Even without the first team offense on the field, the Green Bay Packers lit up the scoreboard against the Kansas City Chiefs last night in the team’s preseason finale.
By the games end, the Packers had racked up 379 yards in total offense. Both backup quarterbacks, Scott Tolzien and Matt Flynn, threw for over 100 yards and two touchdowns apiece. The team also rushed for a total of 145 yards using a plethora of different running backs.
The defense looked solid as well, allowing only 14 points while racking up two sacks and an interception.
After the game, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy spoke with the media and indicated that he was very pleased with his team’s performance.
“That’s exactly how you want to finish the preseason,” McCarthy told the Packers media. “I don’t know if I have ever felt this good coming out of the preseason as I do tonight. As a group we have gotten better each and every week.”
With the final roster cuts looming, in which McCarthy stated was the “worst part of our jobs”, the Packers are nearly ready for the NFL season opener against the defending champion Seattle Seahawks on September 4th.
With Aaron Rodgers looking sharp this preseason, and McCarthy praising his team’s improvement, you can bet that the Packers will be Super Bowl contenders by year’s end.
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