The Packers defeated the Seahawks 19-15 in the last preseason game played on Saturday at Lambeau Field thanks to a quick touchdown run by running back Nate McCrary just after the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter.

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The Seahawks advanced all the way to the Green Bay 12-yard line on the subsequent drive, but with 13 seconds left, S Benny Sapp III intercepted a ball from Holton Ahlers at the goal line.

The Packers will trim their roster to the required 53 players by Tuesday afternoon after going 2-1 in the preseason.

The Packers’ No. 1 offense had scored nine points in the first three drives of the game, and shortly before halftime, rookie K Anders Carlson made a 57-yard field goal.

WR Christian Watson caught a touchdown pass from Packers QB Jordan Love on 9 of 15 attempts for 63 yards, and backup Sean Clifford completed 8 of 12 passes for 46 yards. RB Patrick Taylor had six rushes for 24 yards, while RB Emanuel Wilson had 17 carries for 49 yards. WR Malik Heath had four catches for 35 yards, while Bonds had two catches for 60 yards, including the 52-yard catch.


Drew Lock, Seattle’s No. 2 QB, started the game but didn’t play the final series. He completed 16 of 25 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown. For the Seahawks, RB DeeJay Dallas had four carries for 43 yards.

Packers are up 3-0 over the Seahawks after one quarter.

After winning the first coin toss, the Packers decided to receive. Despite the Packers’ two early false start penalties, AJ Dillon’s 14-yard run allowed Green Bay to maintain a good down-and-distance position. Prior to the ball moving across midfield as a result of a Seattle unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, Jordan Love had to scramble six yards to convert on third-and-4.

With 9 minutes, 54 seconds remaining in the first quarter, an 11-yard end-around to Jayden Reed set up a 43-yard field goal by Anders Carlson, giving the Packers a 3-0 lead.

Zach Charbonnet was beaten by Kenny Clark in a first down tackle. Seattle made the first down, but rookie cornerback Carrington Valentine came dangerously close to intercepting Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock on a third-and-3 ball. Seattle threw a punt toward the Green Bay 9.

On their subsequent series, the Packers went three-and-out. One fascinating observation was that on third down, Love caught his own throw off a deflection for a two-yard loss. After a false start on the first down, the Seahawks went three-and-out.

A third series featuring Love’s comeback began with an 8-yard run by Patrick Taylor. A 7-yard throw to Reed, a 3-yard run by Taylor for a first down, and a 9-yard pass to Heath marked the end of the first quarter. Love attempted to hit a deep ball to Watson, but he failed.

At halftime, Packers lead Seahawks 12-7.

Taylor completed an 8-yard throw to the flat on a third-and-3 to start the second quarter. Heath then grabbed a slant throw for 15 yards, and Luke Musgrave ran for 11 yards to set up first-and-goal at the Seattle 6 yard line.

With 12:49 remaining in the half and the extra point blocked, Watson finished the 15-play, 80-yard drive with a back-shoulder fade near the pylon to give the Packers a 9-0 lead.

After Lock was stopped on a third-and-inches quarterback sneak, the Packers forced another three-and-out. On the following offensive play, Sean Clifford took over as the quarterback of the contest.


With three rushes for 21 yards and the grab for a minus-2, Love ended the game 9 of 15 for 63 yards and a touchdown (91.8 passer rating). The Packers’ starting quarterback ended the preseason 21-of-33 for 193 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a rating of 109.8.

On third-and-6, Clifford scampered for 10 yards, but the drive was stopped due to an offensive holding infraction. On fourth-and-2 from the Seattle 40, the Packers tried to go for it, but Wilson was halted one yard short of the first down.

Running back DeeJay Dallas led the Seahawks’ opening touchdown drive, amassing 43 yards on four consecutive carries. With 2:46 remaining in the first half, Lock floated in an 18-yard touchdown throw to Jake Bobo to trim Green Bay’s advantage to 9-7.

On third-and-1 following the two-minute warning, Clifford executed a successful quarterback sneak. After a 6-yard throw to Heath and a 20-yard deep post to Samori Toure, the Packers marched over midfield. When the drive stopped at the Seahawks’ 40, Green Bay first sent out the punt team, but Seattle was flagged for offside on Daniel Whelan’s fourth-and-10 punt.

With 14 seconds left in the half, the Packers decided against punting and instead sent out Carlson for a 57-yard field goal, which he scored to put the Packers ahead 12-7. Although preseason stats are not included in the Packers’ official records, Carlson’s field goal was one yard farther than Mason Crosby’s mark for the longest – goal ever made at Lambeau Field (56).

Packers lead Seahawks 12-7 after three quarters.

Tariq Carpenter and Brenton Cox Jr. successfully tackled SaRodorick Thompson to end the third quarter. After Lock’s attempt to pass downfield to Cade Johnson was incomplete, the Seahawks were forced to punt.

Clifford’s inability to connect with Heath on a long corner route caused the Packers to go three-and-out as a result. On first down, rookie defensive tackle Karl Brooks intercepted a Lock ball, and on third down, Corey Ballentine broke up a pass.

Nate McCrary gained the first down with an 11-yard rush down the left side, but with 9:37 remaining in the third quarter, the Packers were forced to punt. Cox blocked a screen on first down, forcing the Seahawks to finally punt once more.

On second down, Wilson broke a 9-yard run outside, but on third-and-1, Clifford was stopped for a four-yard loss. With 5:47 remaining in the third quarter, Whelan mishandled a punt from 61 yards inside the five yard line, and the Packers were unable to recover it. Seattle took over at the twenty.

The Seahawks were forced to begin their subsequent possession from their own 10 due to a holding penalty. On third-and-8, Jimmy Phillips Jr. made a tackle a yard in front of the pylon to force another punt from the Seahawks.

Green Bay’s subsequent possession was launched by a 17-yard rush by Wilson to spark the offense. The Packers decided to go for it on fourth-and-1 from the Seattle 38 after three further carries. A QB sneak by Clifford resulted in a first down to conclude the third frame.

After the sneak, Clifford was removed from the game, and Alex McGough took his place at center.

Packers defeat Seattle 19-15 to end the preseason.

Seattle CB Chris Steele was flagged for defensive pass interference against Cody Chrest on McGough’s first ball attempt. Jadakis Bonds caught a pass for eight yards to bring up fourth-and-2 from the Seattle 12. The Packers went for it, but a yard short of the first down, Wilson was sacked. On the play, right guard Royce Newman was hurt.

Seattle’s following series was launched by a 30-yard pass from Lock to Easop Winston Jr. On a planned third-and-6 run for a first down to the Packers’ 49, he then dialed his own number. To the Green Bay 2-yard line, Lock flung a 33-yard throw to Winston along the right sideline.

With 6:38 remained in regulation, Thompson scored a touchdown on third-and-goal to give Seattle its first lead, 15-12, following a successful two-point convert. 5:07 was used on the 10 play, 80 yard drive.

Bonds was masterfully guided by McGough on a 52-yard ball to the Seattle 12 after the first down was made. As the game approached the two-minute warning, McGough gained another first down with an 8-yard throw to Cody Chrest on third-and-7.

With 1:56 left, McCrary subsequently punched in the 2-yard TD to give the Packers a new lead of 19-15. On 44 tries, Green Bay managed 165 running yards on Saturday.

Lock was replaced by rookie Holton Ahlers, who with 1:02 left completed a 24-yard throw to Tyjon Lindsey for a gain of 41 yards for the Packers. After the game was over, Seattle used the first of its three timeouts. Ahlers connected with Thompson for an 11-yard gain underneath on third-and-10 from the same location.

Ahlers checked it down to running back Wayne Taulapapa for 11 and a first down at the Green Bay 27 on third-and-6 with 33 seconds left. A low Ahlers ball that Will Hooper almost intercepted led to a third-and-8 situation from the 19.

Benny Sapp III subsequently intercepted the in the end zone to put a stop to the game.


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