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Packers fall to Chiefs 30-8

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Green Bay Packers
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Backup quarterback Tyler Bray tossed three touchdown passes and the Green Bay offense managed only 218 yards without Aaron Rodgers, Jermichael Finley and James Jones taking the field as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Packers 30-8 in the final Pre-Season game at steamy Arrowhead Stadium.  The kickoff temperature was 90 degrees in Kansas City.   Mason Crosby and Ryan Succop traded field goals through the first 25 minutes.  Crosby hit 48 and 45 yarders a day after he restructured his contract with the team, accepting less base salary with performance incentives.With :05 left in the first half, Bray found Junior Hemmingway on an 8 yard touchdown to give Kansas City a 13-6 lead at intermission.  In the third quarter, Josh Bellamy got behind a fallen Brandon Smith for a 43 yard score.   Rookie Sam Barrington sacked Bray on a blitz for a safety with 1:44 left in the third period.  Succop added a third field goal and Frankie Hammond capped the scoring with a 9 yard TD catch. Vince Young and B.J. Coleman alternated every two series in the first half and Young went the distance in the second half, but neither quarterback was able to move the ball consistently.  Coleman completed only 2 of 7 passes for 19 yards with an interception by former Packer Frank Zombo.  Young went 14 of 30 for 144 yards and was sacked twice, losing a fumble on the first.   The running game, working behind the second and third offensive lines, averaged only two and a half yards a carry.  Johnathan Franklin led the team with 23 yards on 8 carries.  Tyrone Walker was the top receiver with five catches for 30 yards.  Green Bay finished the Pre-Season with a 1-3 record and scored only two touchdowns in the four games, the lowest ever since the NFL went to a four game exhibition schedule in 1981.   Up next, the roster must be cut by 22 players by Saturday evening.   The Packers open the regular season on Sunday, September 8 against the 49ers in San Francisco.

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