yard drive with a back-shoulder fade near the pylon to give the Packers a 9-0 lead.

After Lock was stopped on a third-and-inches quarterback sneak, the Packers forced another three-and-out. On the following offensive play, Sean Clifford took over as the quarterback of the contest.

With three rushes for 21 yards and the grab for a minus-2, Love ended the game 9 of 15 for 63 yards and a touchdown (91.8 passer rating). The starting quarterback of the Packers completed 21 of 33 throws for 193 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions, giving him a final preseason rating of 109.8.

On third-and-6, Clifford scampered for 10 yards, but the drive was stopped due to an offensive holding infraction. On fourth-and-2 from the Seattle 40, the Packers tried to go for it, but Wilson was halted one yard short of the first down.

The Seahawks’ first touchdown drive was paced by running back DeeJay Dallas, who gained 43 yards on four straight rushes. With 2:46 remaining in the first half, Lock floated in an 18-yard touchdown throw to Jake Bobo to trim Green Bay’s advantage to 9-7. On third-and-1 following the two-minute warning, Clifford executed a successful quarterback sneak. After a 6-yard throw to Heath and a 20-yard deep post to Samori Toure, the Packers marched over midfield. When the drive stopped at the Seahawks’ 40, Green Bay first sent out the punt team, but Seattle was flagged for offside on Daniel Whelan’s fourth-and-10 punt.

With only 14 seconds remaining in the half, the Packers chose not to punt. They asked Carlson to try a 57-yard field goal instead, and he pulled it off perfectly, putting the Packers in the lead with a score of 12-7.

 Although preseason stats are not included in the Packers’ official records, Carlson’s field goal was one yard farther than Mason Crosby’s mark for the longest – goal ever made at Lambeau Field (56).

Packers Keep 12-7 Lead Against Seahawks Heading into the Third Quarter

Tariq Carpenter and Brenton Cox Jr. successfully tackled SaRodorick Thompson to end the third quarter. After Lock’s attempt to pass downfield to Cade Johnson was incomplete, the Seahawks were forced to punt.

Clifford’s inability to connect with Heath on a long corner route caused the Packers to go three-and-out as a result. On first down, rookie defensive tackle Karl Brooks intercepted a Lock ball, and on third down, Corey Ballentine broke up a pass.

With 9:37 remaining in the third quarter, the Packers were forced to punt despite Nate McCrary picking up the initial first down with an 11-yard run down the left side. The Seahawks finally forced to punt again after Cox knocked down a screen on first down.

On second down, Wilson ran for nine yards outside, but on third-and-1, Clifford was sacked and lost four yards. Whelan’s punt went way off course, missing by a whopping 61 yards and landing inside the 5-yard line with just 5 minutes and 47 seconds left in the third quarter. This gave Seattle possession of the ball at their own 20-yard line.

The Seahawks were forced to begin their subsequent possession from their own 10 due to a holding penalty. On third-and-8, Jimmy Phillips Jr. made a tackle a yard in front of the pylon to force another punt from the Seahawks.

Packers wrapped up their preseason with a solid 19-15 win against the Seahawks
Packers Conclude Preseason with Strong 19-15 Victory over the Seahawks

Green Bay’s subsequent drive was launched by a 17-yard rush by Wilson to spark the offence. The Packers decided to go for it on fourth-and-1 from the Seattle 38 after three further carries. A QB sneak by Clifford resulted in a first down to conclude the third frame.

After the sneak, Clifford was removed from the game, and Alex McGough took his place at centre.

Packers Finish Preseason with a 19-15 Victory Against Seattle

Seattle CB Chris Steele was flagged for defensive pass interference against Cody Chrest on McGough’s first ball attempt. Jadakis Bonds caught a pass for eight yards to bring up fourth-and-2 from the Seattle 12. The Packers went for it, but a yard short of the first down, Wilson was sacked. On the play, right guard Royce Newman was hurt.

Seattle’s following series was launched by a 30-yard pass from Lock to Easop Winston Jr. On a planned third-and-6 run for a first down to the Packers’ 49, he then dialled his own number. To the Green Bay 2-yard line, Lock flung a 33-yard throw to Winston along the right sideline.

With 6:38 remained in regulation, Thompson scored a touchdown on third-and-goal to give Seattle its first lead, 15-12, following a successful two-point convert. 5:07 was used on the 10 play, 80 yard drive.

Bonds was masterfully guided by McGough on a 52-yard ball to the Seattle 12 after the first down was made. As the game approached the two-minute warning, McGough gained another first down with an 8-yard throw to Cody Chrest on third-and-7.

With 1:56 left, McCrary subsequently punched in the 2-yard TD to give the Packers a new lead of 19-15. On 44 tries, Green Bay managed 165 running yards on Saturday.

Lock was replaced by rookie Holton Ahlers, who with 1:02 left completed a 24-yard throw to Tyjon Lindsey for a gain of 41 yards for the Packers. After the game was over, Seattle used the first of its three timeouts. Ahlers connected with Thompson for an 11-yard gain underneath on third-and-10 from the same location.

Ahlers checked it down to running back Wayne Taulapapa for 11 and a first down at the Green Bay 27 on third-and-6 with 33 seconds left. A low Ahlers ball that Will Hooper almost intercepted led to a third-and-8 situation from the 19.

Benny Sapp III subsequently intercepted the in the end zone to put a stop to the game.


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