Hundley leads Packers past Rams

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The Sports Xchange


The Green Bay Packers did not dress 28 players for its preseason finale with the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night in Green Bay, and very few starters saw action.

Brett Hundley, Green Bay’s No. 2 quarterback, played the entire first half and played a huge role in the Packers’ 24-10 win. Hundley threw for a touchdown, ran for another and capped an impressive preseason with another solid performance.

“Brett shows that he can make plays both in the pocket and out of the pocket,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said at halftime.

Green Bay finished the preseason 3-1, while the Rams went 2-2.

Hundley had a 13-yard touchdown run on a third-and-12 play late in the first quarter to give GreenBay a 7-0 lead. Hundley later threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to rookie running back Aaron Jones to give the Packers a 14-3 halftime lead.

Hundley was 11 of 21 for 99 yards and one score, and he finished the preseason 48 of 76 for 482 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Hundley also posted an 88.9 passer rating.

Packers’ rookie free agent quarterback Taysom Hill, fighting for the No. 3 job, had a solid outing. Hill followed Hundley and went 4 of 4 for 31 yards, highlighted by a 25-yard touchdown pass to tight end Aaron Peck early in the fourth quarter.

Rams quarterback Dan Orlovsky threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to tight end Johnny Mundt with 6:42 left for the final score of the game.

Orlovsky went the distance for the Rams and finished 16 of 30 for 149 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Justin Davis was the leading rusher for the Rams, carrying the ball 17 times for 55 yards.

Rams wide receiver Brandon Shippen was the game’s leading receiver with seven catches for 58 yards.