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Raiders stumble in 31-21 loss to Green Bay

  • Green Bay Packers tight end Richard Rodgers (89) catches a pass as Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson (24) tries to tackle him during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The four straight three-and-outs were bad enough for the Oakland Raiders offense in the first half.

Quarterback Matt Schaub’s fumble on a sack on fourth down at the Green Bay Packers 26-yard line late in the second quarter made the night even tougher for the Raiders.

After a promising start, it was another subpar preseason outing for Oakland’s first-string offense in a 31-21 loss Friday night at Lambeau Field.

Schaub finished 13 of 27 for 110 yards. Maurice Jones-Drew took advantage of a few missed tackles for a 40-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

That was it for the Raiders until the fourth quarter, when backup quarterback Matt McGloin threw for two late scores to Brice Butler against a defense littered with backups.

“When you go out and don’t get the job done as a team, each player needs to have a little self-reflection and see how they can be better,” said Schaub, a former Houston Texans starter.

The game was stopped for several minutes in the second quarter after Raiders linebacker Sio Moore was taken off the field, and coach Dennis Allen said “the initial word is really mostly a neck strain.”

Moore lifted a thumb to acknowledge a crowd that gave him a standing ovation while he was taken off on a stretcher. He had tests at a hospital before returning to Lambeau Field.

“I don’t know what kind of timeline that means, but obviously the most encouraging thing is that Sio’s fine,” Allen said.

Oakland also lost two other defensive starters to head injuries in cornerback Tarell Brown and linebacker Nick Roach.


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