Packers defeat Chiefs 27-20 in preseason finale
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — One play stood out during the Packers’ 27-20 win over the Chiefs on Thursday night in the teams’ preseason finale. It happened on a dead ball in the fourth quarter.
After Packers running back Dexter Williams scored the deciding touchdown with 6:24 to play and Sam Ficken nailed the PAT, a fan raced onto the field as the two teams prepared for the ensuing kickoff. The fan ran about the length of the field and managed to take off his shirt before Kansas City safety Harold Jones-Quartey planted him at the 25-yard line.
The tackle earned the loudest cheer from the crowd of 73,803.
As for the game, Green Bay backup quarterback DeShone Kizer, with Aaron Rodgers looking on from the sideline, rebounded from a costly interception to finish with 77 yards and a touchdown on 8-of-15 passing.
Dexter Williams added 34 yards and a score on the ground for Green Bay, which opens the regular season Sept. 5 at rival Chicago.
The Chiefs, with reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes on the bench, were led by backup Kyle Shurmur. The undrafted rookie out of Vanderbilt went 14 for 20 with 143 yards through the air and a touchdown.
Both teams have until 4 p.m. ET on Saturday to trim their rosters to 53 players.
Guard Kahlil McKenzie started the second half for the Chiefs. McKenzie was born in Green Bay and played at Green Bay Southwest High School. McKenzie’s father, Reggie, worked as the director of player personnel for the Packers.
Packers: Sternberger was carted off to the locker room just before halftime. … ILB James Crawford exited the game in the third quarter.