The Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers will meet tonight at Lambeau Field for the final preseason game on the 2011 schedule.
We've been talking about the game all week so it's time to throw out some predictions. Here are five of them:
Chiefs starters play the whole half. I've been wavering on which way I think they'll go as far as starters' playing time but, after listening to Mitch Holthus yesterday, I'm thinking he's right and these guys could treat this like the third preseason game. I'll put my prediction down as the starters playing the entire first half.
Matt Cassel attempts 20 passes. Yup, 20. The Chiefs offense has been ho-hum throughout the preseason and there hasn't really been any consistency so I think they'll try to get something going tonight in the passing game.
Dexter McCluster shines again. As I said, the offense hasn't been very appealing in the last month but McCluster has. He's had his moments where he shined so I'd like to see the Chiefs use him more often and in various ways. Tonight, I think they do that to get a better idea of what he can do.
Chiefs first team defense stops Aaron Rodgers. OK, it's just one series so this wouldn't really mean anything but I think it's important that the Chiefs stop Rodgers, who is expected to play just one series tonight. Why do I think that? They had two straight touchdowns scored on them last week and I think they've prepared for the Packers more than they did the St. Louis Rams.
Chiefs win. Yes, finally. The Chiefs will get a win tonight.