When it comes to preseason games in the National Football League, it is always hard to discern how much they really mean. Tonight at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers will take on the Cleveland Browns in a game that does have meaning for certain players, if not for the teams collectively.
The reality is that no team cares about winning or losing preseason games. They never have and they never will. However, there are still important things that each team would like to accomplish and for players attempting to earn a starting job or a roster spot, preseason games are essential.
The NFL has cut down so much on padded practices that preseason games are one of the few opportunities young players get to showcase their skills in live-game action. So while the outcome of the game does not matter one bit, there is plenty on the line for the Green Bay Packers and here are five things you need to watch out for in tonight's game.