Packers vs. Chargers: 5 Packers That Impressed in the First Preseason Game

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Packers vs. Chargers: 5 Packers That Impressed in the First Preseason Game
Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

The Green Bay Packers lost to the San Diego Chargers 21-13 in their first preseason game of the 2012 season. 

Aaron Rodgers played three series, late into the first quarter, finishing with an unimpressive stat line of 2-for-8 for 16 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. Rodgers was without Greg Jennings and Jermichael Finley, but the first-team offense was largely mundane. 

The Chargers got out to 14-0 lead before Graham Harrell, who played the majority of the game, brought the Packers within a point after two touchdown drives in the second and fourth quarters. To avoid a tie, head coach Mike McCarthy decided to go for two, which resulted in a Harrell incompletion. 

The Chargers scored late in the fourth quarter to give them an eight-point lead with just under two minutes to play. B.J. Coleman came in to run the two-minute drill, looking impressive. Coleman led the Packers into Chargers' territory, but a fumble by Marc Taylor ended any chance the Packers had at tying the game. 

While the Packers didn't look good early on, some players made impressions in the first real live action of the season. 

The Packers play the Cleveland Browns next week on Thursday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m. CT.

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