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Kansas City Chiefs vs. Green Bay Packers Free Pick 8/29/13

Green Bay Packers (11-5) at Kansas City Chiefs (2-14)

NFL Football: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm (Arrowhead Stadium)

The Line: Kansas City Chiefs -2.5 -- Over/Under: 36.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Packers and Chiefs continue the preseason schedule as the teams meet up in Kansas City on Thursday night.

The Pack have been a tough team to figure out this preseason as they have fallen flat in some games and then come back completely rejuvenated the next making it very difficult to handicap contests they’re playing. If there was ever a game in a coin flip preseason that I thought the Packers would have shown up it was last week at home against the Seahawks in the first meeting between the clubs since last year’s Monday night debacle in Seattle. However, the Pack laid an egg and only managed to score 10 points against a stifling Seahawks team who left Lambeau with a seven point victory. Green Bay will be starting to get more first team snaps and I’m interested to see how Eddie Lacy will play with the first team as he is rumored to be the starter coming into week one for the Packers. Heading into Kansas City I expect the Packers to be a little more focused as kickoff to the regular season is just around the corner.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Green Bay Packers Free Pick 8/29/13

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The Chiefs are expected to be one of the biggest dark horses in the league this season as they have made some changes to their lineup for the better bringing in Alex Smith to lead the charge behind centre as well as a healthy and rejuvenated Jamaal Charles. Kansas City is a decent team but I’m not sure I’m buying into the playoff talk that others have been spewing but certainly they’ll be competitive in a putrid AFC West division. The Chiefs are coming off an overtime victory over the Steelers and now head home looking to give the Arrowhead faithful something to cheer about and while I think they’ll hold their own against the Pack I think this is the type of game where Green Bay responds from a tough outing the week before. Taking Green Bay on the road here but treading lightly.

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