With the first preseason game in the books the Packers had some Winners and Snoozers during the game.

Some players really made a name for themselves and made a great first impression.

Meanwhile some “snoozers” really ether dug themselves a hole or just didn’t impress Packers fans at all.


First we’ll take a look at some players, whose stock went up due to their performance Friday night.

Jordan Love

Jordan Love maybe is the quarterback that Packers fans are hoping for.

Although his first drive ended in 2 throws that Love wishes he had back, he was able to bounce back with a touchdown drive to complete his night.

Love was concise in his decision making and didn’t force any throws.

For the short sample we got Friday night from the first team offense, what we learned is that when protected Love can be dangerous.

We also learned that he is not afraid to make that deep throw, as we saw him take a shot down field to Christian Watson his first possession.

Love able to overcome his first drive and comeback with a touchdown drive on his second drive of the preseason, showing he has resiliency.

Sean Clifford

Through his up and down night, Sean Clifford had some ups, which is more than enough to give him a winner spot in this article.

The upside was that he made key throws when they needed to be made.

To me it seemed like when it was third down and long, Clifford wasn’t afraid to throw into coverage.

Clifford had three completions of 25-plus yards and had a hand in seven plays of at least 15 yards.

To me I think the biggest drive Clifford had was before halftime when he led the Packers on a 2 minute drive that ended in a touchdown to give the Packers a 21-16 lead.

Carrington Valentine

It was Valentine’s day in August. Carrington Valentine really showed off Friday night

Valentine, who has had a great training camp so far, had tight coverage all night and to cap it all off he had one interception to give the Packers a chance to take the lead right before halftime.

He ended his first preseason game with four tackles, three pass deflections, and one interception.

Emanuel Wilson

Emanuel Wilson had the night of his life Friday, 14 years after he lost his dad.

Wilson, who came into Friday night’s game as an unknown undrafted running back, made sure that Packers fans remembered who he was at the end of the night.

He rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns, one of the touchdowns was an 80 yard touchdown that showed off his breakaway speed, going untouched until he hit the endzone.

Wilson showed that he is a threat and might have a shot at that number 3 running back spot.



I only have one snoozer of the game and he might need to step his game up if he is going to stay on the roster.

Anders Carlson started off strong making his first field goal and first 3 extra points. But it was all down his after that.

Carlson missed on his last two extra points, which said wide right.

Leg strength isn’t an issue for Carlson, it is accuracy that is the issue and although the Packers are patient with him, if he continues his issues, the team might have to think about bringing a veteran as they can’t afford to have inconsistency issues with their kicker.


Hau Khuong has been a Packers fan since 1996. He currently works as a video editor in Green Bay and writes for PackersTalk.com and you can follow him on twitter at @HauKhuongSports.