Aaron Rodgers is expected to play just one series in the Packers' preseason game against the Chiefs on Thursday, while Matt Cassell will be looking to improve on his previous average performances.
The Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers will meet in the final game of the 2011 preseason schedule at Lambeau Field on Thursday night. The starters aren't expected to play very long for either team and that's okay, as the main goal by this point is to avoid any serious injuries.
The Packers enter the game with QB Aaron Rodgers expected to play just one series. He'll be without offensive weapons TE JerMichael Finley and WR Randall Cobb due to injuries. The Packers are the defending Super Bowl champions, so there's obviously no need for them to win for the sake of feeling like winners.The goal for them in this game is to stay healthy and get some more playing time for their bench players and fringe players still fighting for a roster spot.
For the Chiefs, the goal is to focus on establishing some sort of continuity on offense. QB Matt Cassel has been average at best in the preseason, completing about half of his passes. Even though it's just the preseason, it would be nice to see him lead the Chiefs on a scoring drive, especially against the Packers' first team defense. The Chiefs are 0-3 in the preseason so, while winning in the preseason isn't necessarily important, it cpuld give them some momentum heading into their first game of the season against the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 11.
Game Date/Time: Thursday, September 1, 8:00 P.M. ET (7:00 P.M. local)
Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Packers: WFRV-5 (CBS in Green Bay)
Chiefs: KCTV-5 (CBS in Kansas City)
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Packers: Packers Radio Network (WTAQ 1360 AM / WTAQ 97.5 FM / WIXX 101.1 FM in Green Bay)
Chiefs: Chiefs Radio Network KCFX-FM (101.1 FM in Kansas City)