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

Seven takeaways from the Packers' second preseason game.

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6. Penalties a problem for Packers

Hopefully, the Packers can use the preseason as an opportunity to get some of the mistakes out of the way. They had 11 penalties against the Patriots, giving away an additional 85 yards. That's an area they desperately need to improve in time for the regular season.

Too many penalties can make the difference between winning and losing on Sundays. It's one thing to make these errors in preseason games, but the Packers must ensure they stay in the preseason.

5. Josh Myers set to start, but inconsistency continues

Nothing suggests that third-year center Josh Myers won't start in the Packers' regular season opener in a few weeks, but his frustrating inconsistency continued against the Patriots.

Myers snapped the ball over Jordan Love's head on the opening drive of the game, resulting in a turnover that had the Patriots start on the Packers' 18-yard line. Can Green Bay trust Myers to start and find consistency in the regular season?

4. Packers offensive line depth shines

Overall, though, the picture for the offensive line is far more promising. According to Pro Football Focus, Green Bay only allowed one pressure on 23 passing plays against New England.

The Packers have excellent depth at tackle, with second-year players Zach Tom and Rasheed Walker both stepping up this summer. Tom is projected to start, while Walker can cover at both tackle spots.