GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - The Packers first-team offense looked more sharp in limited time, but it was the struggles of the backups which continued in the team's 35-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field Thursday.
The Packers defense caused Browns running back Montario Hardesty to fumble on the opening play of the night, which gave Aaron Rodgers and company a short field to start with. Rodgers hit wide receiver Jordy Nelson for a 20-yard touchdown pass.
However, backup quarterback Graham Harrell continued to have problems as he played most of this second pre-season game. Harrell finished the night 12-of-24 for 100 yards with no touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
It was Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden who took the next step forward, as he went 12-of-20 for 118 yards. The Browns racked up 337 yards of total offense on the Packers.
Rodgers and Harrell also gained the majority of yards rushing for the Packers. Both quarterbacks had 45 of the 69 yards on the ground. Jarrett Boykin led the Packers with 5 catches for 63 yards.
Get a full recap with Mark Daniels and Nick Vitrano and the 5th Quarter, Friday at 5 p.m. on 97.5/1360 News Talk WTAQ.