Packers, Raiders square off at Lambeau Field in Bishop’s Charities Game
GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers will take on the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, August 18th at Lambeau Field.
Thursday’s game is 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).
According to Packers.com:
- The Packers and Raiders will face each other for the 10th time in the preseason. The Raiders lead the preseason series, 5-4, while Green Bay leads the regular-season series, 7-5.
- This will be the third consecutive year the Packers and Raiders play each other. In 2015 they faced off during the regular season, with the Packers winning, 30-20, at Oakland, and in 2014 they played during the preseason, with Green Bay winning, 31-21, at Lambeau Field.
- This will be the last Green Bay home game for more than a month. The Packers will play four consecutive road games (two preseason, two regular season) before hosting the Detroit Lions on Sept. 25. Dating back to 1970, this is the first time Green Bay has closed the preseason as the away team in the final two games and opened the regular season on the road in the first two games.
- The Packers return to the road for their next game, traveling to Santa Clara to take on the San Francisco 49ers.
The FOX6 Sports team will be covering the Packers game Thursday — and have extensive coverage on FOX6 News at 9 and 10.