Chiefs Suffer Injuries, Lose 24-19 To Packers

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A recap of the Chiefs Vs Packers game

Tough loss, not just the result but also the injuries.

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Game Summary

1st Quarter

For the first time in seemingly forever the game wasn’t being announced by Mitch Holthus, but the show must go on with Green Bay getting the ball to start the game. They started the game with a nice drive. The first play was a 9 yard “pass” that was really a run, then a couple plays later crossed midfield with a 19 yard pass to Christian Watson. The Packers then continued to move the ball, including a play where Drue Tranquill suffered a nasty concussion, eventually setting up a 1st and goal on the 7. The first play of the series got to the 1, then on a play action that fooled everyone Love found tight end Ben Sims for the wide open touchdown to take an early 7-0 lead.

The Chiefs responded with a nice drive of their own on their first attempt. It started with a string of good plays; a 9 yard swing pass to Rice, then Pacheco powering his way for 8 then catching a checkdown for 7. Then after a 1 yard checkdown to set up 3rd and 2, CEH picked it up with a 5 yard run. A couple plays later a Kelce catch got called back on an OPI, but after a 9 yard Mahomes scramble he bought time before finding MVS for 16 on a 3rd and 11. Pacheco followed it up with a huge 27 yard run to set up 1st and goal. But a couple sacks forced a field goal attempt, and it was 7-3 at the end of a quick 1st quarter.

2nd Quarter

Both offenses burned time in the 1st quarter, so the Packers opened up the 2nd quarter starting their 2nd drive, and it was another good one. It also started with a bang with Love completing a 19 yard pass off of play action, then a couple plays later found Wicks for another 27 yards. After moving the ball a bit more they faced a 3rd and 5 inside the 10, and Love stepped up in the pocket to find a wide open Christian Watson in the middle of the endzone to make it 14-3

Like the Packers, the Chiefs 2nd drive was an echo of their 1st. They faced a quick 3rd and 4, but Mahomes found Skyy for 5 to pick it up. Two plays later Mahomes found Kelce over the middle who ran to pick up 23 yards. A couple plays later they faced a 3rd and inches, this time it was Pacheco who picked it up easily with an 8 yard run. Mahomes barely missed Rice on a slant, but then Kelce took a screen for 10 yards to the 12 yard line. Two plays later Mahomes took a hard hit on a scramble that would have picked up the 1st, but Creed Humphrey got called for a hold and on the ensuing 3rd and 11 Mahomes took another redzone sack to force another field goal, making it 14-6.

The Packers started their 3rd drive with 2:14 left in the half and only having 1 timeout. Their fear of Mahomes seemingly made them lose their confidence in Love, as they consistently ran the ball and wasted clock. But after Love found Watson thanks to a defender slipping, then a couple plays later Patrick Taylor running for 24 yards, they were suddenly in field goal range with 32 seconds left still owning their timeout. The Chiefs took a timeout for some reason, but it seemed to settled down the defense as the Packers committed a false start then forced back-to-back incompletions, and on 3rd and 15 lost 2 yards on an inside pitch. The 56 yard field goal attempt was too scary for the Packers, so they punted instead, pinning the Chiefs on the 1 with 9 seconds left. The Chiefs ran out the clock, and that was the first half.

3rd Quarter

The Chiefs got the ball to start the 2nd half, but it wasn’t as good as the 1st half drives as, after a nice play design to create a 21 yard pass to Kelce, back-to-back penalties set the Chiefs back to 1st and 25. Andy Reid apparently wasn’t in the game as he inexplicably called a run on the next play (where Pacheco got shaken up), then called a screen to Rice to set up a 3rd and 18. Mahomes was in the game though as he bought time before doing a weird skip pass to Kelce for 27 yards and picked up the 1st down. The next play Pacheco came back in and looked perfectly fine as he bulldozed his way for 11. The next play was another quick pass to Rice in the backfield for 13 yards to get down to the 11. Then another powerful run by Pacheco and a tough run on a screen by Rice set up a 1st and 1, then Pacheco found the endzone on the next play. He couldn’t fins the endzone as the Packers played the next run well, and it was 14-12.

The Packers remained hot on their first drive of the 2nd half, although it wasn’t easy. The first play Leo Chenal missed a tackle to allow AJ Dillon to pick up 14. But the worst part was Bryan Cook suffering a brutal leg injury that NBC wouldn’t even show again. A couple plays later after Sneed made a nice tackle it was 3rd and 8, and after Love found Jayden Reed for 7 it was 4th and 1. Pressure finally got to Love who tossed up a prayer, which was unfortunately answered as Romeo Dobbs came down with it for a 33 yard game. A couple plays later Love placed a nice pass to Christian Watson where only he could get it and made the game 21-12.

The Chiefs next drive started with good field position after a nice return by Richie James. Pacheco got the ball on the first 2 plays and picked up a combined 12 yards. Then Mahomes found Richie James who spun through a tackle to pick up 12. A couple short gains later Pacheco took a direct snap, then handed it to Toney who gained a flashy 6 yards. After another 8 yard run by Pacheco he had a 13 yard run where seemingly the entire offense pushed him down to the 1 yard line. A run that lost a yard later and the Chiefs took a 2nd and goal into the final quarter.

4th Quarter

The final quarter started with a rare shovel pass fail that was dangerously batted up but ultimately fell harmlessly to the ground. But on 3rd down Mahomes found Noah Gray right over the goal line to bring the game to 21-19.

The Packers got a bit lucky on their next drive, as the 2nd play say Love get a favorable spot on a scramble that should have created a 3rd and inches. But afterwards he found Watson a couple times to continue moving the ball. But they faced a tough 3rd and 15 after a delay of game and back-to-back incompletions forced by the Chiefs pass rush, and on the play he overthrew a well-covered Jayden Reed and they were forced to punt.

The Chiefs finally had a chance to take the lead, but instead suffered the first 3-and-out in the game as Mahomes missed MVS deep on what looked like a miscommunication then Richie James believed the next incompletion was because he was interfered with on 3rd down. The Packers did better, as a couple plays into the drive Love found a Romeo Dobbs who was wide open after Gay and Sneed couldn’t agree on who should cover him and ended up giving up 27 yards. They then ran a double reverse to Watson who shook Sneed and picked up 13. They continued to march down the field, thanks to a 10 yard run by Dillon and a 15 yard completion to Heath off play action. The drive finally stalled in the redzone as a screen was busted by the D, pressure forced Love to throw it away, and Mike Danna got the sack on 3rd and 10. The Packers were forced to kick the field goal, and it was 24-19.

The offense again had a chance to take the lead as they got the ball with 6:03 left in the game. It started hot, as Mahomes made a spectacular play tossing a wobbler as he was being tackled to Rice to pick up 9. Then he overthrew Rice, but the refs said he was interfered with and gave the Chiefs the 17 yards anyway. It was admittedly a questionable call, but it didn’t matter as the next play Mahomes was looking for Moore but instead found Nixon who plays for the Packers and Green Bay got the ball back.

The Packers were now in clock bleeding mode, as they picked up a quick first down on a short pass and a run. A couple plays later it was 3rd and 1, and they did the tush push successfully to pick up the 1st. A couple plays later it was another reverse to Watson who smartly went down in bounds after picking up the 1st, but unfortunately did it awkwardly and injured himself. A couple more runs saw a 3rd and 6 after the 2 minute warning. They put the ball in Love’s hands but he couldn’t find anybody and ultimately accepted a sack by Chris Jones. They made the 48 yard kick and it was 27-19

The Chiefs had 1:09 and no timeouts needing a touchdown and a 2 point conversion just to go to overtime. The first play Mahomes checkdown to Pacheco was tipped and fell incomplete. The next play Mahomes scrambled to the sideline and took a huge hit, which was in bounds but they called unnecessary roughness anyway. The very next play Rice caught a ball with his fingertips and fought for the first down (initially called a fumble but overturned on review), but an unnecessary roughness on Pacheco after he threw a punch took it back 15 yards (he was also disqualified). The next play was a deep pass to MVS that should have called interference but wasn’t. Then found CEH and MVS back-to-back, the latter being yet another bad call by the refs by not winding the clock. A couple incompletions later it was time for a hail mary, which couldn’t be caught and the Chiefs lost.

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NovaChiefs
12/04/2023 12:00 am

Is it Nagy? When was the last time the Offense was so listless? Years ago. Could it be he just doesn’t inspire them?

MasterChief
Reply to  NovaChiefs
12/04/2023 5:05 pm

Not sure but Mahomes doesn’t seem to be having as much fun out there as in the past. this might be a part of it.

upamtn
12/03/2023 11:21 pm

I’m a drop this here and say no more …

the refs were NOT the reason the Chiefs lost

the Chiefs lost because they got outplayed

yes there were some questionable calls (or non-calls) … so what? the team should never be in a position where refs make a difference

yes there were multiple injuries, none of which are a good thing (esp Cook and Tranquill) but still … the Chiefs Defense did a decent overall job all thing considered: the Offense did not do so well

finally, it’s not (yet) the end of the world as we know it … IOW: Don’t Panic

seeya!

kcfreak725
12/03/2023 11:08 pm

I turned the game off after the 4th Quarter interception. Not much to say, other than there’s no way we’re winning a playoff game this year. Not with this offense.

DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  kcfreak725
12/03/2023 11:11 pm

We punted once and turned it over once. Not sure the offense was the issue tonight.

kcfreak725
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
12/03/2023 11:18 pm

Reason I say the offense is because they just kinda seemed really mediocre, if that makes sense. Their scoring drives were good but it also seemed really 2D. The defense gave up the most points of the season, but I do wonder if it would’ve been different had Tranquill not gotten concussed.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
12/03/2023 11:31 pm

Stalled twice in the red zone. That’s the difference in this. If those were TDs, we are driving for a winning FG.
Having 3 starters injured on Defense in the first half clearly hurt.

upamtn
Reply to  NovaChiefs
12/03/2023 11:35 pm

***Ed Note: “it” is done

pompano
Reply to  kcfreak725
12/03/2023 11:19 pm

rather declarative

kcfreak725
Reply to  pompano
12/03/2023 11:20 pm

It’s hard for me to be confident in the offense the way they’ve been playing all year. I know there are still chances to right the ship, but it hasn’t looked promising to me.

pompano
Reply to  kcfreak725
12/03/2023 11:40 pm

fair

probablyamistake
12/03/2023 10:59 pm

Need to overhaul the WR group.
MVS – gone
Watson – gone
Moore – gone
Toney – gone

NovaChiefs
Reply to  probablyamistake
12/03/2023 11:04 pm

I agree with the first 3. Replace them, keep Toney and hope he stays healthy. But not going to be shocked if he’s out as well. We need a WR overhaul that rivals the OLine one we had

ArrowFan
12/03/2023 10:57 pm

Refs had bull shit the whole game and our players going down left and right. We were lucky to be in this one as late as we were. The Safties had a bad game.

KCChef
Reply to  ArrowFan
12/03/2023 11:05 pm

Some Serious ” Soccer Flopping ” by the Peckers didn’t help us either … : (

Stuckinpackland
12/03/2023 10:55 pm

JOB FUCKING CITY WHAT AN ABSOLUTE ABOMINATION

pompano
12/03/2023 10:49 pm

need very specific porn to salve…

NovaChiefs
12/03/2023 10:48 pm

Looking more and more like Patrick will play his first road playoff game, if he doesn’t miss them entirely. We’re two games into the “easy” part of the schedule, with no +500 teams, and we’ve been down double digits in both of them.
I doubt we get #1, and don’t see us at #2, either. 5 straight. Nice run of AFCCGs

pompano
12/03/2023 10:46 pm

we make playoffs, see what happens

upamtn
Reply to  pompano
12/03/2023 10:47 pm

this^^^

Tyrone
12/03/2023 10:38 pm

My worst play of the game. It’s a tie between:

The Mahomes INT
The decision to attempt to pass on first and goal from the 5 yard line when Pacheco had been dominating.

Tyrone
Reply to  Tyrone
12/03/2023 10:39 pm

Andy trusting the Oline in the run game last 1 week.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  Tyrone
12/03/2023 10:43 pm

The INT and the Non call at the 4.

pompano
12/03/2023 10:37 pm

last play ok, the MVP was DPI by definition

NovaChiefs
Reply to  pompano
12/03/2023 10:49 pm

Yeah, they aren’t calling that shove on a Hail Mary. But the MVS play was as blatant as it gets

upamtn
Reply to  NovaChiefs
12/03/2023 11:16 pm

the MVS play was as blatant as it gets

yes

SuperMegaChief
12/03/2023 10:35 pm

That missed call hosed us but in general, this team isn’t good enough to make mistakes and win. We all know how this season ends by now. We are the Alex Smith era Chiefs again. Good enough to make the playoffs but that’s all. The coaching staff needs shakened up and Veach needs his pay docked for failure to render services in full.

pompano
Reply to  SuperMegaChief
12/03/2023 10:39 pm

you are delusional

DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  SuperMegaChief
12/03/2023 10:40 pm

We’re going to have by far and away the best qb in the afc playoffs. Also old saying goes defense wins championships.

Ran the ball a lot tonight which was good to see. Need to figure out our redzone woes. Fgs instead of tds are killing us.

Stuckinpackland
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
12/04/2023 5:59 am

Every time we got there, there was a phantom 10yd penalty that put em way behind the sticks, absolute job by the officials

pompano
Reply to  SuperMegaChief
12/03/2023 10:40 pm

;we’ve hosted 5 AFCDCs…

probablyamistake
12/03/2023 10:33 pm

I thought for sure this team would have improved by now. They don’t look any better than they did in the first game. That’s on the coaching staff.

DenverDonkeyHater
12/03/2023 10:33 pm

Packers played really well. We turned the ball over. Offense sucked in the redzone again.

Plus Name and Plus Name
12/03/2023 10:31 pm

Sad loss. This team is not ready. Andy has got to make some changes.

Tyrone
12/03/2023 10:30 pm

It doesn’t make any sense that the best officials in the world can get that many really easy calls wrong.

Tyrone
Reply to  Tyrone
12/03/2023 10:42 pm

Late hit out of bounds when he wasn’t even out of bounds.

No PI when everyone in the world could see he ran through his back way early.

Fumble when he was down by contact. Ok you forgive them for letting that one play out. But would Pacheco have thrown a punch if the play was correctly called over? Ended up costing us 15 yards

upamtn
Reply to  Tyrone
12/03/2023 10:47 pm

Late hit out of bounds when he wasn’t even out of bounds.

yah, that shoulda been a non-call

No PI when everyone in the world could see he ran through his back way early.

that was the most egregious DPI non-call ever

Fumble when he was down by contact. Ok you forgive them for letting that one play out. But would Pacheco have thrown a punch if the play was correctly called over? Ended up costing us 15 yards

they absolutely did the right thing by letting it play out … as for Pacheco, he had no idea what was going on and reacted to (most likely) some trash talk: he needs to keep his hands to himself and let the OTHER guy get nailed with a flag

KCChef
Reply to  upamtn
12/03/2023 11:03 pm

If you watch the replay – The defender shoves PacheGo’s Head down initiating the foul – As Usual – The retaliator draws the flag … : (

NovaChiefs
Reply to  KCChef
12/03/2023 11:06 pm

Yep. I was hoping for offsetting dead ball fouls, but given the other calls tonight I’m not surprised

upamtn
Reply to  KCChef
12/03/2023 11:17 pm

… and in instances like that it’s almost always the SECOND guy who gets flagged … rightly or wrongly, Pacheco needed to keep his cool

gonzangkc11
12/03/2023 10:29 pm

MOTHER
Fucking

EmbarraZZing

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