Packers beat Saints, 20-10, in second preseason game

In a new piece of news, the Green Bay Packers won their home preseason game 20-10 over the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field on Friday night. QB Jordan Love played the bulk of the game and scored TD 12-24-24 for 113 yards. Ended up with 77.3 for the passer rating.

His TD pass was to WR Romeo Dobbs, who took three catches for 24 yards WR Juwan Winfrey also took three catches for 41 RB Tyler Goodson took 10 carries for 42 yards and RB Patrick Taylor eight for 27 Runs were added.

The biggest play of the game came in the middle of the fourth quarter when No. 3 QB Danny Atling ran around the right end at read-option and ran for 51 yards for a touchdown. This extended Green Bay’s three-point lead to a 10-point advantage.

LB Ray Wilbourne was the Packers’ lead tackler, scoring a total of seven stops, including a sack on a melee by rookie Saints QB Ian Book, who played the entire game. Recently signed S Micah Abernathy had an interception for the Packers.

The book finished 16-in-28 with an INT and 63.5 ratings for 113 yards. He scrambled seven times for 49 yards, and Packers quarterback Jordan Love covered 11 yards before Patrick Taylor took seven yards on two carries.

At number three, Luv gave a deep ball to Romeo Dobbs but the pass remained incomplete. Ian Book debuted for New Orleans at quarterback. The Packers had a good first series inside linebacker Isaiah McDuffie, a pawn to force the Saints to punt. Deontay Harty faced a 1 yard lead on second and 13 before being chased by Wally Book.

Taylor picked up the inside linebacker to buy Love and had enough time to hit Juwan Winfrey in the middle for a 15-yard pickup. Luv completed another pass of 15 yards in the next play.

Amari Rodgers’ 8-yard run-off jet sweep took the Packers to New Orleans 33 before Josiah Deguara 30 and 10 on 11—this time from a playout rollout to go to Saints Field to rookie Romeo Dobbs.

Taylor ran three yards between third and second to score the first goal. Recently signed kicker Ramiz Ahmed scored a 25-yard field goal to put the Packers 2 in the first quarter to lead 3-0. Minutes 20 seconds were left, capping a 14-play 73-yard drive.

Will Lutz scored a 59-yard field goal at the end of the first quarter to tie the game at 3, with Jake Hanson replacing Josh Myers in the center during the Packers’ third offensive series, with Royce Newman moving to right guard.

The Packers fell from their 11th position to third and 19th after Malcolm Roach was flagged for trampling a passer-by, with Love hitting Winfrey for a 21-yard pass as Green Bay hit Tyler Goodson and the offensive line.

Goodson caught a pass for 10 yards and then reached for 15 yards in the middle to set up the first and goal from New Orleans 4. Love then hit Romeo Dobbs on Brian Allen on a quick throw for a 4-yard touchdown and pushed the Packers back.

New Orleans was driving on the next series before a fumble that was recovered by Packers safety Sean Davis and returned 37 yards to the Saints’ 32-yard line. Green Bay scored five runs off Patrick Taylor.

Earlier, Ahmed scored a 45-yard field goal with 2:35 in the first half to put the Packers up 13-3. Safety Vernon Scott injured his shoulder on the Packers’ next defensive stand and was replaced by Micah Abernathy, who intercepted the book. Done and there were 54 seconds left in the half.

The Saints got the ball back after two plays after a fumble from Tyler Davis.

The Packers’ defense forced a three-out to start the second half. Green Bay started on their 20-yard line after an 81-yard Blake Gillicken punt. The game of love remained, though the Packers changed their offensive line.

Caleb Jones on left tackle, Cole Van Lennon on left guard and Sean Ryan on right guard Green Bay hit a 62-yard punt with three-and-out Pat O’Donnell to help the Saints use a penalty.

Abernathy dropped Tony Jones on second and -10 for a loss of 5 yards and eventually forced a New Orleans punt. For 14 yards on three carries.

The Saints pushed the Packers to third and nine positions but Downs picked up an illegal contact penalty for a new set. Love hit a deep shot to Samori Toure but a seventh-round pick could not bring her close to the edge.

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