NFL Preseason Preview - Kansas City (1-2) at Green Bay (2-1) (ET)
08/27/2014 1:31 PM
08/27/2014 1:32 PM
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Chiefs will wrap up their preseason slate by traveling to storied Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers.
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been one of the stars of the preseason, ranking second in the NFL and leading all tight ends with 185 receiving yards. The second-year player has hauled in 10 receptions with two touchdowns in the practice games and is averaging 18.5 yards per catch.
Last week in a 30-12 loss against Minnesota, Kelce had a team-high 49 yards on four receptions and has led his club in receiving yards in all three preseason contests.
"He's going to add another element to the tight end position," said Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith when discussing Kelce. "He'll stretch some defenses and do some things with the ball in his hands. It's exciting to see."
The Packers and star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, meanwhile, look ready for the regular season.
Rodgers has completed 20-of-33 passes (60.6 percent) for 267 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 116.6 passer rating in two appearances during the preseason.
Last week in a win against Oakland, Rodgers threw for two scores and Pro Bowl running back Eddie Lacy, who was the 2013 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, rushed for one TD.
"I think we're ready," said Rodgers. "It's been a good preseason. We've scored points and moved the ball."
This marks the fifth consecutive time that the Chiefs and Packers will close out the preseason against one another. Kansas City is 7-7-1 all-time in practice games versus the Packers.
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