Packers, Chiefs square off in what could be a soggy preseason matchup

GREEN BAY (WITI) -- The Green Bay Packers will host the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau field Thursday night, August 28th -- and stormy weather is forecasted for the Green Bay area. It's the final game of the preseason for both times -- and marks the fifth consecutive year the Packers and Chiefs have faced each other in the final week of the preseason.

It will be Kansas City’s third trip to Lambeau Field in the last four preseasons, with Green Bay winning both previous contests. The Chiefs last won a preseason game at Lambeau Field in 1978, while Kansas City’s last regular-season victory at Green Bay came in an overtime matchup in 2003.

The Packers are 28-24-1 all-time in the series. The Chiefs will be the Packers’ opponent in the game for the third time in the last four years and for the sixth time overall (1978-79, 1992, 2011-12).  Green Bay has won four of the last five games in the series, including a 24-3 victory over Kansas City in 2012. Prior to that, the Packers had lost six consecutive Bishop’s Charities contests. That six-game losing streak (2003-08) came on the heels of a 12-game winning streak (1991-2002) in the series.

Thursday night marks another Green Bay preseason tradition: the Bishop’s Charities Game. It was first played in 1961 after Vince Lombardi was approached by the Diocese of Green Bay about playing a charitable contest in Green Bay (the Shrine contest was a fixture in Milwaukee).

Following the contest vs. Kansas City this Thursday, the Packers will travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks on Thursday, Sept. 4. It is the first time the Packers have faced the defending Super Bowl champions.