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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Observation Deck: Green Bay Packers

By Rob Demovsky

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers had no intention of putting Aaron Rodgers at risk of injury in Thursday's preseason finale against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Rodgers and most of the starters on both sides of the ball were held out.

And it gave them the perfect excuse to get a long look at the two players locked in a battle to be his backup.

Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien might have made the Packers' decision that much more difficult, especially if they were thinking of keeping only one of them.

Alternating quarters, each threw a pair of touchdown passes in the Packers' 34-14 victory at Lambeau Field.

Playing the first and third quarters, Flynn finished 7-of-15 passing for 102 yards and two touchdown passes for a passer rating of 108.9. Meanwhile, Tolzien finished 12-of-18 for 139 yards and two touchdown passes for a passer rating of 126.9. If the Packers were hoping to sneak Tolzien through to the practice squad, for which he remains eligible, that might be even more difficult after teams see the film from this game.

Some other thoughts on the Packers' preseason finale: