Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) vs. Green Bay Packers (1-2)
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 - 6 p.m. CT Lambeau Field
Play-by-Play: Paul Burmeister - Color Commentator: Trent Green - Sideline Reporter: Josh Looney
Chiefs FOX Football Radio Network - KCFX-FM (101.1 FM in Kansas City)
Play-by-play: Mitch Holthus - Color Commentator: Len Dawson - Sideline Reporter: Kendall Gammon
THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP
For the third consecutive year, the Chiefs and Packers will wrap up the preseason against each other with Thursday’s matchup at Lambeau Field.
Last season, Kansas City defeated the previously undefeated Packers 19-14 in a Week 15 contest at Arrowhead Stadium in Romeo Crennel’s fi rst game after taking over as head coach. The Chiefs pulled ahead on a 46- yard fi eld goal by K
The Chiefs are coming off of a 44-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Friday evening at Arrowhead. Seattle got out to a 16-0 first half lead before Kansas City QB
After intermission, the Seahawks scored 21 unanswered points before rookie RB
Cassel finished the night 19-for-34 passing for 168 yards with a TD and an INT. McCluster led all receivers with seven receptions for 61 yards (8.7 avg.) and a TD. WR
Kansas City opened the preseason with a 27-17 win at home over the Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 10 and then fell 31-17 at the St. Louis Rams on Aug. 18. The Chiefs are looking to go 2-2 in the preseason for the fi rst time since 2008.
Green Bay won 27-13 at Cincinnati on Thursday night behind two QB Aaron Rodgers TD runs (12, 5 yards) in the first quarter. Rodgers finished with a game-high 52 rushing yards on six carries (8.7 avg.) and went 12-for- 22 passing for 154 yards in that contest.
The Packers defense held the Bengals to just 195 total yards and registered two interceptions.
In their first two preseason games, Green Bay fell 21-13 at San Diego on Aug. 9 and lost 35-10 vs. Cleveland on Aug. 16 at Lambeau.
CHIEFS-PACKERS PRESEASON SERIES HISTORY
Thursday’s contest marks the third straight preseason that the Chiefs and Packers have squared off and the 14th time overall. The series stands at 6-6-1 following Green Bay’s narrow 20-19 defeat at Lambeau Field on Sept. 1, 2011. QB Matt Cassel went 15-for-17 passing for 129 yards and a TD for a 117.9 rating in the fi rst half of that contest while WR
Kansas City beat Green Bay 17-13 on Sept. 2, 2010 at Arrowhead as Cassel led two first-half TD drives.
The Chiefs and Packers have played at Arrowhead, Lambeau, Milwaukee County Stadium, the Tokyo Dome (Aug. 1, 1998) and Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio (Aug. 4, 2003) in the annual Hall of Fame Game.