NFL Preseason Week 3 Game Recap: Green Bay Packers 19, Seattle Seahawks 15

2RM1WPE Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love (10) throws the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

The Green Bay Packers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 19-15 in the final game of the preseason for both teams.

It was a slow start to the game, with the Packers leading 12-7 at the half thanks to a touchdown pass from Jordan Love to Christian Watson and a pair of Anders Carlson field goals while the Seahawks points came on an 18-yard pass from Drew Lock to Jake Bobo.

Neither team would score at all over the first 20 minutes of the second half before the Seahawks grabbed the lead on a SaRodorick Thompson Jr. one-yard run with 6:41 left in the game. The Packers returned the favor, driving the length of the field for the game-winning touchdown from a yard out by running back Nate McCrary.

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Offensive spotlight: Jordan Love needed to use his legs on the Packers' opening drive, picking up a pair of first downs on five and 11-yard runs respectively. He didn’t complete a pass on that drive though, going 0-for-3 despite the Packers managing a field goal. He did heat up as a passer on the Packers' third, and his, final drive of the night though, ending with a nice back shoulder throw to wide receiver Christian Watson for the touchdown.

Drew Lock played all but the final drive of the game for the Seahawks, going 16-for-25 for 150 yards and a touchdown pass that went to Jake Bobo. Lock has had an up-and-down preseason, earning a 44.8 PFF passing grade against the Minnesota Vikings in their preseason opener, but bouncing back to earn a 78.7 PFF grade on six dropbacks last week. He’s locked in as their backup quarterback, but the Seahawks would be in big trouble if Geno Smith went down.

Defensive spotlight: Seahawks linebacker Jon Rhattigan led all players in the game with 12 tackles, seven of which were solo and one which resulted in a loss of yardage. Cornerback Michael Jackson, a 2019 fifth-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys, had a pair of pass breakups.

Rookie spotlight: Tight end Luke Musgrave was on the field for nine passing snaps and saw two targets, catching both of them for 15 yards. This preseason he has been targeted on 20.5% of the routes he has run, something that will have fantasy managers excited about how big a role he could have in this Packers offense in the regular season.

Safety Jerrick Reed II, drafted in the sixth round by the Seahawks had an active game. He finished the afternoon with six tackles, including two tackles for loss.

Box Score

Passing
Seattle Seahawks
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Drew Lock 12.5 16 / 25 150 6 1 0
Holton Ahlers 2 5 / 10 55 5.5 0 1
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Jordan Love 9.42 9 / 15 63 4.2 1 0
Alex McGough 3.16 4 / 5 69 13.8 0 0
Sean Clifford 2.74 8 / 12 46 3.8 0 0
Rushing
Seattle Seahawks
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
SaRodorick Thompson Jr. 14.3 7 17 2.4 1 11
Drew Lock 12.5 3 5 1.7 0 6
DeeJay Dallas 5.5 4 43 10.8 0 27
Holton Ahlers 2 2 8 4 0 5
Zach Charbonnet 1.7 3 1 0.3 0 1
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Jordan Love 9.42 3 21 7 0 11
Nate McCrary 8.4 7 24 3.4 1 11
Emanuel Wilson 7.8 17 49 2.9 0 17
Patrick Taylor 4.2 6 24 4 0 8
Alex McGough 3.16 2 4 2 0 5
Sean Clifford 2.74 4 9 2.2 0 10
Jayden Reed 2.6 1 9 9 0 9
AJ Dillon 2.4 5 24 4.8 0 14
Receiving
Seattle Seahawks
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
SaRodorick Thompson Jr. 14.3 4 3 16 4 0
Jake Bobo 10.7 3 2 27 9 1
Easop Winston Jr. 10.4 5 3 74 14.8 0
DeeJay Dallas 5.5 1 1 2 2 0
Colby Parkinson 4.1 3 3 11 3.7 0
Tyjon Lindsey 3.4 3 1 24 8 0
Matt Landers 3 5 2 10 2 0
Wayne Taulapapa 2.1 1 1 11 11 0
Tyler Mabry 1.7 2 1 7 3.5 0
Zach Charbonnet 1.7 1 1 6 6 0
Cade Johnson 1.6 3 1 6 2 0
Griffin Hebert 1.6 2 1 6 3 0
Sal Cannella 1.5 1 1 5 5 0
Justin Marshall 0 1 0 0 0 0
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Jordan Love 9.42 1 1 -2 -2 0
Jadakis Bonds 8 2 2 60 30 0
Emanuel Wilson 7.8 2 2 9 4.5 0
Christian Watson 7.6 3 1 6 2 1
Malik Heath 7.5 7 4 35 5 0
Patrick Taylor 4.2 1 1 8 8 0
Samori Toure 3.6 4 2 16 4 0
Luke Musgrave 3.5 2 2 15 7.5 0
Tucker Kraft 2.7 3 2 7 2.3 0
Jayden Reed 2.6 3 1 7 2.3 0
Grant DuBose 1.8 1 1 8 8 0
Cody Chrest 1.8 1 1 8 8 0
Austin Allen 1.1 1 1 1 1 0

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