The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs have become preseason rivals of a sort over the last decade or so. Over the last eight preseasons, dating back to the summer of 2010, the two teams have met for the final exhibition game six times, alternating venues between Lambeau Field and Arrowhead Stadium for three games each. This week, the teams will have their seventh preseason finale matchup in nine years.
Interestingly, the home team has won each of the previous six such games; Kansas City earned victories in 2010, 2013, and 2016, while the Packers finished on top in 2011, 2012, and 2014. If that trend holds, the Chiefs would project as the victors this week due to the game being played on their home field.
The proximity of the franchises is likely part of the reason for this common matchup, in addition to the connection between the front offices during that span. It is probably no coincidence that this series began around the time that John Dorsey — a former Packers personnel executive, took over as the Chiefs’ general manager. Although Dorsey moved on last offseason and is now in Cleveland, it appears that both organizations value the relationship they have built.
This week’s game will set the final 53-man rosters for both teams, so be sure to tune in to see who makes a surprise bid to make these teams. Adding to the drama for Packers fans is the trade of Brett Hundley, which means that DeShone Kizer is locked in as the number two quarterback and Tim Boyle has a shot at the roster as the #3.
Here’s how to do just that.
Green Bay Packers (2-1) vs. Kansas City Chiefs ()
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, August 30th, 2018
7:30 PM Central Time
Local TV Broadcasts
Packers TV Network
Lead stations: NBC-4 (Milwaukee), NBC-26 (Green Bay), ABC-27 (Madison)
Commentators: Kevin Harlan, James Lofton
Chiefs TV Network
Lead stations: CBS-5 (Kansas City), CBS-4 (St. Louis), FOX-38 (Columbia)
Commentators: Carter Blackburn, Trent Green
Packers Radio Network
Commentators: Wayne Larrivee, Larry McCarren
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NFL Network Replays
Recent Head-to-Head Games
Week 3 2015: @Packers 38, Chiefs 28
Week 4 2016: @Chiefs 17, Packers 7
Super Bowl I: Packers 35, Chiefs 10
Week 1: won 31-17 vs. Tennessee Titans
Week 2: won 51-34 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 3: lost 13-6 at Oakland Raiders
Week 1: lost 17-10 vs. Houston Texans
Week 2: won 28-14 at Atlanta Falcons
Week 3: lost 27-20 at Chicago Bears