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Preseason matchup: Green Bay Packers top Houston Texans 28-26

GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers beat the Houston Texans 28-26 as they went head to head in a preseason matchup at Lambeau Field Thursday night, Aug. 8.

The Packers were the first to put points on the board, with Equanimeous St. Brown recovering a 56-yard punt for a touchdown — 7-0.

The Texans’ D. Crockett ran in for a 1-yard touchdown in the second quarter, 7-7.

With less than four minutes left in the first half, Packers’ QB DeShone Kizer passed short right to Darrius Shepherd for a 14-yard touchdown, 14-7.

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – AUGUST 08: Ka’dar Hollman #29 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with teammates after making an interception in the first quarter against the Houston Texans during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 08, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Tightening the score before halftime, Texans’ Ka’imi Fairbairn kicked a 49-yard field goal, 14-10.

Early in the second half, Green Bay’s Tim Boyle passed short left to J’Mon Moore for a 1-yard touchdown, 21-10.

Packers blazed ahead with a Tim Boyle pass deep middle to Allen Lazard for a 27-yard touchdown, 28-10.

Starting off the fourth quarter, Houston scored a 6-yard touchdown with a short pass from J. Webb to J. Adams, 28-16.

Shortly after, Texans turned around and scored a field goal for three, 28-19.

Tightening the score with less than a minute in the game, Houston scored a 1-yard touchdown followed by field goal, 28-26.

Thursday’s game is the Upper Midwest Shrine Game. Each season, the Packers donate a percentage of the gate to the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago. According to Packers.com, in his first season leading the Packers, Vince Lombardi made an agreement with George Halas to play in the Shrine Game annually.

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – AUGUST 08: DeShone Kizer #9 of the Green Bay Packers signals to the sideline in the second quarter against the Houston Texans during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 08, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – AUGUST 08: Head coach Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers looks on in the first quarter against the Houston Texans during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 08, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Ahead of Thursday’s game, the Packers and Texans took part in joint practices at Lambeau Field on Monday, Aug. 5 and Tuesday, Aug. 6.

The Packers face the Baltimore Ravens in Maryland Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

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