7 things we've learned from Packers preseason loss to Patriots

Seven takeaways from the Packers' second preseason game.
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The Green Bay Packers are two-thirds of the way through their preseason. After defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in the opener, the Packers lost at home against the New England Patriots on Saturday evening.

The outcome of the game is irrelevant in the preseason, with performances of players on the roster bubble carrying more importance.

Saturday's game against the Patriots at Lambeau Field gave head coach Matt LaFleur and general manager Brian Gutekunst another opportunity to evaluate the roster. They will choose their final 53 players following next week's preseason finale against the Seattle Seahawks.

What did we learn from Saturday's contest? Here are the top seven takeaways.

7. Emanuel Wilson continues to impress

Rookie running back Emanuel Wilson continues to impress. He had six carries for 111 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason opener and backed it up with another strong performance against the Patriots.

Wilson rushed 15 times for 63 yards, averaging a healthy 4.2 yards per carry.

The question is whether Wilson has done enough to make the 53-man roster. He clearly has talent, but the Packers may prefer Patrick Taylor for the RB3 job due to his consistency on special teams and as a blocker.

But Wilson will ensure the Packers don't have an easy decision at running back.