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Chiefs vs. Packers Preseason: Five Questions About The Game

The Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers meet this evening for the final preseason game of the year.

The Packers have already said their first team will play a series and that's about it. That means the Chiefs backups are going to have about three quarters to carve out a roster spot.

Here are five questions about tonight's game.

Who gets the special teams roster spot?

The Chiefs will have a couple of roster spots dedicated to special teamers. That's the way it works in the NFL. However, they'll also have to backup a position.

We're looking at Jeremy Horne, Jackie Battle and David Herron here. Horne stepped it up last week with a couple of nice special teams plays, Battle is a solid special teamer and Herron made the team in 2009 based on special teams. Does anyone crash the party?

How long will the starters play?

Todd Haley never specified that but a guess would be about a quarter, or less. Last year Brodie Croyle played the entire first half because Matt Cassel had gone down the week before.

My guess: Three series for the first team offense.

Can the first team offense score a touchdown?

Touchdown, touchdown, touchdown. These Chiefs need a touchdown. They're likely only going to play a few series so they need to get one touchdown out of it.

There really isn't an excuse. This needs to happen.

How many sacks can the Chiefs front seven get?

Normally this question would be, "Can the Chiefs front seven sack the quarterback?" After last week's five-sack performance, I know they can. Now it's a matter of how many.

The Chiefs know who most of their inside and outside linebackers will be -- there are only a couple spots remaining there -- so those guys need to demonstrate they can get to the quarterback two games in a row. Looking at your Studebaker and Williams.

Which bubble player has the most to gain?

I'm going with Jackie Battle here. He's getting close to locking up the third running back spot and a solid game here would solidify there.

But if he tanks....the third running back spot becomes one of the tougher positions to pick for the 53-man roster.

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