The Packers and Raiders have a number of connections ranging from former Packers James Jones and Charles Woodson now dawning the silver and black to former Packers player personnel rep Reggie McKenzie now serving as general manager for Oakland. The two teams get together tonight at 7:00 PM for the third of four pre-season games.
Green Bay has won its third game of the preseason five of the last six years. This is the first time since 2003 that the Packers have closed the preseason with two home games. That year, the Packers opened the preseason in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, then played two road games before finishing with two games at Lambeau Field.
Following the contest vs. Oakland this Friday, the Packers will host the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau Field next Thursday in the 54th annual Bishop’s Charities Game. It will be the fifth straight year that Green Bay has faced Kansas City to close out the preseason.