Only the most ardent fans of the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers will likely care much about what transpires in their preseason game at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night.
Then again, the guys on the field will care very much about what happens.
The Chiefs and Packers are expected to play few, if any, starters in their fourth preseason game, turning the proceedings over to their backups instead.
And in some cases, not even the backups will see game action — the Chiefs are resting quarterbacks Alex Smith and Nick Foles, and Aaron Rodgers and ailing Packers backup Brett Hundley will enjoy the night in a ball cap.
“Young guys will get most of the work,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid acknowledged this week.
He stopped just short of saying “all of the work.”
Some coaches have said they will play their starters for a series or quarter Thursday night, if only to knock off the last vestiges of rust.