Packers Lackluster In Preseason Opener

The Green Bay Packers were blanked by the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field Friday night, 17-nothing.  Its the first time that the Packers have been shutout in a preseason game since taking on the Kansas City Chiefs in a thunderstorm shortened Hall of Fame Game in early August of 2003.  Head coach Mike McCarthy on his team’s performance against the Cardinals…

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Arizona built a 14-nothing lead in the first half as Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton both threw touchdown passes.  Corner Davon House was beaten for the first score. House and the rest of the Green Bay secondary struggled without starters Tramon Williams and Casey Hayward…

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Williams and Hayward were two of the seventeen players that did not suit up for the Packers Friday night.  Receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb also missed the contest and that opened the door for undrafted rookie Tyrone Walker.  The 5’10 receiver caught five passes for 41 yards.  Walker did not expect to have a big night…

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Rookie David Bakhtiari was another bright spot for the Packers.  The fourth round draft choice started at left tackle and held his own.  He was happy with how his first NFL game went…

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The Packers next preseason game will be Saturday, August 17th when they play the Rams in Saint Louis.

Friday night’s Packers – Cardinals box score

Notes:
First round draft pick, Datone Jones left early in the first quarter.  Coach McCarthy said that the defensive end suffered a sprained ankle.

Friday’s game was the first for Lambeau Field’s new south endzone expansion.  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was impressed with the addition…

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Press box view of Lambeau Field expansion

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