ESPN Wisconsin

Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks, Chiefs on preseason slate

Apr 04, 2013 -- 3:23pm
 
Photo/Getty Images 
The Packers will open preseason play at home against Arizona.
 

GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers will open exhibition play at home against the Arizona Cardinals sometime during the second week of August, be visited by the Seattle Seahawks for a nationally televised Aug. 23 game – the closest thing they’ll have to a rematch of the infamous Inaccurate Reception game from last September – and travel to St. Louis and Kansas City to complete their

The NFL announced its full preseason schedule on Thursday, although it did not set specific dates for three of the Packers’ four games. The only firm date for the Packers is the game against the Seahawks at Lambeau Field, because that game will be shown on CBS.

The Packers’ other three games will be on its preseason TV network.

The team will open preseason play against Cardinals at Lambeau Field sometime between Aug. 8 and 12. The Packers will then travel to St. Louis to face the Rams sometime between Aug. 15 and 19.

After playing host to the Seahawks on Friday, Aug. 23, they’ll travel to Kansas City to close the preseason against the Chiefs on Aug. 29 or 30. It will mark the fourth straight year the two teams have closed preseason play against each other.

Last season, the Packers played all four of their exhibition games on Thursday nights, and it’s possible coach Mike McCarthy will work to play all four games on Fridays in order to keep a consistent schedule. That would mean the games would be played on Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30, if McCarthy has his druthers.

“I think when you play four weeks in a row on the same day, it’s a benefit because you like training in seven-day intervals,” McCarthy said at the NFL Meetings last month.

None of the four teams on the Packers’ preseason slate are on Green Bay’s regular-season list of opponents. The league is expected to release the regular-season schedule later this month.

Packers preseason schedule
Aug. 8-12
ARIZONA CARDINALS
TBA
WGBA/state
Aug. 15-19
at St. Louis Rams
TBA
WGBA/state
Aug. 23
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
7 p.m.
CBS
Aug. 29-30
at Kansas City Chiefs
TBA
 
WGBA/state

 

Return to: Jason Wilde Blog

ON AIR - LISTEN LIVE

540 AM: Listen
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
100.5 FM: Listen

Coming Up

12:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m.

The V Show with Bob Valvano

Coming Up

10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

ESPN Radio

ESPN WISCONSIN PHOTO GALLERIES

  • Milwaukee Recently Updated

    more

    • Free Food Friday with Cousin's Subs 7-18-14

    • ESPN Milwaukee with Hunger Task Force at All- Star Food Drive 07-16-14

    • ESPN Milwaukee at Summerfest 2014

    WISCONSIN CALENDAR

    An Ad has not been trafficed here..