IG Field patch concerns change Packers-Raiders game

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (WBAY) - Game on... sort of. The Green Bay Packers are playing the Oakland Raiders on an 80-yard field with only 33 players, including all of their regular starters, sitting out the game. No, this wasn't some metric conversion for playing in Canada. The problem was the turf in the end zones. Packers and Oakland Raiders team officials were inspecting patches of turf in the end zones at IG Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba, ahead of Thursday night's preseason game between the two teams -- the first NFL game to be played in western Canada. The turf was replaced after goal posts that are in place for Canadian Football League had to replaced. CFL goal posts are in the end zone, while

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