Raiders, Chiefs Coming for Preseason

Green Bay will open the preseason at Tennessee and St. Louis before hosting the Raiders on national television.

The Green Bay Packers will open the preseason with back-to-back road games against the Titans and Rams before hosting the Raiders in a nationally televised game, the NFL announced on Tuesday.

Green Bay will play at Tennessee between Aug. 7 and Aug. 10 and at St. Louis between Aug. 14 and Aug. 18. Dates and times have not been set.

The Packers will host Oakland at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22. CBS will air the game nationally.

The preseason concludes at home on Thursday, Aug. 28, against Kansas City. Kickoff has not been set for that game.

The Titans, Rams and Chiefs games will be televised on the Packers Television Network.

Game 1: The Packers and Titans will renew their "preseason rivalry." The teams met in their preseason finales eight consecutive times between 2002 and 2009, with Tennessee going 6-2 in those games.

Game 2: The Packers played at the Rams in last year's preseason, as well. Green Bay won 19-7, its only victory of last preseason.

Game 3: The Raiders are led by former Packers scout and pro personnel director Reggie McKenzie.

Game 4: The Chiefs are led by former Packers scout and college scouting director John Dorsey. This will mark the fifth consecutive year in which the Packers and Chiefs have wrapped up their preseasons against each other. The teams split the previous four games, with the Chiefs winning 30-8 last year.

According to the team announcement, the NFL will release the regular-season schedule later this month. The Packers will host Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, Atlanta, Carolina, Philadelphia, New England and the New York Jets, and will play at Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, New Orleans, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Buffalo and Miami. The Buffalo game reportedly will be on "Monday Night Football."

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