FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady had better hope his legal defense is better than his football defense.
The suspended Patriots quarterback hung around for one play less than a full quarter in the exhibition opener on Thursday night before giving way to Jimmy Garoppolo and watching as the Green Bay Packers beat the Super Bowl champions 22-11.
A day after appearing before a federal judge hearing the appeal of his "Deflategate" punishment, Brady completed one of four passes while playing just two series -- a three-and-out and a four-and-out.
"Tom's a buddy. And he's going through some stuff right now," said Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who spoke briefly with his New England counterpart after the game. "I'm sure we'll have a resolution here pretty soon."
Garoppolo, who would fill in for Brady if any part of his four-game suspension is upheld, played the rest of the way. He went 20 for 30 for 159 yards, no touchdowns and one interception, and was sacked seven times.
Rodgers completed 11 of 19 passes for 117 yards for Green Bay, which along with Seattle is the oddsmakers' favorite to win the Super Bowl -- especially if Brady misses all four games.
Packers 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 champions. Rookie Brett Hundley completed a 10-yard pass to John Crockett midway through the fourth quarter to give the Packers a 22-11 lead.
"My teammates picked me up when I was a little tense," said Hundley, a fifth-round pick from UCLA. "First NFL touchdown pass and to put (together) a drive like that against New England was an awesome experience."
Brady led the Super Bowl champions onto the field to a loud cheer from the fans that have refused to believe he was involved in the scheme to illegally deflate the footballs used in the AFC championship game.
Brady's No. 12 jersey was visible throughout the crowd, mixed in with the "Free Brady" shirts being sold across the street from Gillette Stadium. One tent along Route 1 seemed dedicated entirely to Brady fans who wanted to show their displeasure with the league.
The three-time Super Bowl MVP was not available for comment after the game, nor has he been made available by the Patriots all preseason.
REDSKINS 20, BROWNS 17: At Cleveland, quarterback Josh McCown threw a touchdown pass in his debut for Cleveland and backup Johnny Manziel scrambled for a TD as the Browns, busting out new uniforms for the first time, built an early lead before losing to Washington. McCown, signed during the offseason to bring stability to Cleveland's troublesome position, connected with Travis Benjamin on a 2-yard TD in the first quarter. Manziel ran 12 yards for a score in the second. Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III went 4 of 8 passing for 36 yards during two possessions with Washington's starters. Griffin would have thrown a TD pass, but wide receiver Pierre Garcon dropped a long toss. Kirk Cousins rallied the Redskins, who trailed 14-3 in the second quarter. Cousins ran for a TD and went 12 of 14 for 154 yards.
RAVENS 30, SAINTS 27: At Baltimore, Joe Flacco and backup quarterback Matt Schaub directed first-quarter touchdown drives, and Baltimore beat New Orleans. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees was held out by coach Sean Payton. Brees participated in pregame drills but remained on the sideline after the opening kickoff. Luke McCown started, and by the time New Orleans got its initial first down Baltimore led 17-0. New Orleans took the lead for the first time when Marcus Murphy scored on a 3-yard run with 1:56 left. The score came after Terrence Frederick picked off a pass by Bryn Renner. Renner answered with a 1-yard touchdown run with 2 seconds left to give Baltimore the win.
LIONS 23, JETS 3: At Detroit, Matthew Stafford threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate, and rookie running back Ameer Abdullah ran for 67 yards -- 45 on one play -- to lift Detroit to a preseason victory over New York. Stafford played only one possession in Detroit's exhibition opener. He threw for 57 yards, completing his only two pass attempts -- both to Tate. The touchdown came on a throw over the middle, and Tate slipped between three defenders after the catch and ran to the end zone. Ryan Fitzpatrick played one drive for the Jets, going 2 of 3 for 16 yards and guiding New York to a field goal. It's been a tumultuous week for the Jets, who lost quarterback Geno Smith to a broken jaw when he was punched by teammate Ikemefuna Enemkpali in the locker room Tuesday. Enemkpali was cut shortly after.
BEARS 27, DOLPHINS 10: At Chicago, Ryan Tannehill picked apart a rebuilt defense, throwing for a touchdown on the game's opening drive, and Miami led into the second half before Chicago ears rallied for a victory. The Bears used two interceptions by reserves to set up a touchdown and field goal that gave them a 10-point lead early in the fourth quarter. The rally aside, it was not a promising performance by a team coming off a five-win season. The Bears hired general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox while overhauling the defense, but there clearly is work to do. Miami, 8-8 last season, looked good until Chicago's reserves made their move. Tannehill, armed with a $96 million contract extension, played like a big-money quarterback, going 6 of 7 for 56 yards. Former Montana Grizzly Marc Mariani had one punt return for 4 yards.