The Packers, with 26 players on their 90-man roster not dressing for the game, won the toss and took the ball first.
A 16-yard pass from QB DeShone Kizer to WR Jake Kumerow converted the first third down, but a Kizer scramble on the next third down was wiped out by a holding penalty on T Alex Light, leading to a punt. It was the Packers’ third penalty in the early stages, with one on the kickoff return and a holding call on T Gerhard de Beer on the first offensive snap.
The Texans got near midfield right away on a 21-yard pass from QB Joe Webb to TE Darren Fells. Houston got another first down when the Packers were flagged for defensive holding on third-and-14. On a combined sack by LB Reggie Gilbert and DL Kingsley Keke, LB Oren Burks left the game with an injury. Webb then scrambled twice for 15 yards and a first down at the Green Bay 39.
Two plays later, Webb tried to go deep over the middle to WR Vyncint Smith and underthrew the pass. Packers rookie CB Ka’dar Hollman made a sliding interception.