THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 – 7:00 PM (CENTRAL)
LAMBEAU FIELD — GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN
CBS Regional Coverage
KCTV-5 (CBS in Kansas City)
Play-by-Play: Mike Kelly - Color Commentator: Trent Green - Sideline Reporter: Michael Coleman
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
Kansas City concludes its preseason slate with a trip to Lambeau Field to face Green Bay on Thursday, Sept. 1. The Chiefs enter the game after a 14-10 loss vs. St. Louis (8/26) while the Packers won 24-21 at Indianapolis (8/26). It marks the second-consecutive season the two clubs have met in the preseason.
The 2010 season marked a turning point for the Chiefs franchise as Head Coach Todd Haley’s squad turned in a 10-6 record after a 4-12 performance in 2009. It marked the best single-season turnaround in franchise history. The Chiefs won the AFC West Championship and earned a home playoff game for the first time since 2003.
Green Bay finished the 2010 regular season with a 10-6 record, good for second place in the NFC North. The Packers advanced to postseason play as a Wild Card team and quickly gained momentum. The club capped the season with a 31-25 victory vs. Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV. QB Aaron Rodgers tallied a 101.2 passer rating in 2010 while LB Clay Matthews ranked fourth in the NFL with 13.5 sacks.
Kansas City ranked in the NFL’s top 10 in 10 different categories at the end of the 2010 season. The Chiefs won the league’s rushing title, registering 2,627 rushing yards. At home in 2010, the Chiefs gained a league-high 1,463 rushing yards, the third-highest mark in franchise annals.
The Chiefs finished 11th in the NFL a year ago, allowing 326 total points. Kansas City only allowed its opponents to score on 28.1% of their offensive drives, the seventh-lowest mark in the NFL. CB
Kansas City opens the 2011 regular season with a home game vs. Buffalo on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Noon.
The Chiefs own a 6-3-1 overall record (6-2-1 regular season and 0-1 postseason) in 10 previous meetings with the Packers.
Kansas City is 3-0 all-time against Green Bay at Lambeau Field. The Chiefs won their last regular season contest in Green Bay with a thrilling 40-34 OT victory (10/12/03). Kansas City is the only current NFL franchise that Green Bay has faced two or more times at Lambeau without registering a victory.
The last preseason meeting between the two clubs came a year ago when the Chiefs posted a 17-13 victory in Kansas City (9/2/10). Including preseason competition, the Chiefs and Packers have squared off at six different sites in the 22 previous meetings between the two teams (12 preseason, nine regular season and one postseason). In addition to Lambeau Field, Arrowhead Stadium and Milwaukee County Stadium, Kansas City and Green Bay met in Super Bowl I at the LA Coliseum and have competed in preseason play at the Tokyo Dome (8/1/98) and at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio (8/4/03).