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Packers Standouts From Preseason Week 2

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Quarterbacks, Defense Among Packers Standouts in Preseason Victory

Green Bay headed to Washington where they faced the Redskins in the second preseason game. Packers standouts shined bright as production was limited to just 266 total yards. The defense held strong to open the game, forcing a three-and-out on three consecutive drives. Though Kirk Cousins played the entire first half, Washington was held to just 10 points. While the defense was consistent, they were unable to force a turnover on the day, despite three Redskin fumbles. Aaron Rodgers played the first series, orchestrating a 75-yard drive to the tune of a Martellus Bennett touchdown. Brett Hundley looked like he was back into form as he led a touchdown drive. With Taysom Hill tacking on another touchdown in the fourth, the Packers were able to take home a win 21-17.


While sorting through their second preseason game of 2017, the quarterbacks seemed to hit their stride. Though what Rodgers did on his opening drive seemed only natural, it was Brett Hundley who turned heads. His second possession showcased why. Hundley worked the ball down the field with gains of 12, 38, 7, followed up by a 5-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Jones. He would finish the day 9/10, 107 yards with 144.6 quarterback rating.

The run defense showed up once again versus the Redskins, emerging again as one of the Packers standouts. The Cheesehead defense did not have any holes when defending the run, allowing just 2.9 yards-per-carry. Joe Thomas was once again one of the leaders of the defense racking up five tackles, including one tackle for a loss.


The first player to have his stock drop on Saturday night is Trevor Davis. The ex-Cal wide receiver muffed his first punt out of the gate against Washington. The fumbled gave the Redskins field position at the 16 yard line.

Once again the Packers young running struggled to find any space when handed the ball. Jamaal Williams carried the ball seven times for a measly total of 12 yards. Kalif Phillips and Devante Mays toted the ball 10 times for a combined 30 yards. For the second straight week Cheeseheads saw their leading rusher come from the quarterback position.