The Packers secured a 19-15 win against the Seahawks in their last NFL preseason game on Saturday, August 26, at Lambeau Field. The win was commemorated by Nate McCrary, the running back, who scored a quick touchdown right after the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter.
As we gear up for the kickoff of the NFL’s Week 1 scheduled in September, let’s look back at the summary of the last game.
At the beginning of the game, the Packers won the coin toss and chose to receive. Despite a couple of early penalties, AJ Dillon’s 14-yard run helped the Packers.
Jordan Love’s 6-yard scramble on third down kept the drive going. Some plays, including an 11-yard run and a 43-yard field goal by Anders Carlson, gave the Packers a 3-0 lead in the first quarter.
On defense, Kenny Clark tackled Zach Charbonnet for a loss. Seattle got a first down but almost threw an interception on the next play. They punted the ball to the Green Bay 9-yard line.
The Packers’ next turn with the ball ended quickly. Seattle’s possession also ended fast due to a penalty.
At halftime, the Green Bay Packers are leading the Seattle Seahawks with a score of 12-7. In the second quarter, the Packers’ offense made significant progress, with quarterback Watson throwing an 11-yard touchdown pass to give the Packers a 9-0 lead.
The Seahawks responded with a scoring drive led by running back DeeJay Dallas and quarterback Lock. It resulted in an 18-yard touchdown pass to Jake Bobo, bringing the score to 9-7. Just before halftime, the Packers’ kicker Carlson made a 57-yard field goal. The team led the game to 12-7.
The third quarter started with SaRodorick Thompson being tackled by Tariq Carpenter and Brenton Cox Jr., leading to a loss. This led to the Seahawks punting as Lock’s downfield pass to Cade Johnson fell incomplete.
Both teams struggled to make significant gains. The Packers faced difficulty with their offensive plays, resulting in a three-and-out situation. On the other hand, Nate McCrary’s 11-yard run provided the Packers with their initial first down but eventually forced a punt.
The Seahawks’ offense faced some difficulties as well, with swatted passes and loss of yards. Despite some runs by Wilson and Clifford, the Packers’ defense remained solid. Clifford was replaced by Alex McGough as quarterback for the Packers during a drive.
During the game, Seahawks’ cornerback Chris Steele faced a penalty for interfering with Cody Chrest’s pass on McGough’s first attempt.
After that, an 8-yard throw to Jadakis Bonds set up a fourth-and-2 situation just 2 yards away from Seattle’s 12-yard line. The Packers took a shot at it, but Wilson fell short by a yard and missed the first down.
Lock then made a magnificent 30-yard pass to Easop Winston Jr. On a third-and-6 run, he decided to take the ball himself, successfully getting a first down at the Packers’ 49-yard line. Lock followed it up with a 33-yard pass to Winston down the right sideline, landing Seattle at the Green Bay 2-yard line.
McGough’s passes led Seattle’s offense to advance, including a 52-yard pass to Cody Chrest and an 8-yard pass to Bonds. Then, McCrary’s 2-yard touchdown put the Packers ahead again at 19-15 with 1:56 remaining.
Seattle’s rookie quarterback Holton Ahlers took over from Lock and completed passes to Lindsey and Thompson to move down the field. However, he threw an interception in the end zone and finally sealed the victory for the Packers.
As the major American football championship concluded its 2023 preseason, the focus now shifts to the 18-game NFL regular season in September. The Packers are preparing to face the Bears in Week 1 on Sunday, September 10.