On Sunday night, the Packers edge Chiefs in competitive battle. This was a marquee matchup featuring Aaron Rodgers versus Patrick Mahomes when the schedule came out. Unfortunately, Patrick Mahomes injured his knee and wasn’t able to play. Earlier in the day, both San Francisco and New England remained undefeated. The 49ers blew out Carolina 51-13. The Patriots beat the Browns 27-13 as Bill Belichick picked up his 300th career victory. Drew Brees returned after missing five games due to a thumb injury to lead New Orleans to a 31-9 win over Arizona. The Philadelphia Eagles looked like themselves as they beat Buffalo 31-13 on the road. The Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears continues to fall as both loss again. The AFC South all notched win this weekend.
The Colts needed a late field goal to beat Denver 15-13. The Texans lost J.J. Watt for the season with a torn pectoral. Houston beat the Oakland Raiders 27-24 to remain a half game behind Indianapolis. Jacksonville forced Sam Darnold to toss 3 picks as they beat the Jets 29-15. Ryan Tannehill lead the Titans to their second consecutive win as they beat Tampa Bay 27-23. Let’s see what happened in the Sunday night game between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs.
The Green Bay Packers jumped out to a 14-0 lead with 2 minutes left in the first quarter. After the score was 14-0, I tweeted about Rodgers and MVP talk. In the second quarter, it was a totally different game. The Kansas City Chiefs scored the next 17 points. Matt Moore tossed his first TD to Travis Kelce for 29 yards. Moore tossed a 30-yard pass to rookie Mecole Hardman. The Chiefs wrapped up the scoring with a 28-yard FG. The Chiefs aren’t known for their defense, but they stepped up in the second quarter. The lead Green Bay running back Aaron Jones was noticeably absent in the second quarter. The announcers revealed he injured his shoulder. Kansas City went into halftime with a 17-14 lead.
The Green Bay Packers were the only ones to score in the 3rd quarter. The Packers kicked a field goal after a 15-play, 72 yard drive that took over eight and a half minutes. The Chiefs gave the ball back when McCoy fumbled the handoff. Green Bay got the ball in great field position. Aaron Rodgers for 16 yards to end the third quarter. The score was tied at 17 going into the 4th quarter. On the third play of the fourth quarter, Rodgers tossed a touchdown pass to Jamaal Williams in the back of the end zone.
It looked like Rodgers was throwing the ball away as he was under pressure. The Kansas City Chiefs turned around and scored on the next possession. Matt Moore lead a 10-play, 75 yard drive in a little over 5 minutes to tie the game at 24. Damien Williams scored on a three yard run. Green Bay got the ball back with about 9 minutes to go in the game. Green Bay got the ball back and scored immediately. Aaron Jones took a screen pass and went 67 yards for the touchdown. The scoring drive was 2 plays for 75 yards in 59 seconds to put Green Bay up 31-24.
Kansas City couldn’t put together a drive and was forced to punt after one first down. The Chiefs punted and downed the ball at the 2 yard line. Thanks mostly to Aaron Jones, Kansas City never got the ball back. Green Bay went on to win 31-24 over Kansas City. This marked the third consecutive loss at home by Kansas City. Green Bay goes to 7-1 and Kansas City falls to 5-3. My prediction was that the Packers would win 34-24. Green Bay stays on the road as they head to Los Angeles to face the Chargers. Kansas City will be home next week as they battle the red hot Minnesota Vikings.