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Packers win first preseason game in three years

Danny Etling's 51-yard touchdown run around right end sealed the victory over New Orleans.

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Romeo Doubs (87) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field on Friday, Aug. 19.
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GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers won their first preseason game in three years on Friday, defeating New Orleans 20-10 at Lambeau Field.

Many of the Packers' usual top starters sat out but second-string quarterback Jordan Love still found rookie Romeo Doubs on a second-quarter fade pattern for his first Packers touchdown and Lambeau Leap.

Third-string quarterback Danny Etling made the play of the game in the fourth quarter, taking the ball on a 51-yard touchdown run around right end that concluded the game's scoring.

Love, who played into the fourth quarter, went 12-for-24 and threw for 113 yards and the touchdown to Doubs. Etling ended up being Green Bay's leading ground gainer, though the Packers did outgain the Saints 178-133 on the ground. Tyler Goodson had 42 yards on 10 carries for Green Bay.

Defensively, Ray Wilborn had seven solo tackles and a sack for Green Bay, while Micah Abernathy snagged a first-half interception.


The Packers (1-1) conclude their preseason schedule on Thursday night at Kansas City.

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