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Packers defeat Raiders at home

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) gets around Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson (24) to gain yards in the first quarter during preseason game at Lambeau Field. (Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports)

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.

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