After a 22-21 defeat to the Oakland Raiders on an 80-yard field, the Green Bay Packers enter the final game of the exhibition schedule with a 1-2 record. Aaron Rodgers will not suit up for the Green and Gold this week as the Packers return home to Lambeau Field to face the Kansas City Chiefs, but plenty of position battles should be on hand. Behind Rodgers, DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle will battle for the primary backup role, while a number of defensive positions are also still in flux.
Around the NFC North, final 53-man roster hopefuls will be taking the field Thursday night. Still, several veterans, including wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson and defensive tackle Mike Daniels, will be looking to make their mark over the next few weeks with their new teams.
News on those two players and many more can be found in today’s divisional rundown.
Won 27-17 at Indianapolis; Next Thursday vs. Tennessee
An impressive sack from linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski made the video of five highlight plays from Chicago’s trip to Indianapolis last week.
Once a Viking, Patterson now is a Bear on a two-year contract and hoping to be used creatively within Matt Nagy’s offense.
A linebacker not named Khalil Mack made up several of the predictions from Windy City Gridiron for the team’s MVP of 2019.
Won 20-9 vs. Arizona; Next Thursday at Buffalo
One of the storylines of last week’s matchup was Cousins’ poor passing performance.
A few weeks ago, the Vikings’ trade for Vedvik was a noteworthy acquisition for how he would be utilized in the kicking game. After a disappointing first preseason game, that still remains a question.
A seventh-round wide receiver has been one of the team’s top receivers outside Stefan Diggs and Adam Thielen this preseason.
Lost 24-20 vs. Buffalo; Next Thursday at Cleveland
The team’s presumed second-string back, Anderson helped on the ground and through the air against the Bills. Detroit cut another running back hopeful, Zach Zenner, in the aftermath.
The former Packer talked about his recruitment and arrival to Detroit after being released by Green Bay.
After surprising many with Tavai’s selection in the second round of this year’s draft, the Lions have seen a high level of effort and encouraging athleticism thus far from the newcomer.