Just when you thought maybe it could happen, Aaron Rodgers.
We all probably got a little too overconfident in the Chiefs for this game. Offense comes out sputtering with awful play calls and the defense gave up two touchdowns. It got so bad we saw Anthony Hitchens in man coverage on Aaron Jones for an almost touchdown. The defense did flash some with a sack by Kpass but overall, a rather lackluster start from this team. This quarter by quarter summary is going to reflect my feelings, I apologize in advance.
What just happened! Andy Reid finally started calling the game we thought he was going to coming into the game! Matt Moore has settled down and hit Travis Kelce for a huge touchdown and then there was a jet sweep touchdown by Hardman that went for a 20+ yard touchdown. The defense put the clamps on Aaron Rodgers and they even sacked Rodgers to end the half! Finishing the half with three sacks on Rodgers. The Chiefs go into the half with a lead 17-14. Some of the play calls from Reid in this half have been absolutely great. The defense didn’t know what hit them.
Ooof. Chiefs start the half off moving the ball well then the offensive line gives up a sack, but Colquitt pins the Packers inside the 15-yard line to start their drive. The Packers drove down the field draining a ton of clock and wearing out the Chiefs defense but force a field goal. What a stand after a long drive. Then McCoy fumbles the ball…Not looking good from here.
The defense just couldn’t keep up staying on the field and the Packers make the Chiefs pay for the fumble, ugh, thanks McCoy. Matt Moore is coming up clutch along with Sammy Watkins, the Chiefs drive down the field and punch it in with Damien Willaims. Rodgers is identifying linebackers in coverage and killing the defense, Aaron Jones is having himself a game and another long play, this time for a touchdown. Looks like the Chiefs are starting to get tired and then they pin the Packers offense at the two-yard line. Packers just wore the defense down in the fourth quarter, injuries were devastating for the Chiefs defense. Couldn’t stop running backs in the passing game. Chiefs lose 31-24
Box Score Champs
Passing Leader: Matt Moore 24/36 267 yards 2 TD 0 INTs
Rushing Leader: L. McCoy 9 carries 40 yards
Receiving Leader: T. Hill 6 receptions 76 yards
Tackle Leader: A. Hitchens 7 total
Sack Leader: T Kpassagnon 2 sacks
Interception Leader: none
Hard to be upset about the way the team played but this game felt like a game they should have won. Disappointing for sure.