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Packers-Chiefs preview: One receiver to keep an eye on

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To prepare for tonight’s Packers-Chiefs game, we spoke with Jason over at SB Nation’s Packers blog, Acme Packing Company. You can read our Q&A below and check out my answers to their questions here.

1. Name one Packers offensive player we should watch out for.

APC: With none of the key players on either side of the ball expected to make an appearance Thursday, keep a close eye on rookie wideout Geronimo Allison. Despite going undrafted, Allison has built a strong rapport with Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley and has a decent chance of making the roster despite the logjam at his position. If he doesn't ultimately make the cut, the Packers surely plan to stash him on their practice squad (assuming they get the opportunity).

2. Name one Packers defensive player we should watch out for.

APC: Two names come to mind for this question, and they both play the same position. Safeties Kentrell Brice and Marwin Evans have each made strong cases for spots on the 53-man roster, with the former displaying elite-level speed and range while the latter fits the mold of the hybrid linebacker-safety currently in vogue. Both should see extensive playing time against the Chiefs.

3. Will the Packers starters play at all? This game is usually pretty boring.

APC: Does the pope shit in the woods?

4. Who are the Packers main competition to come out of the NFC?

APC: A few days ago I would have identified the Vikings as one of the Packers' chief competitors for the conference, but that no longer appears likely given the severity of Teddy Bridgewater's knee injury. Regardless, the Seahawks and Cardinals both enter the season as Super Bowl favorites, and the Packers face at least one (if not both) in their attempt to return to the big game.

5. Who are some roster bubble players the Chiefs should keep an eye on?

APC: Besides the aforementioned Allison and the safeties (though at least one of those should make the cut), cornerback Josh Hawkins has impressed with his combination of elite athleticism and better-than-advertised instincts. Hawkins takes risks in press coverage that he probably shouldn't, but his recovery speed allows him to mak