Packers fall to Chiefs 17-10 in final preseason game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBS 58) -- The Packers fall to the Chiefs in their final preseason game 17-10.

To start the game, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes came out for the first play to honor the Hall of Famer Len Dawson, who passed away yesterday, on Aug. 25, at the age of 87.

The Packers started much of their starting offensive line tonight while the rest of the offensive starters sat out. Despite being taken off the PUP list, second round wide receiver Christian Watson did not play.

However, one receiver who had himself a productive game was rookie and former Nebraska pass-catcher Samori Toure, who showed plenty of flashes and got more playing time as the preseason went on. He finished with six receptions for 83 yards, the team's leading receiver for night.

Tyler Goodson continued to impress, showing off his versatility. He did have some hiccups as a blocker, but his fight for that third running back spot continues to look promising. In the second quarter, Goodson had an impressive 24-yard run that put the Packers' first points on the board.

Jordan Love once again got the starting nod for tonight. He was on and off throughout the game. There were times where he would panic under deep pressure and make mistakes.

As for the defense, there were certain areas of positivity for the night. Quay Walker was the only defensive starter for the Packers tonight and he continued to impress. Towards the end of the first quarter, Walker already had five total tackles, including three of his own.

The team's leading tackler was Micah Abernathy, who finished with six total.

Another defensive standout for tonight was Jack Heflin, who had two big plays. The first one was a big fourth and one hit and the other was a ball batted out for a fumble late in the fourth quarter.

Danny Etling entered the game near the end of the third quarter and Love finished his night going 16/26, 148 yards, 0 touchdowns and an interception. Etling wasted no time getting involved on the offense right away. He had an impressive throw to Ishmael Hyman that was called back on an offensive line penalty. But Etling continues to fight for a roster spot and he has made a case for it if the Packers keep three quarterbacks on the roster.

Special teams didn't have their best game tonight, and that started with a big return to start by Chiefs rookie Skyy Moore.

With next week off, that means roster cuts. Next week will be crucial for players fighting for their spot on the team.

The Packers will start Week 1 in Minnesota against the Vikings.

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