Green Bay Packers vs. Denver Broncos

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Game Information
Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 76,438

DENVER (AP) Even before they showed the boxing spectacle of the summer on locker room TVs after the game, the Broncos showed some fight in their 20-17 preseason win over the Green Bay Packers - among themselves.

Cornerback Aqib Talib and linebacker Todd Davis got into a shoving match in the first half that bled onto the sidelines before tempers finally cooled.

"Nothing serious, we're all good," said Talib, who started the fracas with a too-hard shove of Davis as he tried to get him away from doing some jawing with the Packers. Davis took exception and hit him back.

"Nothing serious, we're all good," Talib said.

Jamaal Charles and Von Miller provided the other fireworks before the teams pulled up chairs to watch Floyd Mayweather Jr. knock out Conor McGregor in the 10th round in Las Vegas.

Charles' impressive Denver debut included four rushes for 27 yards, two catches and a declaration afterward by coach Vance Joseph that he's in the Broncos' plans this season.

"I felt like a Bronco when I got here, but putting on that uniform for the very first time, that's when I really feel like this is a new beginning," said Charles, Kansas City's all-time leading rusher who was released by the Chiefs over the winter.

The last player introduced before the game, Miller made his cameo count by sacking Aaron Rodgers for an 11-yard loss , forcing the Packers to settle for a 52-yard field goal and ending Rodgers' night after 10 snaps (he was 3 for 5 for 12 yards).

"A-Rod, he's a great quarterback, a Hall of Fame quarterback," Miller said. "So, especially in the preseason if you can get some practice against that, it's dope. It's great."

Miller spun past Jason Spriggs, who was subbing for injured right tackle Bryan Bulaga, and split a double team on his way to dumping Rodgers.

"It was a good move by him. He's an athletic guy," said Rodgers, who was harassed into the worst game of his career the last time he came to Denver in 2015. "He likes to line up on our right a lot. And we had help on the outside on that play, but he just made that quick spin move inside.

"By the time I felt it I was heading to the ground."

After Green Bay safety Kentrell Brice returned an interception 42 yards to the Denver 2 minutes after Rodgers was sacked, backup Brett Hundley trotted out to hand off to Ty Montgomery for the touchdown plunge and a 10-0 lead.

"The plan was for Aaron to play two series," Packers coach Mike McCarthy explained. "I was trying to get Brett as much work as I possibly could."

"It's the preseason. We don't play a whole lot anymore around here," Rodgers said. "We just kind of get in try to find a rhythm and get out."

Miller's day was over after Montgomery's TD.

"You know you're not going to be playing much anyways, so to get a sack on those few plays, it feels great," said Miller, who called his sack dance the "sexy T-Rex."

Trevor Siemian, in his first game since coach Vance Joseph declared him the starting quarterback over Paxton Lynch, bounced back from his interception to lead Denver on three impressive drives, Lynch came in and got hurt on his only series.

Siemian engineered a 10-play, 75-yard drive capped by C.J. Anderson's untouched 16-yard trot but marred by the loss of top receiver Demaryius Thomas to a thigh injury. Siemian also was efficient in the 2-minute offense and Brandon McManus kicked a 28-yard field goal to tie it at 10 as the first half expired.

Siemian finished 13 of 22 for 127 yards and had one interception.

Lynch guided Denver on the go-ahead scoring drive - McManus was good from 46 yards - to start the second half. The second-year QB hurt his right (throwing) shoulder on the drive, apparently when he slid on it after a scramble. Joseph said X-rays were negative but that Lynch would go for an MRI on Sunday to confirm it's not a serious injury.

Joseph said he's prepared to play Kyle Sloter the entire fourth preseason game. Sloter replaced Lynch and threw a 17-yard TD pass to Hunter Sharp that made it 20-10.

Hundley's 6-yard keeper made it 20-17 early in the fourth quarter.

TAKE A KNEE: Broncos right tackle Menelik Watson gave new meaning to the term "take a knee" when he proposed to his fiance after the starters were taken out of the game. Azania Stewart, a member of the British national basketball team, said yes.

"Just spontaneous," said Watson, who has known Stewart since they were 14. "It was her first NFL game. She's about to head overseas to start her season. She leaves tomorrow. It's something I've been thinking about for a while, been contemplating it, so what a perfect time to do it: in the stadium, our first game, in front of a beautiful crowd. I'm not really a public person, but I thought it would have been special."

SITTING OUT: In addition to Thomas, DE Zach Kerr (knee) and S Will Parks (hip) got hurt in the first half for Denver, and Packers OLB Nick Perry was shaken up before halftime.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Packers Broncos
07:10 Mason Crosby 52 yd FG 3 0
06:14 Ty Montgomery 2 yd run (Mason Crosby kick) 10 0
01:34 C.J. Anderson 16 yd run (Brandon McManus kick) 10 7

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Packers Broncos
00:00 Brandon McManus 28 yd FG 10 10

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Packers Broncos
10:59 Brandon McManus 46 yd FG 10 13
02:16 Hunter Sharp 21 yd pass from Kyle Sloter (Brandon McManus kick) 10 20

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Packers Broncos
11:58 Brett Hundley 6 yd run (Mason Crosby kick) 17 20

Team Stats
  Green Bay Denver
1st Downs 17 19
Total Yards 265 299
Passing 152 174
Passing Completions/Attempts 23-35 18-31
Yards/Pass 3.8 5.1
Rushing 113 125
Rushing Attempts 25 31
Yards/Rush 4.5 4.0
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles Lost 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Possession 31:34 28:26

Green Bay Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Brett Hundley 20 30 186 6.2 0 0
Aaron Rodgers 3 5 12 2.4 0 0

Denver Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Trevor Siemian 13 22 127 5.8 0 1
Kyle Sloter 4 7 49 7.0 1 0
Paxton Lynch 1 2 9 4.5 0 0

Green Bay Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Aaron Jones 6 43 7.2 0 28
Ty Montgomery 3 31 10.3 1 25
Brett Hundley 5 14 2.8 1 8
Devante Mays 5 12 2.4 0 6
Kalif Phillips 2 6 3.0 0 4
Jamaal Williams 3 4 1.3 0 3
Trevor Davis 1 3 3.0 0 3

Denver Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
De'Angelo Henderson 9 34 3.8 0 16
C.J. Anderson 9 31 3.4 1 16
Jamaal Charles 4 27 6.8 0 12
Trevor Siemian 2 18 9.0 0 16
Paxton Lynch 1 15 15.0 0 15
Stevan Ridley 5 1 0.2 0 2
Kyle Sloter 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1

Green Bay Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Jamaal Williams 3 46 15.3 0 20
Trevor Davis 3 39 13.0 0 20
Kalif Phillips 2 16 8.0 0 13
Richard Rodgers 1 15 15.0 0 15
Aaron Peck 1 12 12.0 0 12
Max McCaffrey 2 11 5.5 0 6
Randall Cobb 1 11 11.0 0 11
Lance Kendricks 2 8 4.0 0 4
Martellus Bennett 1 7 7.0 0 7
Michael Clark 1 7 7.0 0 7
Geronimo Allison 1 6 6.0 0 6
Davante Adams 1 5 5.0 0 5
Devante Mays 1 5 5.0 0 5
Jordy Nelson 1 4 4.0 0 4
Malachi Dupre 1 3 3.0 0 3
Ty Montgomery 1 3 3.0 0 3

Denver Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Hunter Sharp 2 41 20.5 1 21
Jordan Taylor 3 36 12.0 0 20
Virgil Green 2 30 15.0 0 22
Emmanuel Sanders 2 25 12.5 0 15
Jamaal Charles 2 15 7.5 0 10
Kalif Raymond 1 9 9.0 0 9
Demaryius Thomas 1 8 8.0 0 8
C.J. Anderson 2 7 3.5 0 4
Steven Scheu 1 7 7.0 0 7
A.J. Derby 1 6 6.0 0 6
Austin Traylor 1 1 1.0 0 1

Green Bay Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Josh Jones 4 2 0 0
Derrick Mathews 4 0 0 0
Damarious Randall 4 1 0 0
Kentrell Brice 3 1 0 0
Johnathan Calvin 3 2 0 0
Blake Martinez 3 0 0 0
Jake Ryan 3 1 0 0
Brian Price 2 0 1 0
Morgan Burnett 2 0 0 0
Kenny Clark 2 0 0 0
Marwin Evans 2 0 0 0
Joe Thomas 2 0 0 0
Mike Daniels 1 0 1 10
Reggie Gilbert 1 1 1 1
Kyler Fackrell 1 0 0 0
Josh Hawkins 1 0 0 0
Izaah Lunsford 1 1 0 0
Lenzy Pipkins 1 0 0 0
Christian Ringo 1 0 0 0
Quinten Rollins 1 0 0 0
Aaron Taylor 1 0 0 0
Trevor Davis 0 0 0 0
Jayrone Elliott 0 1 0 0
Cody Heiman 0 1 0 0
Jeff Janis 0 0 0 0
Kevin King 0 0 0 0

Denver Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Shelby Harris 5 2 3 27
Jamal Carter Sr. 4 2 0 0
Adam Gotsis 3 0 1 8
Corey Nelson 3 1 0 0
Darian Stewart 3 0 0 0
Dante Barnett 2 1 0 0
Vontarrius Dora 2 0 0 0
Brendan Langley 2 0 0 0
Brandon Marshall 2 1 0 0
Bradley Roby 2 0 0 0
Shakir Soto 2 0 0 0
Orion Stewart 2 0 0 0
Von Miller 1 0 1 11
Todd Davis 1 1 0 0
Lorenzo Doss 1 1 0 0
Ken Ekanem 1 0 0 0
Chris Harris Jr. 1 1 0 0
Deon Hollins 1 0 0 0
Tyrique Jarrett 1 1 0 0
Chris Lewis-Harris 1 0 0 0
Will Parks 1 0 0 0
Justin Simmons 1 1 0 0
Aqib Talib 1 1 0 0
Dymonte Thomas 1 1 0 0
Nelson Adams 0 1 0 0
Riley Dixon 0 0 0 0
Quentin Gause 0 0 0 0
Ty Sambrailo 0 0 0 0
Emmanuel Sanders 0 0 0 0
Hunter Sharp 0 0 0 0

Green Bay Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Kentrell Brice 1 42 0

Denver Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Green Bay Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Jeff Janis 2 46 23.0 0 24

Denver Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Brendan Langley 1 28 28.0 0 38

Green Bay Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Trevor Davis 1 27 27.0 0 27

Denver Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Isaiah McKenzie 2 3 1.5 0 3

Green Bay Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Mason Crosby 1 2 50.0 52

Denver Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Brandon McManus 2 2 100.0 46

Green Bay Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Justin Vogel 4 176 47

Denver Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Riley Dixon 5 224 56