Final

Raiders 21

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Packers 31

(2-1, 1-0 home)

Coverage: CBS

8:00 PM ET, August 22, 2014

Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI 

1 2 3 4 T
OAK 7 0 0 1421
GB 8 14 3 631

Top Performers

Passing: M. McGloin (OAK) - 162 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Harris (GB) - 12 CAR, 56 YDS

Receiving: B. Butler (OAK) - 3 REC, 60 YDS, 2 TD

Rodgers has 2 TDs, Packers beat Raiders 31-21

Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Skip the rest of the preseason. The Green Bay Packers offense seems ready for some real games.

With a stable of running backs now complementing quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Packers could be as potent as ever this year.

Rodgers threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Lacy rumbled for a 1-yard score on the Packers' opening drive and prized free agent acquisition Julius Peppers recorded his first sack of the preseason in the Packers' 31-21 victory Friday night over the Oakland Raiders.

"I think we're ready. I think it's been a good preseason. Scored some points, moved the ball," Rodgers said. "We have 13 days until the game."

That would refer to the season opener Sept. 4 in Seattle against the Super Bowl champion Seahawks.

The Raiders host Seattle next week to wrap up the preseason with a few defensive injuries.

The game was stopped for several minutes in the second quarter after Raiders linebacker Sio Moore was taken off the field, and coach Dennis Allen said "the initial word is really mostly a neck strain."

Moore lifted a thumb to acknowledge a crowd that gave him a standing ovation while he was taken off on a stretcher. He had tests at a hospital before returning to Lambeau Field.

"I don't know what kind of timeline that means, but obviously the most encouraging thing is that Sio's fine," Allen said.

Oakland also lost two other defensive starters to head injuries in cornerback Tarell Brown and linebacker Nick Roach.

A first-team defense that allowed three touchdown drives in four possessions in the first two preseason games had its ups and down against Rodgers, who finished 9 of 20 for 139 yards playing into the second quarter.

The 2011 NFL MVP's completion rate would have been higher if not for a handful of drops. He connected on touchdowns to tight end Andrew Quarless and receiver Jordy Nelson.

Lacy just played in the first series, but the 2013 Offensive Rookie of the Year had the Raiders on their heels. He finished with six rushes for 36 yards and the touchdown.

DuJuan Harris, third on the running back depth chart, added 56 yards on 12 carries, and added 42 yards on two catches. Last year's backup running back, James Starks, had nine yards on seven carries.

A Raiders defense that allowed an average of 89.5 yards over the first weeks allowed 78 in the first half.

"It's a long season, so with three backs we should be able to stay fresh and be able to go fast the whole season," Lacy said.

Houston quarterback Matt Schaub played into the third, finishing 13 of 27 for 110 yards for Oakland. Backup Matt McGloin threw for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to Brice Butler, from 19 and 28 yards. McGloin finished 10 of 17 for 162 yards.

The game inched along by the middle of the third quarter with the Packers up by three scores and backups littering both lineups.

The Raiders' only touchdown came on their second series of the first half after a handful of missed tackles helped Maurice Jones-Drew dart 40 yards for a score to tie it at 7.

The Packers first-team defense held Oakland scoreless from there.

"Yeah, really our No. 1 defense, we had that big play we gave up. Other than that, I thought we dominated the line of scrimmage," coach Mike McCarthy said.

Besides the sack, Peppers also stood up Raiders running back Darren McFadden in traffic for a short gain around left end. It was just the kind of big-play production McCarthy was hoping to get from Peppers when the Packers signed the former Chicago Bear as a free agent.

Green Bay did lose defensive lineman B.J. Raji to an arm injury. He remained on the sideline for much of the game with a black sleeve on his arm, and McCarthy said Raji "felt confident" about the injury.

The Raiders again struggled to produce under Schaub, who was signed as a free agent from the Houston Texans. Oakland had four straight three-and-outs at one point in the first half, then turned the ball over at the Packers 26 late in the second quarter after Schaub fumbled on a sack by Nick Perry.

"We better be close to being ready for the regular season here shortly," Schaub said. "Got off to a good start ... and then you know, we sort of stubbed our toe a few times there, especially in the second quarter."

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Team Stat Comparison

 
OAK
GB
1st Downs1824
Passing 1st downs
1212
Rushing 1st downs
38
1st downs from penalties
34
3rd down efficiency
4-149-19
4th down efficiency
1-31-1
Total Plays6480
Total Yards311392
Yards per play4.94.9
Total Drives1414
Passing234277
Comp-Att
23-4421-41
Yards per pass
5.06.4
Interceptions thrown
01
Sacks-Yards Lost
3-382-6
Rushing77115
Rushing Attempts
1737
Yards per rush
4.53.1
Red Zone (Made-Att)1-24-5
Penalties9-8411-109
Turnovers21
Fumbles lost
20
Interceptions thrown
01
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession25:1234:48

Passing Leaders

OAKC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
McGloin10/171629.5201-15
Schaub13/271104.1002-23
GBC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Rodgers9/201397.0201-6
Tolzien8/111079.7101-0

Rushing Leaders

OAKCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones-Drew34515.0140
Murray6122.006
GBCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris12564.7017
Lacy6366.0117

Receiving Leaders

OAKRECYDSAVGTDLG
Butler36020.0228
Moore24623.0040
GBRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris24221.0031
Rodgers24020.0032

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEROAKGB
gbTD11:53Eddie Lacy 1 Yd Run (Aaron Rodgers Pass to Jordy Nelson for Two-Point Conversion)
Drive info: 7 plays, 73 yds, 3:07
08
oakTD9:23Maurice Jones-Drew 40 Yd Run (Kevin Goessling Kick)
Drive info: 5 plays, 60 yds, 2:30
78
SECOND QUARTEROAKGB
gbTD13:37Jordy Nelson 12 Yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
Drive info: 6 plays, 67 yds, 1:50
714
gbTD5:58Andrew Quarless 6 Yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (James Starks Run for Two-Point Conversion)
Drive info: 14 plays, 66 yds, 5:52
725
THIRD QUARTEROAKGB
gbFG4:10Mason Crosby 41 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 12 plays, 34 yds, 4:16
725
FOURTH QUARTEROAKGB
gbTD10:44Alex Gillett 15 Yd pass from Scott Tolzien (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
Drive info: 11 plays, 80 yds, 4:44
731
oakTD2:41Brice Butler 19 Yd pass from Matt McGloin (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
Drive info: 4 plays, 57 yds, 1:48
1331
oakTD0:11Brice Butler 28 Yd pass from Matt McGloin (George Atkinson III Run for Two-Point Conversion)
Drive info: 6 plays, 66 yds, 0:49
2131