Green Bay Packers only managed one touchdown, scored by Tyler Goodson, and Danny Etling’s desperate drive ended in the red zone.
For coach Matt LaFleur and general manager Brian Gutekunst, the third preseason game for the Green Bay Packers was significant as they finalized the roster and depth chart for the regular season.
The team’s 17-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night had no bearing on the team’s current status or the prospects for the Sept. 11 home opener against the Minnesota Vikings.
The difficulties on offense? Irrelevant with Aaron Rodgers replaced by Jordan Love at quarterback, Tyler Goodson and Patrick Taylor in place of Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon at defensive back, and Yosh Nijman and Royce Newman in place of David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins at offensive lineman.
Is the defense playing poorly? Irrelevant considering that the team’s starters only included rookie Quay Walker, while players like Rashan Gary, De’Vondre Campbell, and Jaire Alexander were dressed casually.
Green Bay Packers Lose In Preseason Finale To The Chiefs:
Did the special teams put up yet another subpar performance? Irrelevant because many players who will not be on the roster will play important roles.
Late in the game, the Green Bay Packers had 2 options to mount a comeback. First, on defense, outside linebacker Kingsley Enagbare was beaten to the loose ball by defensive tackle Jack Heflin. But with 3:55 left, the Packers forced a punt, and Danny Etling took over at the 20.
With about a minute left, Samori Toure and tight end, Sal Cannella completed passes of 11 and 14 yards, respectively, moving the ball to the Chiefs’ 26. Etling attempted to pass to Toure on fourth-and-3 with 36 seconds left, but the pass was incomplete; it appeared Devon Key, a defensive back, touched Toure early, but no flag was raised.