By Nick Freimuth
The Green Bay Packers play just one AFC team in the preseason for only the second time (2013) since 2000. They will play the Broncos in Denver Saturday night at 8:00 PM CST. For comparison, there have been eight seasons since 2000 where Green Bay has played one NFC team in the preseason. And there have been four preseasons (2000, 2001, 2005, 2012) where the Packers have only played AFC teams during the exhibition season.
The first preseason game the Packers played in the city of Denver was not against the Broncos. It was a 35-31 loss to Washington on Sept. 10, 1946. The Packers are (9-2) all-time in preseason games played on August 26. (1961, 1973, 1978, 1989, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2016; only losses came in 1978 and 2005).
With wins over the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins, the Packers began the preseason (2-0) for the second consecutive year.