GREEN BAY, Wis. – Follow along all night for live updates from Green Bay Packers Family Night.
Finally, a Touchdown
The No. 1 offense put together a 60-yard touchdown drive on one of the final periods of the night. The big play came on fourth-and-2, with Aaron Rodgers looking deep to Sammy Watkins for 26 yards to the 15. Another pass to Watkins gained 11 yards to the 4. Aaron Jones ran to the 2 before AJ Dillon spun in for the touchdown and Lambeau Leap.
Gabe Brkic made the extra point; the snap from Jack Coco was high.
The night ended there, with coach Matt LaFleur canceling the last period because too many players were banged up after a five-day grind.
Up next was the No. 1 offense vs. the No. 1 defense. The defense, as has been the case all night, won the drill. After an 11-yard pass to Josiah Deguara, Preston Smith stopped Aaron Jones for 1, Quay Walker thwarted a checkdown to AJ Dillon for minus-1 and Rashan Gary bulldozed right tackle Royce Newman on Aaron Rodgers’ 8-yard completion to Allen Lazard.
The No. 2 offense took the ball at the 3 against the No. 2 defense. On the first play, rookie right guard Sean Rhyan was flagged for the second time for holding. Jordan Love's third-down pass was broken up by safety Dallin Leavitt.
With the third unit, B.J. Baylor sprung a nice run behind blocks by Sean Rhyan and Ty Clary.
Three long-distance field goals followed, with Gabe Brkic making one from 46 but missing wide right from 54 and wide left from 56.
Second 11 vs. 11
Aaron Rodgers completed passes to Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb for a first down and another to Dominique Dafney, who juked Quay Walker. But Rodgers skipped the next one to Amari Rodgers and led Lazard too deep and too far to the outside on a long ball up the sideline against Jaire Alexander.
This might be the play of the night. Defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt, the first-round pick who’s had a quiet camp, used a nasty spin move to get free against right guard Sean Rhyan. Wyatt was right in Jordan Love’s face when Love uncorked a 54-yard touchdown pass to Samori Toure, who got behind cornerback Donte Vaughn and safety Tariq Carpenter.
Sean Rhyan was flagged for holding to wipe out a scramble by Love, and a deep ball from Danny Etling to Romeo Doubs went through Doubs' hands.
Next was a quick field-goal session. This time, Gabe Brkic delivered from 49 and 51 yards. Jack Coco was the snapper.
Kicking from the 30, Pat O'Donnell blasted one to the 15 and placed it right on the sideline. On the next, he had Romeo Doubs in retreat mode before the rookie finally caught it at the 5.
Of note, incumbent long snapper Steven Wirtel has been a bit low on many of his punt snaps during camp. O'Donnell had to grab one just above the grass.
In trying to pin the return team inside of the 10, O'Donnell stopped one punt at the 5 and another at the 10.
While O'Donnell punted, Jordan Love threw the ball about 45 yards into a small net to the applause of the fans stationed in the northeast corner of the stadium.
The No. 1 offense scored one touchdown in seven plays inside the 10-yard line, with Aaron Rodgers' pass getting to Marcedes Lewis just before it could be broken up by linebacker Quay Walker.
Adrian Amos had a pass breakup, De'Vondre Campbell stopped Aaron Jones on a jet-sweep-style pass, backup safety Shawn Davis almost intercepted Rodgers' pass to Allen Lazard and Dean Lowry devoured running back Aaron Jones' run from the 2.
First 11 vs. 11
With starting safety Darnell Savage injured, Vernon Scott joined Adrian Amos at safety. Aaron Rodgers, on the move, threw a nice ball to Juwann Winfree to convert a third-and-3 against Eric Stokes. A play earlier, Stokes had great coverage to prevent a deep completion to Allen Lazard.
The first line, from left to right, was Yosh Nijman, Jon Runyan, Josh Myers, Jake Hanson and Royce Newman. Midway through the series, Newman went to guard and rookie Zach Tom stepped in at right tackle.
Jordan Love's first series did not go well. He threw behind Tyler Davis, allowing safety Dallin Leavitt to prevent the completion. Moments later, Love threw into triple coverage. The pass was almost intercepted by linebacker Isaiah McDuffie, then safeties Innis Gaines and Dallin Leavitt also had chances.
With the third unit, cornerback Donte Vaughn almost had a pick-six against Danny Etling.
Next was a quick field-goal segment, with Gabe Brkic making one from 41 but missing wide left from 45.
Of note: Safety Darnell Savage came up limping trying to cover Amari Rodgers. It appears to be his right leg - knee or hamstring, perhaps. When the first 11-on-11 period started, Savage was out of the lineup and Vernon Scott stepped into the lineup. Savage did not go in the locker room, though, so perhaps his immediate absence was precautionary and nothing else.
On the offensive line, left tackle Yosh Nijman earned two wins against Rashan Gary, left guard Jon Runyan got two wins against Kenny Clark, center Josh Myers and Jarran Reed split their two, Dean Lowry overpowered right guard Jake Hanson on one of their two snaps, and Preston Smith beat right tackle Royce Newman twice.
- The night didn’t start well for kicker Gabe Brkic. Following the team’s pregame routine, the last play before heading into the locker room is an extra point. Brkic missed it.
- Amari Rodgers got the first rep on kickoff returns.
- During special teams, left tackle David Bakhtiari played catch with receiver Allen Lazard.
Packers Family Night Injury Report
Outside linebacker Randy Ramsey is the only new name on the injury report. He's out with an ankle injury; it is unknown if it is related to the injury that held him out all of last season.
New Injuries: OLB Randy Ramsey (ankle).
Returned to practice: None.
Old injuries: RB Patrick Taylor (groin), C Cole Schneider (ankle), WR Osirus Mitchell (quad), WR Malik Taylor (shoulder).
Non-Football Injury List: CB Keisean Nixon (groin).
Physically unable to perform list: K Mason Crosby (knee), WR Christian Watson (knee), RB Kylin Hill (knee), LT David Bakhtiari (knee), OL Elgton Jenkins (knee), TE Robert Tonyan (knee).