Packers defeat Raiders at home
GREEN BAY (Reuters) — Quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed just 9-of-20 passes but he threw for two touchdowns, and Eddie Lacy ran for a first-quarter score as the Green Bay Packers defeated the Oakland Raiders 31-21 Friday night at Lambeau Field.
The game was halted in the second quarter after Raiders linebacker Sio Moore was taken off the field with a neck injury. Moore was taken to a hospital but had movement in his arms.
Raiders starting quarterback Matt Schaub was 13-for-27 for 110 yards, and his backup, Matt Goins, was 10-for-17 for 162 yards and two scores.
After Lacy opened the scoring with a 1-yard run, Rodgers hit Jordy Nelson on a 12-yard touchdown pass and Andrew Quarless from 6 yards out on back-to-back possessions as Green Bay (3-0) took a 22-7 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Eight receivers caught at least two passes as Rodgers and backups Matt Flynn (4-for-10, 37 yards) and Scott Tolzien (8-for-11, 109) spread the ball around. Tolzien connected with Alex Gillett on a 15-yard scoring pass early in the fourth quarter for a 31-7 lead.
DuJuan Harris led the Packers’ running game with 56 yards on 12 carries, while Lacy, a second-year back out of Alabama, ran for 36 yards on six attempts.
The Raiders’ offensive starters were stymied, with the exception of Maurice Jones-Drew’s 40-yard TD run in the first quarter.
Backup QB Matt McGloin led Oakland on two late scoring drives, culminating in 19- and 28-yard scoring passes to Brice Butler.
The Packers conclude the exhibition season next Thursday against Kansas City at Lambeau before kicking off the NFL’s regular season Sept. 4 at defending Super Bowl champion Seattle.