Game-Night Pre-Game – Chiefs vs. Packers

From Lambeau Field, Green Bay

5:50 p.m. – It’s 15 minutes away from kickoff. Enjoy the game and remember to come back  later tonight and into Friday morning as we’ll provide complete coverage of the game. Plus, stay tuned all weekend as we’ll keep you up to date on the moves by the Chiefs and the rest of the NFL as they reach the 53-man roster limit.

5:35 p.m. — As they were leaving the field, a couple of big old rookies shared a hug and a hello – the Chiefs Dontari Poe and Jerel Worthy of the Packers. Both were draft choices last year, Poe out of Memphis and Worthy from Michigan State.

5:30 p.m. – GM Scott Pioli and Packers head coach Mike McCarthy sharing a conversation at midfield. He may be asking about any veteran offensive and defensive linemen the Packers may have available with the final cut looming. There’s 10-year veteran Reggie Wells on the offensive line and Evan Dietrich-Smith a 3-year player on the offensive line.

5:20 p.m. – Weather forecasts for tonight in Green Bay is hot for the cheeseheads, with temperature at kickoff expected to be in the high 80s. The heat index reached into the 90-degree range. There is a pretty stiff wind blowing out of the southwest, gusting to 25 miles per hour. Now that Lambeau is a full bowl, it’s tough for the wind to affect things on the field.

5: 17 p.m. – The Packers have announced nine players will not dress for the game, including three starters – CB Charles Woodson, C Jeff Saturday and DT Ryan Pickett. Also missing will be CB Davon House, RB James Starks, LB Robert Francois, OT Andrew Datko, WR Donald Driver and TE Tom Crabtree.

5:13 p.m. – The Chiefs have announced that eight players will not dress for the game – WR Terrance Copper, FS Kendrick Lewis, CB Brandon Flowers, CB Jalil Brown, RB Cyrus Gray, DB De’Quan Menzie, DE Allen Bailey and NT Anthony Toribio. First-round draft choice Dontari Poe will get the start for Toribio, Jacques Reeves will open for Flowers and Travis Daniels will start for Lewis.

5:10 p.m. – Kicker Ryan Succop was out early for his warm-up session and he looked strong, hitting from 54 yards on both ends of the field. He made each one by a good five yards.

5:05 p.m. – Lambeau Field is undergoing another renovation, as the Packers continue to work to find ways to get more people in the building. The southwest end zone area is getting two decks of seating and there’s a big new video board above the seating. Some of the seating will be premium seats. Because of how the stadium sits, some of the seats being added are the highest in the stadium, but still provide a good view of the action.

5:00 p.m. – Good evening from Titletown USA, as the Chiefs and Packers have begun making their way onto the green as green can be field here at Lambeau. The 6 p.m. kickoff time is a bit different but everyone with the Chiefs, and I would bet the Packers as well, is thrilled. For K.C. it’s because they might be able to get wheels up on their return charter flight before midnight.

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