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The Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers meet up for the last game of the 2013 preseason tonight, and it’s going to be an interesting game to watch.
We may not see many starters for that long on both sides of the ball, but it’s still NFL football, and there will be plenty of players competing to make it on the final 53-man roster.
The season is right around the corner, so Arrowhead is bound to be rocking in anticipation of what is to come.
Here’s all the information you’ll need to enjoy the game:
Time: 7:00 p.m. CT
Where: Kansas City, Mo. Arrowhead Stadium.
Radio: FM 101.1 The Fox. You can listen to it live here.
Live Stream: NFL Preseason Live
Point Spread: Chiefs -4 (Bovada.lv)
Chiefs Player To Keep An Eye On: Jamaal Charles, RB
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This is two weeks in a row that I feel you need to keep an eye on Charles. He admitted to being a bit rusty earlier in the week, so if he plays, I’ll want to see how he’s running.
I doubt he’ll play much, but if I was coaching the Chiefs I’d get him out there for a series or two to at least let him get his feet under him heading into the season.
Chiefs Player Who Must Step Up: Tyler Bray, QB
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I doubt we’ll see Alex Smith or any of the starters out there much tonight, so this game will be won or lost by the backups. Chase Daniel will undoubtedly get a ton of playing time, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Tyler Bray got a ton of reps as well.
This could be a chance for Bray to put together a few good drives and really impress, so I’ll be interested to see if he can step up.
X-Factor: How Long Will The Stars Play?
If Andy Reid decides to let the starters and major contributors play a series or two, it’s going to be hard to predict this game. If it comes down to that, it will essentially be backups fighting for roster spots. That’s entertaining, but it doesn’t show much.
If the starters play a bit more than expected though, perhaps we’ll have a competitive game.
Kansas City: 20, Green Bay 10
The Chiefs have a much better backup quarterback situation and I don’t expect to see much of Aaron Rodgers. He may not even suit up.