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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Eddie Lacys powerful running early on helped propel the Green Bay Packers to a 20-12 win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.Lacy had nine carries for 45 yards, capped by a 1-yard touchdown dive on third-and-goal, to highlight a 14-play, 74-yard drive to start the game as the Packers again played without quarterback Aaron Rodgers.It shows what were capable of doing, Lacy said. And as long as were all on the same page, we can pretty much have a lot of drives like that.The night was over at that point for Lacy, who made Mike McCarthy happy in the offseason by slimming down after the coach was critical of the lead backs playing weight at the end of last season.With a healthy Rodgers again held out of game action, second-year backup Brett Hundley made the start in his preseason debut.But after directing the early touchdown drive, which used more than half of the clock in the first quarter, Hundley left the game early in the second quarter after he reinjured his left ankle.McCarthy said the teams medical staff doesnt consider the setback to be as bad as the original injury that sidelined Hundley for two weeks before he returned to practice this week.The Packers rushing attack carried the offense with 145 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown run by third-string back John Crockett.Derek Carr ran Oaklands offense for a half Thursday, but wasnt effective.The third-year starter completed 9 of 13 passes for just 38 yards and had an underthrown pass to standout receiver Amari Cooper picked off by Damarious Randall.Raiders running back Latavius Murray had six carries for 19 yards against a Green Bay defense that was without three key starters, including linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers.Matthews and Peppers, who have yet to play in the preseason, have been threatened with suspensions by the NFL if they dont cooperate with the leagues investigation of the players alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs.JORDYS BACKA day after the Packers activated Jordy Nelson from the physically unable to perform list, the star receiver suited up for and participated in pregame warmups.It was good to get back out there, Nelson said. Obviously, its another step in the right direction.Nelson was out since the start of training camp with an injury to his left knee, which he called a hiccup.After he missed the 2015 season because of a torn ACL in his right knee, its uncertain if Nelson could play Green Bays next exhibition game, Aug. 26 at San Francisco, when Rodgers expects to have extended playing time.MACK ATTACKAll-Pro defensive end Khalil Mack had a big first half for the Raiders in pressuring the pocket.One of Macks two quarterback hits forced Hundley to leave the game after Hundley managed to complete a pass of 31 yards to Davante Adams.Mack later dominated Packers backup rookie left tackle Jason Spriggs on back-to-back plays with a sack of Joe Callahan and then pressuring Callahan into an intentional-grounding penalty.INJURY UPDATERaiders: Starting DE Mario Edwards Jr. (hip) and TE Gabe Holmes (ankle) are out indefinitely after getting hurt in the preseason opener last week. Undrafted rookie RB Jalen Richard (knee) missed a second straight game.Packers: Veteran S Morgan Burnett remains sidelined because of a back injury that flared up before last weeks first game. Micah Hyde again made the start in Burnetts absence.QUOTABLERaiders: Not the kind of sharp showing were looking for. A lot of things we can learn from and move on. Thats what we have to do. -- Coach Jack Del Rio on the teams performance.ROOKIE WATCHRaiders: QB Connor Cook, the teams fourth-round draft pick, went 6 of 9 for 101 yards. He had a fourth-quarter pass intercepted by Josh Hawkins.Packers: DE Dean Lowry, a fourth-round draft choice, started in Green Bays base defense for the second straight game.QB COMPARISONRaiders: Top backup Matt McGloin was 2 of 5 for 2 yards before giving way to Cook late in the third quarter.Packers: Hundley went 5 of 7 for 67 yards before leaving with the injury. . Callahan, who started the first preseason game, was 9 of 17 for 65 yards. 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The next four Sprint Cup series races will go a long way toward determining whether Chip Ganassis bid to conquer the world of racing is successful. The Sprint Cup is by far the most important of the six series where Ganassis is competing. But theres a chance that neither one of his drivers, Jamie McMurray nor Kyle Larson, will make the postseason Chase.On the other hand, Larson could win one of the four remaining races before the postseason -- starting at the Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night -- and help Ganassi get both of his drivers into the Chase. McMurray and Larson could also both make the Chase on points if Chris Buescher, the upset winner at the Pocono Raceway earlier this year, fails to make the Top 30, which is required for a race winner to advance.In any event, a unique season was predetermined for the Ganassi team in a year characterized as 18 drivers, 14 cars, and six series.A successful season is already a lock for Ganassi in one respect. His factory Ford GT team won its class at the Le Mans 24-hour in June after a heated battle with one of the Ferrari teams. That victory came in the inaugural season for the incomparable Ford GT -- and fifty years after Ford first conquered the great French race in 1966.That was the year the Ford Mk. II beat a bevy of Enzo Ferraris entries for the overall honors as Henry Ford II took revenge on the Italian, who reneged on a promise to sell his sports car company to Ford.The Chevy side of the equation is not doing as well this year in NASCAR or IndyCar, where a last-place finish by defending series champ Scott Dixon after ill-advised contact at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course dropped him to a distant fifth place in the standings. He is now tied with Ganassi teammate Tony Kanaan.Making NASCARs Chase would go a long way toward uplifting sponsors, Chevy and the Ganassi teams stock car reputation. As it is, this season remains the second straight without a victory. So a win by Larson, who has been running among the leaders this year on a variety of tracks, would be gigantic.The Californian would be in a much stronger position in the points, at least, if he hadnt been dumped in the final corner at Watkins Glen by A.J. Allmendinger while running fourth, which cost Larson 25 points.Among the four tracks remaining before the postseason, in addition to Bristol, Larson was also a contender at the Michigan International Speedway, where he finished third earlier this year.If Buescher, who is currently three points shy, advances into the Top 30, then McMurrray is on the bubble in the current standings as the fourth driver to advance on points.dddddddddddd The next driver is Larson, who trails his teammate by a distant 30 points.The most likely scenario is that one of the two Ganassi drivers make it. Even if Buescher advances, somebody will have to step up to get the final position available on points currently held by McMurray -- assuming no new winner emerges in the last four races. Trevor Bayne, Kasey Kahne and Ryan Blaney are the most likely new winners and also the three drivers who could catch McMurray and/or Larson in the points. Another potential winner is veteran Greg Biffle, teammate to Bayne at Roush Fenway Racing, still in the midst of its rebuilding effort.A bright spot for Ganassi in NASCAR has been the rookie season of Brennan Poole in the Xfinity Series. Although he doesnt have a victory, the rookie is currently on track to make this years first Chase for the understudy series. The ARCA series convert is second to Erik Jones in the rookie standings, but is not likely to catch 20-year-old phenomenon Jones, who has three victories and 11 Top 5 finishes.Another success story for Ganassi has been the Ford GT team that runs in the WeatherTech series of IMSA. In addition to winning its one-off appearance at Le Mans, the team has won three races in the American series. Drivers Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe are currently locked in a championship battle with the Corvette drivers.The sports car effort includes a two-car Ford GT squad based in England that competes in the World Endurance Championship, where Olivier Pla and Stefan Mucke lead the points standings with five races remaining, including an upcoming appearance at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas.If nothing else, it will be an interesting run to the various championships for the Ganassi team. There is only one other American team owner, Roger Penske, who has as many different teams running in major series, including Sprint Cup, Xfinity, IndyCar and the Australian Supercars Championship.Alas, Penske drivers Simon Pagenaud and Will Power are leading the IndyCar championship and Penskes two Sprint Cup drivers, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, are race winners headed for the Chase, where they are expected to be contenders.By that standard, Ganassi, shut out in the Indy 500, is currently hanging his hat on one race victory in France, albeit a great one. ' ' '

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