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Duluth News Tribune
Packers' backups bounce Chiefs
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GREEN BAY — No Aaron Rodgers? No problem.

Despite sitting their starters, including their star quarterback, the Green Bay Packers’ offense was clicking on all cylinders in a 34-14 preseason victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

The Packers scored every time they touched the ball until the final two minutes of the second quarter as they jumped out to a 20-7 halftime lead.

The Chiefs’ offense, which has struggled throughout the preseason, finally broke through when reserve quarterback Tyler Bray found Richard Gordon in the end zone late in the second quarter to make the score 20-7.

Quarterback Matt Flynn completed 7 of 15 passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns. His backup, Scott Tolzien, was 12-for-18 for 139 yards and two more scores, sporting a quarterback rating of 126.9.

Jeff Janis of Saginaw Valley State returned a kickoff 61 yards to the Kansas City 39-yard line to close the third quarter and increase his chances of making the squad.

Green Bay, which finished 3-1 in the preseason, opens the regular season Sept. 4 at defending Super Bowl champion Seattle.