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.
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QUARTERBACK: Jordan Love
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• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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
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• 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.
• Devine Ozigbo stood out for his limited touches. He picked up 40 yards on seven carries for a first down.
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• Chris Olave flashed on just 11 receiving snaps. He caught his first professional touchdown and recorded two catches for 28 yards.
• 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 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.
• 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.
• 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.