The NFL Preseason Game In Winnipeg Wasn’t Exactly What Fans Were Hoping For

The NFL’s stop in Winnipeg included some last-minute changes. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur decided to sit 33 players, including star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, against the Raiders for their pre-season matchup at I-G Field. Oakland didn’t play starters such as quarterback Derek Carr or new receiver Antonio Brown. On top of that, the field was shortened to 80 yards amidst safety concerns from the reconfigured field. Tickets prices ranged from $75 to $340 before taxes and fees. The limited cheapest upper-deck tickets sold out. Up to 6,000 end-zone tickets were recently reduced through a sponsorship deal to $75 from $164.¬†Attendance was announced at 21,992.

In the end, Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson booted a 33-yard field goal with eight seconds remaining in the game as Oakland defeated the Green Bay Packers 22-21.




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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan