Packers: 3 takeaways from preseason opener vs. 49ers

Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Three takeaways from the Green Bay Packers’ preseason opener versus the San Francisco 49ers.

The Green Bay Packers kicked off preseason versus the San Francisco 49ers on Friday night.

Green Bay entered the game without the majority of its key starters. Most veteran starters were rested, while others were out due to injury.

It meant starts for Jordan Love, Tyler Goodson, and a number of young players on the roster.

What did we learn from the game? Here are three takeaways from Green Bay’s preseason opener.

3. Tyler Goodson makes an impact

With Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon not active in this game, and Kylin Hill still recovering from injury, undrafted rookie Tyler Goodson was given an opportunity.

And he impressed, showing his ability to play on all three downs.

Goodson finished with 12 carries for 37 yards, although his 3.1 yards-per-attempt average didn’t tell the full story. At times, he wasn’t helped out by the run-blocking. But Goodson played well.

He also contributed as a pass catcher, making two receptions for 24 yards.

Goodson has an opportunity to make the 53-man roster as the Packers’ number three running back. If Kylin Hill begins the regular season on the PUP list, Goodson could be the frontrunner for the RB3 spot.

He helped his chances with a good performance versus the 49ers.