Green Bay Packers: Top 5 things to watch against Patriots

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The Green Bay Packers finally kick off their preseason schedule with a visit to the New England Patriots on Thursday night. While the first preseason game doesn’t showcase the starters for too long, if any plays at all, there are still plenty of reasons to watch this game.

Preseason games are meant to showcase how well each team’s backup players can play. They are also meant to reveal any hidden gems on rosters or, in some cases, where starting position battles and playing time are won.

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The Packers have all of that to watch for during the preseason and it starts with the first game against the Patriots. Here are the top five things to watch for during the Packers preseason match-up against the Patriots.

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