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Green Bay Packers Stumble in Preseason Opener, Lose to Browns 27-24

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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers (12) tosses a touchdown pass against the Cleveland Browns during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)
Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers (12) tosses a touchdown pass against the Cleveland Browns during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WTAQ) - The Green Bay Packers started slowly and in the end had the game kicked away from them in a 27-24 loss to the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field.

Early it was the defense which started slowly, allowing the Browns 1st team offense to drive with ease. That drive included a 4th down conversion and finished with a Jerome Harrison 4 yard TD run.

But the Packers offense began to get into a rhythm. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed his first 10 passes, finishing 12-for-13 for 156 yards and a TD to Greg Jennings.

Unfortunately the game came down to special teams, which is the one area the Browns outshined the Packers in. Veteran kicker Phil Dawson hit field goals of 58 and 46 yards in the final 1:33 to help push the Browns to victory.

Fans can breath a sigh of relief knowing this output was just the first pre-season game of 2010.

The Packers travel to Seattle next Saturday night to take on the Seahawks. Catch all the action live on 97.5/1360 News Talk WTAQ starting at 7 p.m. Kickoff is at 9 p.m.

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