Don’t expect to see many of the Kansas City Chiefs starters in Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Green Bay Packers. Andy Reid said that No. 3 QB Tyler Bray would start the game while Alex Smith and Nick Foles will not play. That suggests other starters won’t be playing either.
This is the way Andy Reid typically handles the final preseason game. Alex Smith doesn’t have anything more to prove. A few more snaps for Foles don’t outweigh the risks of him getting hurt and putting Bray, Aaron Murray or Kevin Hogan as your No. 2.
Speaking of those other backup quarterbacks, they’re supposed to play too. Andy Reid said Murray and Hogan should both get in the game. Murray has been the subject of trade rumors so this could be an important game for him in terms of putting out tape for other teams to analyze.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs have a few positions left to fill. There are position battles continuing but in this game it’s not the starters we’re looking at. Who is the 10th defensive back? The final pass rusher? The eighth offensive lineman? Special teams will come into play with these players as well.
The game kicks off at 7 p.m. (Arrowhead Time). Here are your nuts and bolts:
Nuts and bolts
Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Game time: Thursday, September 1, 7 p.m. (Arrowhead Time)
TV channel: KCTV-5 (Do I get the game?)
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass (free 7-day trial)
Matchup history: Chiefs lead 7-4-1
Announcers: Carter Blackburn, Trent Green, BJ Kissel (sideline)
Spanish: KCZZ 1480 AM (Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso, Leo Prieto)
Enemy blog: Acme Packing Company
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Chiefs 2016 preseason schedule
Week 1: Seahawks 17 Chiefs 16
Week 2: Chiefs 20 Rams 21
Week 3: Chiefs 23 Bears 7
Week 4: Packers-Chiefs
Chiefs 2016 regular season schedule
Week 1, 9/11, 12pm: Chargers (cbs)
Week 2 9/18, 12pm: at Texans (cbs)
Week 3 9/25 325pm: Jets (cbs)
Week 4, 10/2, 730pm: at Steelers (nbc - Sun night)
Week 5: Bye
Week 6 10/16, 3:05pm: at Raiders (cbs)
Week 7, 10/23, 12pm: Saints (fox)
Week 8, 10/30, 12pm: at Colts (cbs)
Week 9, 11/6, 12pm: Jaguars (cbs)
Week 10, 11/13, 12pm: at Panthers (cbs)
Week 11, 11/20, 12pm: Bucs (fox)
Week 12, 11/27, 325: at Broncos (cbs)
Week 13, 12/4, 12pm: at Falcons (cbs)
Week 14, 12/8, 725pm: Raiders (nbc - Thurs night)
Week 15, 12/18, 12pm: Titans (cbs)
Week 16, 12/25, 730pm: Broncos (nbc - Xmas night)
Week 17, 1/1, 325pm: at Chargers (cbs)