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Packers vs. Steelers, Preseason 2018: Second half game updates & discussion

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It was quite a back-and-forth first quarter before the Packers took charge in the second. Follow along with the second half here.

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The Green Bay Packers lead the Pittsburgh Steelers

After Tramon Williams ripped off a pick-six on the game’s first play from scrimmage, Aaron Rodgers went to work on his only drive of the night. Rodgers completed a quick slant to Davante Adams for a catch-and-run for 27 yards, then found Jimmy Graham for an 8-yard touchdown to cap off the series and give the Packers a 14-0 lead.

The defense gave that lead back quickly, however, allowing a big rushing performance and touchdown to James Conner. Then after a Ty Montgomery fumble on the ensuing kickoff, Mason Rudolph tied the game with a two-play touchdown drive capped off by a scoring pass to Juju Smith-Shuster.

Brett Hundley had less success, but still led three scoring drives. He scored a rushing touchdown and led the Packers to a pair of field goal drives and a 27-14 lead before DeShone Kizer took over late in the first half.

Kizer led a late scoring drive from midfield, finding Jake Kumerow, Equanimeous St. Brown, and Robert Tonyan for gains of 12, 12, and 14 yards. After a pass interference penalty on Pittsburgh, Kizer found Tonyan on a one-yard goal-line fade for another touchdown, giving the Packers a 34-14 halftime lead. The Packers also got 1.5 sacks from Reggie Gilbert on one series late in the half as well.

Stay tuned for the second half here!


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