The first half went well for the Green Bay Packers for the most part. Third-year quarterback Brett Hundley flashed the potential that has made him a potentially valuable trade asset while Joe Thomas and LaDarius Gunter have each accounted for multiple field-tilting plays. Trevor Davis spiced up special teams, returning a punt for a 68-yard score. The 17-6 halftime lead doesn't ultimately matter, but it does reflect how well Green Bay has performed in the preseason opener.
However, after a year in which the Packers' secondary endured near-constant health woes, the unit has seen multiple members go down with injury. Damarious Randall left to be evaluated for a concussion during the opening defensive series, and Kentrell Brice came up lame after a hit during the second quarter.
On offense, reserve center Don Barclay suffered what appears to be a significant ankle injury. Multiple members of the Packers' medical staff needed to help Barclay leave the field and help him onto the cart. The offensive lineman has dealt with serious injuries in the past, tearing his ACL during training camp in 2014 and missing the entire season. It remains unclear whether this latest ailment will cost him as much time.
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