Packers close preseason Sept. 1

The Green Bay Packers will get an extra few days to prepare for their regular-season opener. The team's preseason finale against the Tennessee Titans will be played at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.<p>

The team earlier in the month announced its four preseason opponents. The Packers will open the exhibition slate at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at home against San Diego on ESPN. The second preseason game will be played at Buffalo, followed by a home game against the two-time defending champion New England Patriots. Dates for those two games have not been set.

The NFL will announce the regular-season schedule in the next couple of weeks. The Packers will open the season on Sunday, Sept. 11, 10 days after the Titans game.

The Packers have closed the preseason against Tennessee for three consecutive seasons. The Packers lost 27-7 at Tennessee last season. In 2003, the Packers lost 27-3. In 2002, the Packers beat Tennessee 21-20, with Craig Nall throwing two touchdown passes to Charles Lee.

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