Chiefs vs Packers - Preseason Game 4

Posted Aug 27, 2012

Chiefs at Packers Game Release

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

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 Ryan Succop with 3:45 left in the third quarter and never relinquished the lead. Succop converted four fi eld goals on the afternoon and was later named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

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 Matt Cassel found WR Dexter McCluster in the end zone for a nine-yard touchdown pass with 2:00 remaining in the first half to cap a 17-play, 80-yard drive in 7:43.

After intermission, the Seahawks scored 21 unanswered points before rookie RB Nate Eachus scored on a seven-yard run with 1:53 left in the game to complete a 12-play, 97-yard drive in 6:48, marking the longest scoring march of the preseason for Kansas City. Eachus rushed for a game high 98 yards on 10 carries (9.8 avg.) and gained 61 rushing yards on that scoring drive alone.

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 Jon Baldwin added six catches for 37 yards (6.2 avg.). Defensively, LB Leon Williams notched a team-best fi ve tackles (four solo) and leads the Chiefs with 11 tackles (10 solo) through the first three preseason games. LB Jovan Belcher, CB Jalil Brown, LB Derrick Johnson and CB Stanford Routt each recorded four tackles. Johnson and CB Javier Arenas both registered sacks in the first half.

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.

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 Dwayne Bowe finished the game with eight catches for 85 yards and a TD.

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.

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