The Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers concluded the preseason in divergent manners. The Seahawks, previously a well-oiled monster truck, stumbled and bumbled their way through a head-scratching loss to the lowly regarded Oakland Raiders. In contrast, the Packers ended their preseason schedule with a thorough whipping of the Kansas City Chiefs, a playoff team in the last NFL campaign.
The Packers’ 34–14 victory over the Chiefs capped a 3–1 exhibition record and left head coach Mike McCarthy feeling downright exuberant about the Packers (via the Associated Press): “That’s exactly how you want to finish your preseason,” McCarthy said. “I don’t know if I’ve felt this good coming out of a preseason as I do tonight.”