Week 3 of the 2015 NFL season wraps up on Monday evening as the Green Bay Packers host the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football. The game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT, and airs on ESPN. Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico have the call.
This game marks Alex Smith's first matchup against the Green Bay Packers since Week 1 of the 2012 season. The 49ers won that game 30-22, and Smith was 20 of 26 for 211 yards and two touchdowns. Smith and the 49ers had lost the previous two matchups, but got their 2012 Super Bowl 47 run off to a strong start.
This year, the Chiefs are 1-1, coming off a tough home loss to the Denver Broncos. The Packers are 2-0, with wins over the Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears. The Packers faced a question about Eddie Lacy's ankle, but he has been upgraded from questionable to probable.
I picked the Packers to cover a 6.5-point spread. From a gambling perspective that has me rooting for the Packers, but otherwise I'll be rooting for Alex Smith and the Chiefs to win in Lambeau. And of course, we get a preview of the 49ers Week 4 opponent, as they will be hosting the Packers in six days.
Find everything you need to know about tonight's game below. This will serve as the game thread tonight.
Monday, Sept. 28
Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers
Start time: 5:30 PM PT
TV channel: ESPN
Announcers: Jon Gruden, Mike Tirico