NFL Preseason Week 2 Game Recap: Green Bay Packers 20, New Orleans Saints 10 | NFL News, Rankings & Stats

The Green Bay Packers jumped early thanks to a strong performance from Jordan Love and held on late to beat the New Orleans Saints 20-10 in Week 2 of the 2022 NFL preseason.

Editor’s note: All notes in this article are subject to revision. All PFF player ratings will be finalized by 12 p.m. ET tomorrow.

QUARTERBACK: Jordan Love

Player Comp/Att yards YPL Rtg
Danny Etling 1 / 1 0 0.0 79.2
Jordan love 12 / 24 113 4.7 77.3

The stat line may not be impressing, but that’s because he suffered four falls from his receivers totaling 71 passing yards.

Quite simply, it was the most heartening performance of Love’s checkered career.

BACK RUNNING

There wasn’t much that stood out to the Packers running backs. None of their backs averaged more than 2.1 meters after contact per reach.

RECEIVERS

Player Target Rec yards YPT YPR
Juwann Winfree 6 3 41 6.8 13.7
Romeo Doubs 5 3 24 4.8 8.0
Amari Rodgers 5 2 5 1.0 2.5
Josiah Deguara 2 1 11 5.5 11.0
Tyler Goodson 1 1 ten ten 10.0

Roméo Doubs continues to open up, but he also continues to drop balls. Doubs dropped two of his five catchable targets tonight.

Juwann Winfree led all receivers in the game with 41 yards, averaging 6.8 yards per target.

OFFENSIVE LINE

Zach Tom continues to impress in pass protection. After allowing no pressure on 18 pass-blocking snaps a week ago, he has yet to allow any on 19 pass-blocking snaps.

Royce Freeman didn’t have his best day dividing his time between tackle and guard. He allowed two pressures and suffered two more losses on 19 pass-blocking snaps.

DEFENSIVE LINE

Last week’s standout Kingsley Enagbare put in a solid performance with two pressers.

First round Devonte Wyatt got an extended run but came empty-handed as the pass thrower on 15 snaps.

LINEBACKER

Isaiah McDuffie showed the most we’ve seen of him in his young career — all four defensive stops in the sixth round of 2021 led all linebackers.

Krys Barnes played upset that his job was taken away from him. He only had one save but will likely become the highest-ranked Packers defenseman in the game.

SECONDARY

Kiondre Thomas and Shemar Jean-Charles both had great days at the office. They didn’t allow a single strike between them on five targets while playing the majority of the match.

QUARTERBACK: Ian Book

Player Comp/Att yards YPL Rtg
Ian Book 16 / 28 113 4 63.5

It’s a much improved Ian Book. He didn’t commit a single turnover-worthy play on 36 dropbacks.

Bags continue to be a problem for the former Notre Dame star. He took two more from just eight setbacks under pressure after taking five in Week 1.

COME BACK

Devine Ozigbo stood out for his limited touches. He picked up 40 yards on seven carries for a first down.

RECEIVERS

Player Target Rec yards YPT YPR
Abram Smith 4 3 5 1.2 1.7
Chris Olave 3 2 28 9.3 14
Tony Jones Jr. 3 3 20 6.7 6.7
Guess Ozigbo 3 2 seven 2.3 3.5
Deonte Harty 2 2 12 6 6.0
Taysom Hill 2 1 ten 5 10.0

Chris Olave flashed on just 11 receiving snaps. He caught his first professional touchdown and recorded two catches for 28 yards.

OFFENSIVE LINE

Trevor Penning has improved a lot in pass protection this time around. Of 26 pass-blocking snaps, Penning allowed just one press.

Cesar Ruiz also looks improved from his first two seasons in the league. He didn’t allow a pressure on 18 pass-blocking snaps.

DEFENSIVE LINE

Defensive tackle Malcolm Roach led all players with three presses on 15 pass-blocking snaps.

Payton Turner has been dropped from the stat sheet as a passer for the second week in a row. The first round of 2021 registered no pressure on 12 rushing snaps.

LINEBACKER

Kaden Elliss made a number of plays in the running game to finish as the top-ranked running defender in the game.

Eric Wilson was the only Saints linebacker to allow a reception in the game.

SECONDARY

The Saints were reaching deep into their depth chart to field a team for this one. Bradley Roby was the only player with a game time chance who played and it was just 10 snaps.

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