Aug 14, 2015 12:52 AM by Ross Field
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady completed one of four passes before giving way to Jimmy Garoppolo, and the New England Patriots fell 22-11 to the Green Bay Packers in both teams' exhibition opener on Thursday night.
A day after appearing before a federal judge hearing the appeal of his "Deflategate" suspension, Brady played just two series - a three-and-out and a four-and-out.
Garoppolo, who would fill in for Brady if any part of the Super Bowl MVP's four-game suspension is upheld, played three quarters plus one play. He went 20 for 30 for 159 yards, no touchdowns and one interception, and was sacked seven times.
Aaron Rodgers completed 11 of 19 passes for 117 yards for Green Bay. Backup Scott Tolzien was 10 for 16 for 107 yards and a 26-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Janis. Alonzo Harris ran for a 25-yard touchdown for the 2014 NFC North winners.
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