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‘I think I’ll play:’ Packers vs. Steelers at Lambeau in 2nd preseason game; could see Rodgers at the helm

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GREEN BAY -- After their 31-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans in their preseason opener, the Green Bay Packers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Aug. 16 at Lambeau Field.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

We could see QB Aaron Rodgers at the helm for the first time. Don't expect him to play much, but he said he does want to play in front of the home fans. The last time he played at Lambeau was Sept. 28, 2017 vs. the Bears.

Aaron Rodgers

"I think I'll play. I think I'll probably play this week. I'd like to in front of our fans. You know, being that we got the first two at home it would be nice to get out there back on Lambeau. Obviously when I came back from my injury it was on the road so I haven't played at home for a long time," said Rodgers.

Against the Titans, fans saw Brett Hundley, DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle run the Packers' offense, but it is looking like this week, Rodgers will make an appearance.

The victory over the Titans marked the fourth consecutive year Green Bay has won the first preseason game played.

GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 09: Brett Hundley #7 of the Green Bay Packers drops back to pass during the second quarter of a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at Lambeau Field on August 9, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 09: Darius Jennings #15 of the Tennessee Titans catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Blake Martinez #50 of the Green Bay Packers during the first quarter of a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 9, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Thursday night's matchup marks the first preseason contest between the Packers and Steelers since 1996, according to The Packers won 24-17. Including the regular season, it's the fourth meeting between these teams since 2013.

The Packers and Steelers last met in the regular season on Nov. 26, 2017. The Steelers won 31-28 at Heinz Field.

According to, these teams have met once in the post-season, in Super Bowl XLV. Green Bay won 31-25.

The Packers lead the all-time regular-season series with an 18-16 edge.

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Below is the complete preseason schedule:

  • Week 1: Packers vs. Titans at Lambeau, 7 p.m.
  • Week 2: Packers vs. Steelers at Lambeau, 7 p.m.
  • Week 3: Packers vs. Raiders at Oakland Coliseum, 9:30 p.m.
  • Week 4: Packers vs. Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
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