NFL Preseason Capsules
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Christine Michael ran for 97 yards on 11 carries and Stephen Williams snatched a ball away from cornerback Loyce Means in the end zone for a 42-yard touchdown catch and the go-ahead score in the Seattle Seahawks’ 17-10 preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers Friday night.
Michael had a 43-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for the Seahawks (3-0), who stayed unbeaten but didn’t look like the team that steamrolled over Denver and San Diego the previous two weeks.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, returning to the state where he turned into a college star at Wisconsin, finished 11 of 17 for 126 yards but threw two interceptions, including a pass tipped by two defenders that landed in the opportunistic hands of Casey Hayward.
Wilson looked in midseason form on the opening series against the Packers’ first-string defense in the first quarter, guiding Seattle to the 9 by gaining chunks of yardage on long pass plays. But running back Robert Turbin was stuffed on first down. Then, the 5-foot-10 Turbin was overmatched on the edge trying to block 6-foot-3 linebacker Clay Matthews, who sacked Wilson. Seattle settled for Steven Hauschka’s 27-yard field goal.
The Packers pulled most of their starters by the second quarter, while the most of the Seahawks starters stayed in until early in the third. Vince Young, vying for the backup job behind Rodgers, orchestrated an 11-play, 80-yard drive in the third quarter that ended with a 1-yard touchdown pas.
BEARS 34, RAIDERS 26
Jay Cutler led five first-half scoring drives, Matt Forte gained 109 yards from scrimmage and Chicago beat Oakland.
Cutler and Forte connected on a 32-yard touchdown pass, former Raiders running back Michael Bush added a pair of touchdown runs and Alshon Jeffery caught seven passes for 77 yards as the Bears (2-1) broke out to a 27-0 lead in the first half.
A week after falling behind 23-0 in the first half against New Orleans, the Raiders (1-2) looked equally inept at the start against the Bears before backup quarterback Terrelle Pryor provided a spark with a touchdown run and touchdown pass in the third quarter.
Matt Flynn threw two interceptions on six passes before being pulled in favor of Pryor in the second quarter. Oakland’s first-team defense was shredded and the usually reliable Sebastian Janikowski missed a 49-yard field goal before connecting from 58 yards out on the final play of the first half. Pryor finished 7 for 9 for 93 yards passing to go along with 37 yards rushing and led Oakland to 20 points on five drives.