Rodgers sidelined in Packers' 26-13 loss to Ravens

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BALTIMORE (AP) - With star quarterback out of the picture, Green Bay Packers fans got to see more of his backup players. But they didn't see their team win.

The Packers lost to the Ravens in Baltimore by a score of 26-13. Chris Roth and Baillie Burmaster have highlights and post-game interviews from Baltimore tonight on Action 2 News at 10.

Rodgers was expected in preseason game #2 and was unexpectedly kept out Thursday due to back tightness.

The team made the announcement less than an hour before kickoff, saying it was a precautionary measure.

Rodgers and the offensive starters were expected to play one quarter of the game.

Rodgers sat out the Packers' 28-26 win over Houston last week.

DeShone Kizer, Tim Boyle and Manny Wilkins split time at quarterback against Baltimore. All struggled against a defense that last year was ranked No. 1 in the NFL.

Rodgers has played 165 regular-season games since breaking into the league in 2005, so there was really no pressing need to get him into a game three weeks before the Sept. 5 opener against Chicago.

Jackson, on the other hand, needed the work. Coming off a rookie season in which he didn't start until mid-November, Jackson is seeking to master a new playbook devised by first-year coordinator Greg Roman.

Jackson started and played three series last week in a 29-0 rout of Jacksonville. This time, the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner stuck around for two possessions, both of which ended with field goals. He completed 6 of 10 passes for 58 yards and ran twice for 14 yards.

His best play displayed both his speed and elusiveness, but ultimately went for naught. On third-and-10 from the Green Bay 18, Jackson thrust forward from the pocket, sidestepped Tramon Williams and jumped over Jaire Alexander at the 5. He then high-stepped through the end zone before handing the ball to a fan.

"The four-man rush gave me a lane, our receivers were covered and I just did what I do best," Jackson said.

The play was called back because of an illegal block by Willie Snead, and Baltimore (2-0) settled for the second of Justin Tucker's four field goals.

Rookie Trace McSorley threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Chris Moore in the second quarter to make it 13-3.

Green Bay (1-1) got its lone touchdown in the third quarter on a 7-yard pass from Boyle to rookie Darrius Shepherd.

THE STREAK

The Ravens have won 15 straight preseason games, 34 of the last 43 and 19 of the last 22 at home.

INJURIES

Ravens LF Chris Board sustained a concussion in the second quarter.

HIGH KICK

Ravens tight end Nick Boyle had every intention of leaping over Adrian Amos after catching a first-quarter pass. Problem is, Amos stayed upright. So Boyle ended up planting a foot in Amos' chest and was thrown backward.

UP NEXT

Packers: A matchup against the Oakland Raiders next Thursday comes with a twist. The game will be held north of the border in Winnipeg.

Ravens: Following two days of joint practices with the Eagles next week, Baltimore plays on Thursday night in Philadelphia.

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