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Chiefs end Packers hopes for an undefeated season

Posted on: December 18, 2011 4:18 pm
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J. Battle managed the only Kansas City touchdown of the day (US Presswire).By Josh Katzowitz

The 19-game winning streak is over. The chance for an undefeated season has gone with it. And Romeo Crennel has made quite a debut as the Chiefs head coach.

With a tough defense that limited Green Bay’s top-rated offense to just 315 net yards and two touchdowns, the Chiefs pulled off the massive upset with a 19-14 win at Arrowhead Stadium. In Crennel’s first game coaching the franchise that fired Todd Haley last Monday, he took a major step forward in possibly dropping the interim tag from his title and officially making himself Haley’s successor.

As dominant as the Packers have been this season, they really hadn’t needed to fight through much adversity. They hadn’t been behind in the fourth quarter at all this season, and while I’m not suggesting that the Packers have been exposed in a major way, the other high-level NFC teams (New Orleans, for example) have to take confidence from the performance put on by the Chiefs.

Kansas City recorded four sacks on Aaron Rodgers (17 of 35 for 235 yards, one touchdown), three of them courtesy of Tambi Hali. But part of the reason for that was that Green Bay, which lost Bryan Bulaga, was down to its third-string left tackle.

Yet, Kansas City was impressive in taking advantage.

Kyle Orton, making his first start in a Kansas City uniform, had a wonderful day, completing 23 of 31 passes for 299 yards. While the Chiefs had a tough time scoring touchdowns in the red zone, settling for four-straight field goals before Jackie Battle’s 1-yard run, the inclusion of Orton is clearly a big step-up from Tyler Palko.

But there is one team more excited by this win than Kansas City. That would be the 1972 Dolphins. For at least another season, their record is safe.




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Since: Dec 18, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 5:40 pm
 

Chiefs end Packers hopes for an undefeated season

Charlie Daniels grab your fiddle, "The Devils Coming To Denver".....(Orton vs Tebow) :-)



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: December 18, 2011 5:06 pm
 

Chiefs end Packers hopes for an undefeated season

As a Chiefs fan, I am sorry and sad that we ruined history.  The Packers are the best team in the NFL and we got lucky.  Not taking anything away from the Chiefs, but the Packers were off.  They should be happy it happened now because only we care if the Pack goes undefeated.  They want to win the Super Bowl, the ultimate prize.  Congrats to my Chiefs, great effort and for Green Bay, go win the big one!


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