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The Latest On Status Of Packers-Raiders Game In Canada

A low view of the field at IG Field ahead of a CFL game.

WINNIPEG, MB - OCTOBER 18: Two CF-18 Hornets fly by after the national anthem prior to the start of a CFL game between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Calgary Stampeders at Investors Group Field on October 18, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Earlier: Tonight's game between the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders in Canada may not end up being played. There are issues with the condition of the playing surface.

As mentioned earlier in the evening, the turf at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg is causing consternation among players, coaches and executives. Apparently there are some seams and potentially unsafe areas on it.

As of a short time ago, the decision of whether or not to play the game had not been made.

Even if the game does get played, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that the Packers may not play any of their starting unit. The Raiders previously expressed concern and reportedly were considering holding players out as well.

Our opinion is this: better safe than sorry. The game should be canceled rather than risk unnecessary injury.

Stay tuned for more updates the Packers-Raiders game.

Update: The game will be played.

Expect most, if not all of the big names on these teams to sit.