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Packers finish preseason 1-3; turn focus to SF

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 29, 2013 – 10:18 pm

Green Bay Packers QB Vince Young fumbles the ball.

KANSAS CITY–The Packers finished the preseason with a 1-3 record following a 30-8 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night.

Vince Young was the Packers’ starter at quarterback and played most of the game. He completed 14 of 30 passes for 144 yards. The Packers were unable to establish a rushing threat.

Neither Aaron Roders nor nearly all of the Packers’ regular starters played in the game. Their next action will come in San Francisco on Sept. 8, in a long-awaited rematch of last January’s playoff game.

The Chiefs took a 20-8 lead into the fourth quarter, then added a 48-yard field goal by Ryan Succop and a 9-yard touchdown pass from rookie quarterback Tyler Bray to rookie wide receiver Frankie Hammond. Bray was the star of the game, throwing for 169 yards and three touchdowns. Chiefs reserve running back Cyrus Gray ran for 72 yards.

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73 Responses to “Packers finish preseason 1-3; turn focus to SF”

  1. By Brad on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    the Parkers sucks

  2. By Seattal on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, quite an exhibition by the Slackers….I warned you , Vince Young is a terrible contagion to a team.

  3. By Rob on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    Not sure who was parking the cars, but if you say so. In other news, most of the starters didnt play in this game. It’s pre season, who cares.

  4. By Kevin Stachour on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    McCarthy sucks!!! What a chump…

  5. By Chris on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    It was the 4th pre-season game. Relax mate.

  6. By l scott on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    Awaited rematch? This will get ugly early…long season…no rushing game, no line and a very questionable defense

  7. By Jay on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    Good to see the Chefs can score on the 3rd stringers

  8. By mazovoid on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    @Seattal: “Slackers”. Good one. Get a life. You come to the Packers website just to trash talk us? You have issues and/or too much time on your hands. People like you make the Seattle fan base look like a bunch of d-bags.

    @Brad: “Parkers”? Keep working on that. More importantly, get a life.

  9. By Kevin Stachour on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    San Fran 31 McCarthy’s Bums 10. He stinks!

  10. By kenny twocrows on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    The packers need to call back Shea Allard from last year.

  11. By Brattal on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    How about we combine the words into Slarkers. Speaking of combing words, look at my handle Mazovoid

  12. By Ricardo S. on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    Wonder if there would be any significant results if the regulars were set in from the beggining

  13. By Phil Bacalzo on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    LOL! It was a “Preseason” game. Doesn’t mean squat, smart teams use them as a chance to evaluate personnel and fine tune their roster. Losing teams use “Preseason” as an opportunity to hype up season ticket sales.

  14. By Paul Edward Zukowski on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    We were simply bad in everything but the kicking game. Really concerned about on both sides of the ball.

  15. By shaun phillips on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    I think we already have great RBs but it’s our offence plays that didn’t allow the RBs to do their job. I believe it’s the offesive coordinator + an excellent RB coach will provide a better path for the RBs to excel in this game. So, change the coaching staff especially the RB coach. How about that for a change!!! Go find great RB coach out there and believe me, Green Bay will succeed then… just my 2cent opinion.

  16. By Eastside AL on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    Its all on the coach. McCarthy sucks. Always has.

  17. By Greg Blakely on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    Also food for thought Lions went 4-0 in the preseason before going 0-16 in the regular season while Peyton Manning constantly had losing records in the preseason went on to double digit win seasons every time. Why did this happen if preseason is so important it is because it isn’t and winning or losing preseason games mean squat.

  18. By crazymountain on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    I just wonder about the lack of reps by the first teams, both offense and defense. It seems to me that you need the feel of the game (the speed of the game, the hitting and just playing time to get ready for the regular season. Even though the pre-season is for evaluative purposes and there are no ‘game plans’ as such, the first teams need at least a quarter a game to get ready for the season. Just my opinion.

  19. By Chris on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply


    Your point is very valid. I have never seen a team rest SO many starters as tonight, although I’m sure it has happened before. I posted that I feel it was MM’s message that AR and the offense was ready. It’s a bit of a risk with the lack of reps, but hopefully he has his finger on the pulse of his team.

    BUT, I think the main other reason on the offensive side was to give Vince Young as many reps as possible with live bullets…alright, at least rubber bullets. We ran bread and butter stuff all night long, and didn’t risk getting any stars hurt.

  20. By ELGIE REWEY on Aug 29, 2013 | Reply

    the packers only hope is that rogers does not get hurt. if he does the season is over.

  21. By Hawn Packer on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    I have watched the defense line, linebackers and defensive backs. The Pack has players. I have lost faith in Dom Capers defensive scheme. Erratic play just kills this team! They’ll play tough the first two downs then give up 10-15 yards on 3rd down. With San Francisco it’s going to be brutal! I believe we need a NEW Defensive Coordinator!

  22. By eugenejferguson on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    Reblogged this on eugenejferguson.

  23. By Wolfman27 on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    Seriously? It’s preseason. Who cares? Can’t believe all of the people taking this seriously

  24. By coby cuzzocrea on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    What a pathetic game we got a glimpse of how it would be from last years game.Im so disappointed this is patheticpre season. Especially afyer going to the rams game .they were 95 percent stuck up.we lost 3 good players Ill be surprised if we win any games .we will probably count them on 1 hand.however I hope we do have a better season than this pathetoc pre season we as fans probably don’t matter to these players. I asked for a jersey to b signed and he snubbed his nose and walked away.as if he was better than us fans. Im talking about clay mathews .I waited all all day and I was so excited and after this I was able to meet 2 outstanding packers players I was so disappointed I gave the jersey to one of them to give to clay because I spent to much money and this happened.ANY HOW WHAT A SAD SAD PRE SEASON BUT I WILL STAND BY MY PACKERS.GO PACKKERS GO . GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS ur so right

  25. By john on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    back when the bills went to 4 superbowls in a row, there pre-season record was 0-4. ??? now the real season starts!!!

  26. By Julie Allen on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    It is preseason..Bring on the regular season…Packers will show the doubters out there what they are made of..Preseason is more for the coaches to get a team ready and for player to prove themselves so they can become a team member….The Packers will be fine..Anyway if you are a true Packer fan you should stand behind them win or lose….Bring on the regular season!!!!Go Pack Go

  27. By kayla johnson on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    The shouldnt have put no one new in it & we would have won im glad i didnt see the game cause i would have been mad . I love my team & we live to win

  28. By northerner on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    Oh yeah preseason doesn’t count. We all better hope this losing momentum doesn’t carry over to SF. Can’t wait till MM unleashes the real Packers on us. The first four games weren’t Packer football, hard to watch and truely a waste of time. Get rid of preseason games. If they lose the first couple of games maybe MM might revaluate who he plays and what the process should be in preseason.

  29. By Ron on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    McCarthy had a risky strategy for pre season. Practices must be going well, because the preseason was all about evaluation of reserves, and very little getting starters ready.
    Hopefully, they don’t come out flat in the first game.
    Plus it is disgusting that tickets are full price for pre-season. At least discount concessions. And the giveaway at the game I went to was a magnet smaller than the one you get for free at Fleet Farm. How about a towel? Something for $368 for 4 seats.

  30. By Mac1717 on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    What a pathetic pre season.
    It’s impossible to get a read on this team.
    I don’t feel comfortable knowing the Punter was the MVP of pre season..
    Good thing we have those extra seats…..good view of those awesome punts…..if that’s your thing.
    Why did they even take the starters with them to K.C.?, they sat around with no emotion, and looked like they could care less. should of brought some cards with them, so they wouldn’t look so bored.

  31. By Mark on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    Still concerned about the running game, or the lack thereof. This was supposed to be our big area of improvement this year, but haven’t seen so much yet in the pre-season.

  32. By Richard Hendricks on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    Is it just me or does anyone else ever remember a preseason with so much focus on the evaluation of the final 10 guys who are going to make the roster, and so little focus on getting the regulars ready to compete starting week 1? This better be one heck of a “process” that MM keeps talking about because good old fashioned “performance” on the field over 4 preseason games hasn’t shown we are ready.

  33. By Jan on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    I love the Pack and the Chiefs. Got to see my 2 favorite teams on the same field! Packers are going to do all right. This is just a dress rehearsal. We got Aaron Rogers.

  34. By Turtle on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    Anyone who knows anything about the NFL knows coach MM is one of the best in the game and evaluation is what preseason is for. All the negative comments are from the clueless fans who don’t understand the process of building a team year after year. AR is the best Capers knows more about defense than most other humans alive and MM is outstanding in every way. Just my humble opinion.

  35. By guy_who_made_a_comment on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    Ketchman must have been three sheets to the wind when he wrote this up. Hey, Vic, our QBs name is “Rodgers” not “Roders.”

  36. By AL NEUBAUER on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply


  37. By hkdakota on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    I hope they are holding back for the regular season, if not, it’s going to be a long cold year in GB, and I ain’t talking weather.

  38. By hkdakota on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers can’t sustain 51 sacks every year, and Lacy must produce to take some of the pressure off. if he lives up to the hype they should be fine. He didn’t look so good last week against the Seahawks.

  39. By cheesehead on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    all these haters come on to the packer website to talk smack thats kind of funny! Looks like i see people scared about what the pack can do this year #EddieLacy #Rogers balanced offense, good young recieving core. Got #Jones on other side of #Mathews #TWilliams is back #Hayward is back we look #Tough to me #PackerNation>>>>

  40. By northwoodsv2 on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    Sure hope the guys don’t suffer at SF for lack of real prep time. Good Lord, we have the same preseason record as the Vikings.

  41. By Kris on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    Why do we keep having trouble running the damn football!!!?????

  42. By Emory on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    I see all this McCarthy sucks nonsense and I laugh. If he sucks so bad just look at his record.

  43. By Joe on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    Emory, spot on! I’d say that 27 or 28 teams in the league right now would love to have a coach like the “sucky” Mike McCarthy!

    That being said, anybody who thinks that the preseason has any bearing on the regular season needs to have a reality check. The Packers will be fine. They’ve only had 2 losing seasons in the past 20 years. It’s not likely to happen again until Rodgers retires, or the current coaching goes away. Any time that McCarthy is coaching, and Rodgers is on the field, is going to be a good year.

  44. By Craig on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    At some point the preseason must get a team ready for the regular season and the packers achieved nothing. the first team offense did not score a single touchdown, did not establish the run and showed little if any intensity. The defense had some good moments but still gave up too many big plays. Look how badly the pack lost in the 20+ yards category. the pack will be lucky to see 8 wins this year. It is a short season and we are not ready for the start.

  45. By SeattAl on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    it’s just wierd to see such a lack of emotion for such a viscaral sport, and who is that ? Wilford Brumly on the sideline huffing, and mumbling. (oh its MM) at least with the SeaHawks, win or lose, and I know another 4-0 preseason will be mocked by all of you, but that extra boost of energy, is the difference early in the season, with coming down with a ball in the endzone on the final play, vs complaining about the refs.

  46. By zinger on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    How is the 1st team ready for the regular season when they don’t play/

  47. By zack on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply


  48. By preston on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    the suck egg mules are at it again.

  49. By Sockettuem on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    Wish the starters would have gotten more time to sharpen up before SF. Right now my optimism meter isn’t getting much past 25%. To take a drubbing like that from Kansas City, pre-season or not is pathetic.

  50. By Joe on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    I know that Mr. Rogers walks on water, however,I don’t believe there is another team in the NFL that is so dependent on the performance of one player for its success??

  51. By Hans on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    “Write it down” (MM quote)….our running game sucks big time. I doubt if we will have a .500 season. Unbelievable what the Packers organization and fans have allowed over the past two seasons. FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION….but apparently not having a running game is!

  52. By Dustin on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    It makes me sick all you people saying McCarthy sucks. After all he did win us a Super Bowl. So what if the pack had a terrible preaseason, get over it the regular season will be much different!!!

  53. By Joe on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    Packers are gonna be good this year!

    Trade you guys Phony Romo for Young!

  54. By jankia on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    mac stated correctly “It’s impossible to get a read on this team.’ Yep…that was McCarthys whole plan.

  55. By patsnotpack on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    Believe it or not, I really enjoy watching the Pack. While some think Rodgers walks on water, I haven’t seen enough of him in preseason to judge. Y’all still lack a reliable running game; defense needs extensive experience regardless of how Capers spins it, and Mason “Doink” Crosby–well, can he handle reg season pressure this year? As to your O-line: from what I’ve seen in preseason, hmmm: butter. Maybe margarine. Bulaga was a huge loss. As Herm Edwards says, you need a great QB and a stellar defense to win the trophy. I see the Pack going 8-8. But then, I see my team doing the same. We shall see what we shall see. On any given Sunday.

    But losing to the Chiefs? Really?

  56. By Ryan on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    lol what a bunch of scared little bandwagoners get off this website u guys are real pathetic. Go Pack Go!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. By bill hadden on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    the pack went into the preseason knowing what they had so they used it to evaluate younger players

  58. By jerrytagge on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    11-5, maybe 10-6. Peak in the playoffs, win it all.

  59. By proud to be a green bay fan !!! on Aug 30, 2013 | Reply

    I agree with cheesehead….the green bay staff is the best in the busness…GREAT HEAD COACH, GREAT GM…

    They teach young talent to be great….

    also, we have HEART,,….Johnny Jolly and Vince Young.
    I hope they both make the Team!!!!!




  60. By timschultz on Aug 31, 2013 | Reply

    not overly concerned with what transpired in kansas city….when its all said and done (barring significant injuries) the packers will be in the playoffs….

  61. By SeattAl on Aug 31, 2013 | Reply

    darn, I hate to be right…again. told ya all Vince Young was NOT Packer Quality…..see top of thread. there is no V in ‘Team’.

  62. By James Esten on Aug 31, 2013 | Reply

    Everyone hold on wait till they beat the San Fran. Then lets hear from you so called packer fans. In az packer backer all the way

  63. By skjo0401 on Aug 31, 2013 | Reply

    man there is a lot of crazy talk in this comment section. I didn’t know so many other fans of different teams came to the packers website. I love the packers and know they will still be contending for a Super Bowl this season. Can’t wait to see Eddie Lacy break out as well as our D. I think our D will be much better than last year.

  64. By mrwebbnorcal on Sep 1, 2013 | Reply

    Hope it is a good game,the Pack has the best QB in the league.After seeing the 2 games last year,the Packers better show up with some defense.Also if any team looses their QB it would be tough to win any NFL game.Will be watching game with a Packer Backer and hope to see a good game.Not trash talking but GO 9ERS

  65. By sharee on Sep 2, 2013 | Reply


  66. By John on Sep 2, 2013 | Reply

    After watching pre-season, which really doesn’t mean a lot, and looking at the schedule, I feel the Packers will have a tough season. Maybe 8 wins at the most. Rodgers can’t do it alone. Cobb is really the star of the team. Nelson won’t make it half way through without getting hurt. The O-line didn’t get any better and the defense is very questionable. As much as I love the Packers, I must face the facts and this years team is not going to make the playoffs. I hope I’m wrong, but it just doesn’t seem as though this team has the heart to do what it takes to win in the NFL. It will be interesting to see how Rodgers handles the losses.

  67. By Todd on Sep 2, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Brad there is a letter c in PACKERS ,no “R” They are not the PARKERS..also it would be “SUCK” not “SUCKS” maybe consider going back to fourth grade and starting over …There is a course called grammar.You obviously skipped it.

  68. By stevoatoz on Sep 2, 2013 | Reply

    O.K., Sports Fans, It’s not ALL McCarthy’s fault. Ted Thompson provides the players, and Mike has the task of making what’s given to him work. Ted needs to consider retirement. Did you see him in the most recent press conference? He was shaking like a leaf. He might have Alzheimer’s disease. Just saying …

  69. By stevoatoz on Sep 2, 2013 | Reply

    Has Rodgers thrown a TD this preseason? No. Something to work on …

  70. By stevoatoz on Sep 2, 2013 | Reply

    BRUTAL FORECAST, Though an honest one … 7 wins, 9 losses. Yes, Really.

  71. By Janette on Sep 2, 2013 | Reply

    Good job Packers! You will be GREATNESS against the niners. FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS!!! You have the biggest fan base of all the teams…WE LOVE YOU GREEN BAY PACKERS!!!!

  72. By stevoatoz on Sep 4, 2013 | Reply

    It’s been mentioned before, but there have been A LOT of fans of other teams logging on to packers.com. Football fans from around the world, too. “Packers Everywhere”, right? Let’s hope The Pack doesn’t let down all our loyal fans from around the globe and hand the 49ers an opening day loss on Sunday. Go Pack.

  73. By Ron Beatty on Sep 4, 2013 | Reply


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