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DEFENSE
HITS THE
GROUND
RUNNIN
Packers prep for 3rd
consecutive elite back
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GREEN BAY PACKERS (2-0)


VS. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
(1-1)
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Monday
WHERE: Lambeau Field,
Green Bay
TV: ESPN
RADIO: 620 WTMJ, 92.3
WJMQ-FM, 101.1 WIXX-FM

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train going.
TY MONTGOMERY, Packers
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Green Bays 2-0 start

The Series

Packers vs. Chiefs


All-time, regular season:
2-7-1
All-time, postseason: 1-0
All-time, at Green Bay: 0-3-1
Streaks: The Chiefs have won
six of the last seven regularseason games.
Last meeting: Dec. 18, 2011;
Chiefs won, 19-14, Arrowhead
Stadium

Schedule
Date
Sept. 13
Sept. 20
Sept. 28
Oct. 4
Oct. 11
Oct. 18
Oct. 25
Nov. 1
Nov. 8
Nov. 15
Nov. 22
Nov. 26
Dec. 3
Dec. 13
Dec. 20
Dec. 27
Jan. 3

Opponent Time TV
at Chicago Win 31-23
Seattle Win 27-17
Kansas City 7:30 p.m. ESPN
at San Francisco 3:25 p.m. Fox
St. Louis 12 p.m. CBS
San Diego 3:25 p.m. CBS
BYE
at Denver 7:30 p.m. NBC
at Carolina 12 p.m. Fox
Detroit 12 p.m. Fox
at Minnesota 12 p.m. Fox
Chicago 7:30 p.m. NBC
at Detroit 7:25 p.m. CBS/NFL
Dallas 3:25 p.m. Fox
at Oakland 3:05 p.m. Fox
at Arizona 3:25 p.m. Fox
Minnesota 12 p.m. Fox

Stopping the
run is critical to
Packers success
By Paul Imig
For Green & Gold Express

The Packers knew their run defense was going to be tested at the
beginning of this season. With Matt
Forte in Week 1, followed by Marshawn Lynch and Jamaal Charles,
Green Bay was going to find out
quickly if it had made the right offseason adjustments.
So far, the Packers have failed
one test and aced the other.
Forte had 24 carries for 141 yards
(5.9 average) and a touchdown.
Thats far too much.
Lynch, however, was held in
check. Despite Lynchs dominance
against the Packers last season (45
carries, 267 yards, three touchdowns
in two games), he could only muster 41 yards on 15 rushing attempts
(2.7 average) at Lambeau Field last
weekend.
It was a good barometer to see
where we were at, linebacker Clay
Matthews said of the teams job on
Lynch.
Now, its Charles turn to see
what he can do.
Marshawn is a great back, Jamaal Charles is a great back, head
coach Mike McCarthy said. But
theyre different. They have different styles, and you pay attention to
that.
Jamaal is an inside and outside
runner; tremendous quickness and
vision, good player out of the backfield, good receiver. And has the
high-end speed to finish a lot of runs.
Hell be a big challenge for us.
In 2014, Green Bay was either
30th, 31st or 32nd in the leagues run
defense rankings through Week 10.
In other words, the Packers were

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Clay Matthews and Morgan Burnett close in on Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch. They were able to shut him down, but Chiefs running back
Jamaal Charles presents a different problem.

statistically one of the three worst


NFL defenses at stopping the run
for more than half of last season.
The Packers showed improvement near the end of 2014, finishing
the year ranked 23rd against the
run. Green Bay also concluded the
2013 season ranked 23rd.
Even with Lynch not having his
usual success, the Packers enter
Week 3 of the 2015 regular season
ranked 31st in the NFL in rushing
yards allowed (308) and 31st in yards
per carry average (5.3). One reason
for those lackluster numbers is Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson,
who rushed 10 times for 78 yards.
As Green Bay gets ready for the
Chiefs on Monday Night Football,

they wont have to worry about Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith
running around. Smith has averaged just 13.1 rushing yards per
game throughout his career.
Charles can be a game-changer
with his explosive rushes, though.
Hes a two-time first-team All-Pro
(2010, 2013) and was a secondteam All-Pro in 2012. Charles has
also been to three consecutive Pro
Bowls.
If he sees some daylight, he can
literally take it the distance every
time he touches the ball, nose tackle B.J. Raji said. Were very aware
of that, and were excited about the
challenge.
Charles and Forte both entered

into the NFL in 2008, and Charles


has only once had more receiving
yards than Forte in any season. But
in a Forte-esque way, Charles can
affect the game with his pass-catching ability.
Everyone acknowledges how
good Jamaal is, Raji said. Any
good coach, any good coordinator
is going to try to get him the ball as
much as possible.
Matthews position switch played
a significant role in the Packers
turnaround in run defense last season. And against Seattle last week,
Matthews played every snap at
inside linebacker and didnt rush
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Mike Daniels (76) and B.J. Raji (90) work to stop Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24). Green Bays defense will face another tough runner Monday when the Packers face Jamaal
Charles and the Kansas City Chiefs.

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NFL Power Rankings


By Paul Imig
For Green & Gold Express

1. New England Patriots (Record: 2-0; Previous Rank: 1)


After an impressive Week 1 win
for the Steelers, the Patriots followed it up by scoring 40 points
on the road against a high-quality,
Rex Ryan-led Bills defense. New
England is the reigning Super
Bowl champions and remains the
team to beat in the NFL so far this
season.
2. Green Bay Packers (Record: 2-0; Previous Rank: 2)
The Packers finally got a win
over Seattle, albeit eight months
later than they wouldve liked.
Aaron Rodgers showed why hes
the league MVP, dominating the
Seahawks defense despite constant pressure and limited healthy
weapons alongside him.
3. Arizona Cardinals (Record:
2-0; Previous Rank: 3)
Both of Arizonas wins are
against 0-2 teams (New Orleans
and Chicago). But the Cardinals
easily disposed of both of them,
leading the NFL in point differential at plus-37.
4. Denver Broncos (Record:
2-0; Previous Rank: 5)
Peyton Mannings arm looks
like its just about done, and Denvers offense hasnt been good as
a whole. However, through two
weeks, there hasnt been a better defense in the league than the
Broncos.
5. Seattle Seahawks (Record:
0-2; Previous Rank: 7)
An 0-2 team ranked fifth? Yes.
Because like the Packers in the
past three seasons, a slow start
doesnt always mean a bad team.
Now the Seahawks have Kam

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once from the outside. It


likely isnt a coincidence that
Green Bay was vastly improved against Lynch with
Matthews playing full-time
on the inside.

Chancellor back and get to face


the Bears and Lions in consecutive weeks.
6. Atlanta Falcons (Record:
2-0; Previous Rank: 10)
Neither was decisive a win, but
Atlanta beat two NFC East teams
(Eagles and Giants) to begin its
season. Julio Jones has been the
NFLs best wide receiver through
two weeks.
7. Pittsburgh Steelers (Record: 1-1; Previous Rank: 16)
The Steelers followed up their
Week 1 loss at New England by destroying San Francisco, 43-18. And
now Pittsburgh gets LeVeon Bell
back.
8. Cincinnati Bengals (Record: 2-0; Previous Rank: 14)
The Bengals have been good on
both sides of the ball in their opening wins over Oakland and San
Diego. They could improve to 3-0
with a road win against struggling
Baltimore.
9. Kansas City Chiefs (Record:
1-1; Previous Rank: 8)
Kansas Citys defense has been
great through two weeks. The
Chiefs will have had 11 days off between games when they travel to
Lambeau Field on Monday night.
10. St. Louis Rams (Record:
1-1; Previous Rank: 6)
The Rams followed up their
very impressive Week 1 win over
Seattle by losing at Washington
by 14 points. Huh? Either way, St.
Louis is poised to dominate on defense most weeks.
11. New York Jets (Record:
2-0; Previous Rank: 21)
The Jets have outscored their
opponents 51-17 so far this season.
Who saw that coming?
12. Buffalo Bills (Record: 1-1;
Previous Rank: 4)

I think my impact comes


in a different scale, as far as
instead of hits, hurries and
pressures, sacks on quarterbacks, it comes from sound
run defense and things like
that, Matthews said. I think
statistically, you have to take
a step back sometimes. You
might not get the sacks, or

That Week 1 win for the Bills


over Indianapolis doesnt look as
good now that the Colts struggled again. Buffalo seemed overmatched against the Patriots in
Week 2.
13. Carolina Panthers (Record: 2-0; Previous Rank: 20)
Carolina could easily be 4-0
soon with upcoming games
against New Orleans and Tampa
Bay. But would wins against those
opponents, plus the Panthers two
wins over the Jaguars and Texans, really make anyone believe
Carolina is a major threat in the
NFC?
14. San Diego Chargers (Record: 1-1; Previous Rank: 15)
San Diego has been the definition of average through two
games. That includes a score differential of 0 (52 points scored, 52
points allowed).
15. Dallas Cowboys (Record:
2-0; Previous Rank: 9)
If you want to believe in a Brandon Weeden/Matt Cassel duo
at quarterback for the next two
months (especially when they
dont have Dez Bryant to throw
to), go ahead. The Cowboys defense is good enough to keep them
in games, though.
16. Minnesota Vikings (Record: 1-1; Previous Rank: 23)
Week 2 looked a lot more like
Week 1 shouldve looked, with
Adrian Peterson getting 29 carries
rather than 10. Minnesotas win
over Detroit should establish (at
least for now) the Vikings as the
second-best team in the division.
17. Miami Dolphins (Record:
1-1; Previous Rank: 11)
On paper, the Dolphins should
be better than the way theyve
played. That means theyll either

some of the plays youre used


to seeing, but I think as a
whole whenever youre able
to start out 2-0 against two
very good teams and hopefully make it 3-0, it speaks to
the defense and putting our
best 11 players out there.
While the Packers gameplan to stop Charles, Kansas

under-achieve all season or theyll


soon get it together and start a
winning streak.
18. New York Giants (Record:
0-2; Previous Rank: 19)
Yes, the Giants are 0-2. But
theyve lost by a total of five points
to two teams that are 2-0.
19. Washington Redskins (Record: 1-1; Previous Rank: 29)
A 14-point victory over St. Louis
was a quality win for Washington
in Week 2.
20. Jacksonville Jaguars (Record: 1-1; Previous Rank: 31)
The Jaguars bounced back
from an ugly Week 1 performance
to beat the in-state rival Dolphins.
21. Indianapolis Colts (Record: 0-2; Previous Rank: 12)
The Colts wont be this bad all
season, right? With Andrew Luck
behind center, Indianapolis should
soon snap out of its funk.
22. Tennessee Titans (Record:
1-1; Previous Rank: 25)
Marcus Mariota gets the headlines, but Tennessees defense has
proved thus far to be quite good.
23. Detroit Lions (Record: 0-2;
Previous Rank: 22)
Both of Detroits losses have
come on the road. But the Lions
could easily fall to 0-5 as their
schedule now presents the Seahawks, Broncos and Cardinals.
24. Oakland Raiders (Record:
1-1; Previous Rank: 30)
Oakland began its season by
trailing 33-0 to Cincinnati. But a
Week 2 win over the Ravens suggests the Raiders have a chance to
be a decent team this season.
25. San Francisco 49ers (Record: 1-1; Previous Rank: 17)
After a somewhat surprising
Week 1 dominant performance
over Minnesota, the 49ers fell

City doesnt know whether it


will have to deal with stopping a different elite NFL
running back. Eddie Lacy
played eight snaps Sunday
before exiting with an ankle
injury. He did not practice at
all Thursday.
The extra day between
games could help Lacy be

back to Earth hard by losing to the


Steelers by 25 points.
26. Cleveland Browns (Record: 1-1; Previous Rank: 32)
Josh McCown suffers a concussion. Johnny Manziel gets Cleveland a Week 2 win. McCown clears
concussion protocol and gets the
starting job back. Lets see where
this goes for a while.
27. Philadelphia Eagles (Record: 0-2; Previous Rank: 13)
Panic time in Philadelphia?
The Eagles offense was embarrassed on national television in
Week 2.
28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
(Record: 1-1; Previous Rank: 28)
Jameis Winston got his first
NFL win. All things considered,
though, the Buccaneers dont look
like a good team yet this season.
29. Baltimore Ravens (Record: 0-2; Previous Rank: 18)
A surprising 0-2 start for a usually dependable team. Allowing 37
points to Oakland and losing that
game was obviously a disappointment for the Ravens.
30. New Orleans Saints (Record: 0-2; Previous Rank: 24)
Drew Brees is banged up, and
the Saints dont look like theyre
going anywhere this season.
31. Houston Texans (Record:
0-2; Previous Rank: 26)
Houstons offense has been
bad regardless of whos at
quarterback.
32. Chicago Bears (Record:
0-2; Previous Rank: 27)
The Bears started the season
by losing two home games. Now,
they continue on for a couple of
weeks without an injured Jay Cutler. Hey, at least Chicago seems to
be in good shape to get the No. 1
pick in the 2016 draft.

healthy enough to play. But


if Lacys ankle isnt ready,
James Starks will step into
the starting role and will try
to impact the outcome as
much as Charles.
(Starks) has a great
preparation, and I think over
the years hes learned what
it takes to be a good team-

mate and the next guy up,


quarterback Aaron Rodgers
said. There have been years
where hes gone a couple of
games without playing and
then Eddie gets a concussion
against Washington (in 2013)
and (Starks) comes in and
has a 100-yard game. Thats
just what he does.

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Keys to the Game: Packers vs. Chiefs


By Green & Gold Express Staff

The Green Bay Packers are 7-point favorites for Monday nights game against the
Kansas City Chiefs. Heres the breakdown.

When the Packers have the ball

With Eddie Lacys status in doubt with


a sprained ankle, look for the Packers to
attack the Chiefs perimeter in the passing
game. Based on the first two games, that
looks like a good matchup for Aaron Rodgers and Co.
In Week 1, Houstons wide receivers
caught 20 passes for 283 yards and two
touchdowns, with DeAndre Hopkins (nine
catches, 98 yards, two touchdowns) and
Nate Washington (six catches, 105 yards)
doing most of the damage. In Week 2, Denvers wide receivers caught 20 passes for
221 yards and two touchdowns, with Demaryius Thomas (eight catches, 116 yards)
and Emmanuel Sanders (eight catches, 87
yards, two touchdowns) carrying the load.
The key for Green Bay will be protecting
Rodgers. The Chiefs have an excellent onetwo pass-rushing punch with outside linebackers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali.
Houston led the NFL with a team-record

22 sacks last season and he has three in the


first two games of this season. Hali, in his
10th season, has 79.5 career sacks.
The Packers offensive tackles, David
Bakhtiari and Don Barclay, gave up a combined two sacks and 19 pressures against
Seattle, according to Pro Football Focus.
The interior of the line held Seattles defensive tackles in check, which allowed Rodgers to get outside the pocket. Nose tackle
Dontari Poe had six sacks last season, so it
will be critical to prevent him from collapsing the pocket.
In the secondary, cornerback Marcus
Peters, with an interception in each game
and a league-high seven passes defensed,
is this years first-round pick and safety
Eric Berry is back after being diagnosed
with Hodgkins lymphoma in November.

When the Chiefs have the ball

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who forever will be linked to Rodgers as the man
the 49ers picked with the No. 1 overall selection in 2005, is off to a good start with
65.6 percent accuracy and a 90.7 passer
rating. Smith is 20-1 when his passer rating
tops 100.
He gets a big helping hand from Pro

Bowl running back Jamaal Charles. In


Chiefs history, he ranks first with 7,038
rushing yards and second with 9,352 yards
from scrimmage. Since the start of the 2013
season, Charles leads the league with 35
total touchdowns.
Green Bays run defense ranks 31st in
the league with 154.0 rushing yards per
game and 5.3 yards allowed per carry.
However, that unit held Marshawn Lynch
to 41 rushing yards and 2.7 yards per carry
on Sunday night.
In one of the strangest stats in the
league, Kansas City hasnt thrown a
touchdown pass to a wide receiver since
2013. Through two games, the Chiefs receivers led by Jeremy Maclin, who was
acquired from the Eagles have caught
just 15 passes for 156 yards. That streak
is bound to end sometime. In four seasons with coach Andy Reid in Philadelphia, Maclin caught 26 touchdown passes. Until that happens, tight end Travis
Kelce is the man to watch. He has teamhigh figures of 10 catches, 164 yards and
two touchdowns.
The offensive line leaves plenty to be
desired with left tackle Donald Stephenson
(third round, 2012), left guard Ben Grubbs

(first round, 2007; acquired for fifth-round


pick in March), center Mitch Morse (second round, 2015), right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (sixth round, 2014) and right
tackle Eric Fisher (first round, 2012). Fisher, the No. 1 overall pick a few years ago,
couldnt hack it at left tackle and is now on
the right side.

Special teams

Kansas City ranked eighth in the annual


Dallas Morning News rankings last year
while Green Bay was 32nd. Since the start
of the 2013 season, the Chiefs rank No. 1
with a 28.8-yard average on kickoff returns,
No. 3 with an 11.8-yard average on punt returns and No. 1 with a total of six return
touchdowns. Green Bay, however, is off to
an excellent start and won its battle with
hot-shot rookie Tyler Lockett last week.

Coaching

Green Bays Mike McCarthy owns a 3-1


record against Reid. McCarthy was an assistant coach for the Chiefs for six seasons
in the 1990s. Reid spent seven seasons as
an assistant with Green Bay before leading
the Eagles from 1999 through 2012 and taking over the Chiefs in 2013.

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Packers Notebook
By Green & Gold Express Staff

Rodgers, Smith draft link

In 2005, San Francisco chose Alex


Smith as the No. 1 overall pick in the
draft. Aaron Rodgers fell all the way
to No. 24.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Rodgers is authoring a recordsetting career. As Rodgers and the
Green Bay Packers get ready to host
Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs
on Monday night, Rodgers is in the
midst of a remarkable streak.
Since he threw an interception
on Dec. 2, 2012, Rodgers numbers
at Lambeau Field are ridiculous:
371-of-539 accuracy (68.8 percent) for
4,906 yards with 43 touchdowns and
no interceptions for a 124.0 passer
rating. Thats a stretch of 545 consecutive passes without an interception and 43 touchdown passes since
his last interception. Both are league
records.
I think hes probably a pretty
good player and does a pretty good
job, Chiefs coach Andy Reid told
reporters in Kansas City this week.
Youve got to start there, right?
Smith hasnt been awful. Acquired before the 2013 season, Smith

Comfort

won 19 games in his first two seasons


in Kansas City. Thats more than Joe
Montana (17) and Len Dawson (16).
Since 2011, Smith boasts a record of
39-17-1, with that .692 winning percentage good for fifth in the league.
And he actually has the upper hand
on Rodgers in one aspect. Since the
start of the 2010 season, hes thrown
a league-low 35 interceptions. Rodgers is next with 36.

More home cooking

With their huge win over Seattle,


the Packers continued their Lambeau Field dominance. They went
8-0 at home during the regular season in 2014. Including Sundays win,
the Packers have a plus-165 point differential during that span, 28 points
better than New Englands runnerup plus-137.
For the Chiefs, this will be a huge
test after giving away last weeks
home game against Denver.
We love the challenge of playing
good football teams. Thats what we
love, Reid said. We consider ourselves to be a good football team.
We love the opportunity to play good
football teams, so I think thats why
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good team yourself and you cherish
those opportunities to be challenged.
Thats what kind of game this will
be.

New wrinkle on offense

With the offense having stalled


and Seattle in front 17-16, the Packers turned to a four-receiver, onetight end set to start the fourth quarter. It worked. With Randall Cobb
and rookie Ty Montgomery lining up
at running back at times, the Packers drove 80 yards in 10 plays for the
go-ahead touchdown. Rodgers went
8 of 8 for 78 yards, including three
passes for 24 yards to Montgomery
and the 5-yard scoring toss to tight
end Richard Rodgers.
Teams have to make a decision
as to how they want to play it with
what defensive personnel group,
said assistant head coach Tom Clements. And we feel with our receivers, we can get some matchups that
are favorable to us.
Considering how well Montgomery played in extended snaps,
theres a good chance that personnel
group will be used for a series or two
most games.

Dealing with success

After an emotional win over Seattle, Green Bay must avoid a letdown
against the Chiefs. The Packers are
the second-youngest team in the
NFL, but McCarthy will lean on his
messaging and a veteran corps to
make sure that doesnt happen.
The age has nothing to do with
the message, coach Mike McCarthy
said. We are what we are. Weve got
two wins, were where we want to be,
but were also a team that has a lot
of growth in front of us. So, were focused on ourselves, were focused on
doing the things better that we know
we can do better, and thats the way
weve always operated.

Turnovers irk Reid

Green Bay is tied for fourth with


a plus-2 turnover margin while Kansas City is tied for 24th at minus-2.
Only two teams have more giveaways than the Chiefs five. All five
of those came in last weeks shocking loss to Denver, including Jamaal
Charles fumble that was returned
for the deciding touchdown with 27
seconds remaining.
Im a little hard on the turnovers. Im not big on those, Reid

said. I mean, there are times


where the helmet hits right on the
ball. We dont make any excuses
for that, thats not what we do.
I would tell you that most turnovers, most of the time, you can
take care of. Is there an exception
in there? Yeah, but most of the
time, you can fix those and take
care of those.

Berrys return

In one of the feel-good stories, Pro


Bowl safety Eric Berry is back with
the Chiefs.
In November, he was diagnosed
with Hodgkins lymphoma. After six
rounds of chemotherapy, Berry was
deemed cancer-free in June. He was
cleared for practice in July and made
his first start last week.
I just think that hes stepped
back in and hasnt said much,
Reid said. He started off on special
teams and hes kind of worked his
way through that and gotten himself back to where he can play. And
were at it day in and day out so I
think the guys appreciate his effort
and what its all about, what he had
to go through to get where hes at
right now.

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Packers keep their poise and their perfect record


In only the second week
of the season, every phase
of the Green Bay Packers
game appears to be in high
gear, including the head
games.
The Packers not only are
winning the battles on the
lines of scrimmage, but they
also are playing smart.
After the massively
satisfying 27-17 win over
Seattle last Sunday a victory that broke a maddening
three-game losing streak to
the Seahawks, the Packers spent zero time gloating about it, almost wholly
dismissing it as just another
game.
It wasnt just another
game, of course. It was a
huge win against their nemesis, a cathartic redemption
nine months in the waiting.
Just another win, tight
end Richard Rodgers insisted. Its only our second
game; we have 14 more.
Linebacker Clay Matthews confirmed that it was

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just another win in a long
season.
Thats what youre supposed to say. It may not
matter to make a harmless
boast about knocking off a
struggling Chicago team, as
Packers coach Mike McCarthy did before the opener,
but its wise not to give an
evenly matched opponent
like Seattle any extra incentive in the event they meet
again this season. Despite
Seattles 0-2 start, dont rule
out that possibility.
Hence, the respectful
postgame talk about what a

tough opponent the Seahawks are.


Had they told you privately, the players were as
ecstatic as the fans at Lambeau Field to come away
with the 27-17 win.
Almost from start to finish, the game played out as
Packer fans could only have
hoped controlling the lines
of scrimmage, moving the
ball, winning referee challenges and, through solid
preparation and hustle, generally having the intangibles
go their way.
Therein lies the key. The
cause for high optimism
after Week 2 is that the Packers have demonstrated a
knack for understanding and
doing whatever is necessary
to win.
In the first-week win over
a pesky Chicago team, what
the Packers did, basically,
was get serious in the fourth
quarter. The Bears were
never a serious threat to win
the game.

Seattle was another story.


The defending NFC champion Seahawks had grabbed
the momentum by scoring
14 straight points to lead
17-13, and with quarterback
Russell Wilson having found
some running room on the
Packers defense, things
were tensing up.
Then came the drive.
After the Packers cut the
deficit to 17-16 came the
80-yard drive so seamless
and resolute that it looked
like they willed it to happen.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers found receivers Randall
Cobb, Ty Montgomery and
Richard Rodgers open on
various plays of the 10-play
scoring march. Where the
drive stands against others in Packers lore is up
for discussion, but make no
mistake of how huge it was
Sunday night, and what it
meant toward the rest of the
season.
Rodgers caught the
touchdown pass that capped

the drive, and also made a


brilliant catch on the ensuing
2-point conversion that gave
the Packers a 24-17 edge that
they would not relinquish.
He was able to make both
of those plays because he
was in the game, still suited
up, and not cooling his heels
in the locker room after getting tossed out.
That honor went to
Seahawks linebacker K.J.
Wright, who fought with Rodgers on an earlier play with a
bit too much conviction.
Just the heat of the moment, tempers flared, Rodgers recalled, downplaying
the scrap. He got thrown
out, and that was it.
The guy who lost his cool
showcasing his macho bona
fides got bounced. The guy
who kept his head stayed
in the game and scored the
winning points. The little
things add up.
The Packers got contributions from everyone, especially the defense. It wouldnt

be much of a stretch to say


the defensive line won the
game. They set the tempo
early, bottling up running
back Marshawn Lynch, and
made crucial stops late.
A week after giving up
more than 100 yards in the
first half to Chicagos Matt
Forte, the Packers held the
marauding Lynch to 41 yards
on 15 carries, effectively
stifling Seattles offense.
Theres no special grudge
against this weeks opponent,
the Kansas City Chiefs, but
if youre really looking for
one, you could try their last
meeting. The Chiefs won that
December 2011 game by a
19-14 score. It was cause for
great merriment in the 1972
Miami Dolphins camp but a
tough loss for the Packers,
who had come into KC with a
just another 13-0 record.
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the Leader. To contact him, send
an email to sports@wolfrivermedia.
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Packers vs. Chiefs: At A Glance


KANSAS CITY (1-1)
at GREEN BAY (2-0)
Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
OPENING LINE Packers by 6
RECORD VS. SPREAD Chiefs
1-1, Packers 2-0
SERIES RECORD Chiefs lead
7-3-1
LAST MEETING Chiefs beat
Packers 19-14, Dec. 18, 2011
LAST WEEK Chiefs lost to Broncos 31-24; Packers beat Seahawks
27-17
AP PRO32 RANKING Chiefs (tie)
No. 12, Packers No. 2
CHIEFS OFFENSE OVERALL
(23), RUSH (12), PASS (25).
CHIEFS DEFENSE OVERALL
(15), RUSH (8), PASS (23).
PACKERS OFFENSE OVERALL
(16), RUSH (9), PASS (21).
PACKERS DEFENSE OVERALL
(21), RUSH (31), PASS (12).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES
Teams first met in first Super Bowl, won
by Packers 35-10 in January 1967.
Only Chiefs (3-0) and Houston Texans
(1-0) are undefeated at Lambeau Field in
regular season. Chiefs QB Alex Smith
was No. 1 overall pick in NFL draft by
49ers while Packers coach Mike McCarthy was offensive coordinator in San
Francisco. Smith has thrown 35 inter-

ceptions since 2010, fewest among NFL


starting quarterbacks and one ahead
of Packers Aaron Rodgers in second
place. Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles
needs one TD to tie Larry Johnson for
third on franchise career TD list (61).
Chiefs first in second-down conversions
(44 percent) in NFL, last in third-down
conversions (15 percent). LB Justin
Houston tied with Dwight Freeney and
J.J. Watt as fourth-fastest player in NFL
history to 50 sacks, reaching mark in 61
career games. Rookie CB Marcus
Peters has interception in each of first
two NFL games. Rodgers has thrown
451 straight passes at home in regular
season without interception, and 38
consecutive TD passes at home without pick, both NFL records. James
Starks 95 yards in Week 2 against Seattle was third-highest rushing total of
backup running backs career. DL
Mike Daniels 13 sacks since start of
2013 season are second on Packers in
that span to LB Clay Matthews (18).
K Mason Crosby became Packers
career leading scorer (1,057 points) with
four field goals and extra point. Fantasy Tip: Charles has 182 yards rushing
on 37 carries and one TD in two career
games against Packers. Green Bays
coming off rejuvenated effort against
run, holding Seattles Marshawn Lynch
to 41 yards on 15 carries last week.

PHOTO BY JIM LEUENBERGER

Aaron Rodgers flicks a pass to running back James Starks during Sunday nights 27-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. The combo
could be counted on again Sunday if Eddie Lacy hasnt recovered from an ankle injury.

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RB
Eddie Lacy
James Starks

THE DEPTH CHART


Packers vs. Chiefs

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FB
John Kuhn
Aaron Ripkowski

QB
Aaron Rodgers
Scott Tolzien

WR
Davante Adams
James Jones

RT
Bryan Bulaga
Don Barclay

RG
T.J. Lang
Josh Walker

LDE
Mike DeVito
Rakeem Nunez-Roches

CB
Phillip Gaines
Jamell Fleming
LOLB
Justin HoustonFrank Zombo

LILB
Derrick Johnson
D.J. Alexander

SS
Ron Parker
Tyvon Branch

C
Corey Linsley
JC Tretter

LG
Josh Sitton
Lane Taylor

WR
Randall Cobb
Ty Montgomery

LT
David Bakhtiari
Don Barclay

TE
Richard Rodgers
Andrew Quarless

RDE
Allen Bailey
Nick Williams

DT
Jaye Howard
Dontari Poe
RILB
Josh Mauga
Ramik Wilson

CB
Marcus Peters
Marcus Cooper
ROLB
Tamba Hali
Dee Ford

FS
Husain Abdullah
Eric Berry

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THE DEPTH CHART


Packers vs. Chiefs

ROLB
Julius Peppers
Mike Neal

BLB
Jake Ryan
Clay Matthews

DT
Mike Daniels
Bruce Gaston

NOSE
B.J. Raji
Josh Boyd

LG
LT
Donald Stephenson Ben Grubbs
Jeff Allen
Jah Reid

C
Mitch Morse
Zach Fulton

WR
Jeremy Maclin
Chris Conley

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SS
Morgan Burnett
Sean Richardson

FS
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Micah Hyde
MLB
Nate Palmer
Jake Ryan

RCB
Sam Shields
Quinten Rollins

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DE
Mike Pennel
Datone Jones

RG
RT
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Eric Fisher
Jeff Allen
Jah Reid

LOLB
Clay Matthews
Nick Perry

LCB
Casey Hayward
Damarious Randall

TE
Travis Kelce
James OShaughnessy

WR
Albert Wilson
Jason Avant

QB
Alex Smith
Chase Daniel
RB
Jamaal Charles
Knile Davis

FB
Anthony Sherman

Quick Facts
The Packers have 82 pass
plays of 25 or more yards since
the beginning of 2013, third in
the NFL.
Green Bay has outscored
opponents by 171 points in the
first half over the past two seasons. The Patriots are second
with a 117-point differential.
The Packers played the

Chiefs in the first Super Bowl


in January 1967 and won,
35-10.
Kansas City has the highest winning percentage of any
team against the Packers (75
percent).
The Packers are 15-3 in
regular-season night games
at Lambeau Field under Mike

McCarthy, including wins in 13


of the past 14.
In regular-season games with
more than five attempts, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has
recorded a 100-plus quarterback rating in 13 straight home
games.
Green Bay rookie Ty Montgomery ranks second in the

NFL in kickoff return yardage


with an average of 31.3 yards
per return.
Rodgers last through multiple
interceptions in a home game
on Oct. 24, 2010 against the
Vikings.
Green Bay is looking to go
3-0 for the first time since
2011, and for the third time

under McCarthy.
The Packers have appeared on Monday Night
Football for 23 straight
seasons, the second longest
streak in the NFL, behind the
Denver Broncos.
Rodgers is 4-1 as a starting quarterback at home on
Monday Night Football.

Green Bay has the second


fewest giveaways in the NFL
since 2009 with 107.
The Packers win almost 88
percent of games when they
do not turn the ball over.
Rodgers has thrown touchdowns on 7.5 percent of his
passes since 2014, the highest
percentage in the league.

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Around the North


The Associated Press

DENVER (2-0)
at DETROIT (0-2)
Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC
OPENING LINE Broncos by 1
RECORD VS. SPREAD Broncos
2-0, Lions 0-2
SERIES RECORD Broncos lead
6-5
LAST MEETING Lions beat
Broncos 45-10, Oct. 30, 2011
LAST WEEK Broncos beat
Chiefs 31-24; Lions lost to Vikings
26-16
AP PRO32 RANKING Broncos
No. 3, Lions (tie) No. 22
BRONCOS OFFENSE OVERALL
(32), RUSH (29), PASS (26)
BRONCOS DEFENSE OVERALL
(2), RUSH (18), PASS (1)
LIONS OFFENSE OVERALL (T25), RUSH (31), PASS (11)
LIONS DEFENSE OVERALL
(30), RUSH (29), PASS (24)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES
Broncos QB Peyton Manning (5,977)
needs 23 completions to join Brett Favre (6,300) as only players with 6,000.
Manning is 3-0 vs. Lions. Since
entering NFL in 2010, Denver WR Demaryius Thomas has 41 TD catches,
tied for first among AFC WRs. Bron-

cos opponents have converted 10


percent of third downs, lowest rate in
league. Denver opponents averaging 0.31 yards per play in red zone.
Manning has been sacked seven
times through two games after being
sacked only 17 times all of last season. Detroit QB Matthew Stafford
has 19,444 yards passing since 2011,
second most in league. Stafford has
won five straight starts at home. Lions rank last in NFL in opponent field
position, allowing teams to start, on
average, at 36-yard line. Detroit has
committed league-low 10 penalties.
Fantasy Tip: Stafford has been bothered by injured ribs but has been able
to practice. If hes scratched from start
this weekend, Dan Orlovsky is backup.

SAN DIEGO (1-1) at


MINNESOTA (1-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE Vikings by 2
RECORD VS. SPREAD Chargers 1-1, Vikings 1-1
SERIES RECORD Chargers lead
6-5
LAST MEETING Chargers beat
Vikings 24-17, Sept. 11, 2011
LAST WEEK Chargers lost to
Bengals 24-19; Vikings beat Lions
26-16

AP PRO32 RANKING Chargers


No. 14, Vikings No. 16
CHARGERS OFFENSE OVERALL (3), RUSH (15), PASS (4).
CHARGERS DEFENSE OVERALL (14), RUSH (21), PASS (14).
VIKINGS OFFENSE OVERALL
(29), RUSH (8), PASS (32).
VIKINGS DEFENSE OVERALL
(19T), RUSH (25), PASS (15).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES
Last time Chargers visited Minnesota
was Nov. 4, 2007, when Adrian Peterson set NFLs single-game rushing record with 296 yards, scoring three TDs
to lead Vikings to 35-17 victory. Chargers head coach was Norv Turner, now
Vikings offensive coordinator. Philip
Rivers (256) passed Dan Fouts (254)
for most TD passes in Chargers history
(14th all time) with two scoring tosses
last week. Fouts will be in broadcast
booth for CBS. Chargers WR Malcom Floyd, in 10th season with team,
had 40-yard TD catch last week. Hes
third in NFL since 2004 among qualifiers with average of 17.3 yards per
reception. Chargers RB Melvin Gordon and Vikings CB Trae Waynes, both
first-round draft picks, were friends
and teammates at Kenosha Bradford
High School in Wisconsin. TE Kyle
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Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith (22) returns an interception as Gerald Hodges leads against the Detroit Lions in Minneapolis on Sunday. The Vikings defense will be
tested at home Sunday by San Diego.

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Stafford expects to keep starting streak intact


The Associated Press

Matthew Stafford took snaps


and threw at practice as if it was
just another day at work.
It appears that his starting
streak is safe.
The Detroit Lions quarterback said he felt pretty good
Wednesday before going out
on the field and looking healthy
enough to participate as usual
during the parts of practice open
to reporters. He was able to finish practice with his injured ribs.
Stafford has already taken a
beating this season. He needed
X-rays on his chest and ribs after
getting roughed up in Sundays
loss at Minnesota. In the seasonopening loss at San Diego, he
hurt his right arm.
Stafford keeps getting up to
take another snap.
He has been doing that for
four-plus years after there were
doubts about his durability early
in his career.
I take pride in being able to
get out there no matter how Im
feeling, Stafford said.

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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has a 68-game starting streak going into Sunday
nights home opener for the Lions against Denver.

Stafford has a 68-game starting streak, including two playoff


games, going into Sunday nights
home opener for the Lions (0-2)
against Denver (2-0).

Detroit drafted Stafford with


the No. 1 pick overall in 2009 after its winless season. He was
healthy enough to play in a total
of just 13 games during his first

two years because of knee and


shoulder injuries.
As a rookie, though, Stafford
showed how much grit he has
during a game against Cleveland.
After he was knocked out of the
game for a short time, he came
back to throw a fifth touchdown
pass with no time on the clock to
beat the Browns.
I dont think theres any
question about how tough he is,
Lions coach Jim Caldwell said.
I think that was probably demonstrated his first year in the
league.
Calvin Johnson said Staffords
ability to bounce back from getting banged up makes everyone
on the team want to work harder.
The star receiver sounds as if he
expects Stafford to play against
the Broncos.
Hes a tough cat, Johnson said. Hes going to battle
through it.
While Stafford has stayed on
the field this season, he is not off
to a strong start.
He has completed 61 percent
of his passes for 532 yards with

four TDs and three interceptions. Those lackluster results


lead to a QB rating that ranks
25th in the NFL.
He has gotten sacked only
once in each of the first two
games, but has been hit and
knocked down many more times.
When Stafford gets out of the
pocket, he plans to do a better
job of going down to the ground
by sliding or by getting out of
bounds to avoid some hits.
I think last week, I got out of
the pocket a couple of times and
ran and had some opportunities
to get down and didnt, Stafford
said. Ive just got to find a way
to get down and protect myself.
Stafford didnt have wraps of
any kind on either arm as he has
in previous practices. It wasnt
clear if his ribs were being protected by a padded vest.
Stafford, though, joked he
wasnt hiding anything under
his baggy hoodie when he talked
with reporters.
Ive just got a cutoff shirt underneath this and nobody wants
to see that, he said with a grin.

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Rudolph leads Vikings with 10


receptions. After giving up
230 yards rushing to 49ers in

opener, Vikings held Lions to


38 yards rushing last week.
Fantasy Tip: Chargers RB Danny
Woodhead is decent dual threat.
After two TDs in opener, had 104
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week. Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater, in last five starts at home,


has 10 TDs (nine passing, one
rushing) and three turnovers (all
interceptions).

CHICAGO (0-2) at
SEATTLE (0-2)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE Seahawks by 9
RECORD VS. SPREAD
Bears 0-2, Seahawks 0-2
SERIES RECORD Seahawks lead 10-6
LAST MEETING Seahawks beat Bears 23-17, OT,
Dec. 2, 2012
LAST WEEK Bears lost to
Cardinals 48-23; Seahawks lost
to Packers 27-17.
AP PRO32 RANKING
Bears No. 32, Seahawks No. 8
BEARS OFFENSE OVERALL (8), RUSH (5), PASS (19)
BEARS DEFENSE OVERALL (7), RUSH (22T), PASS (4)
SEAHAWKS OFFENSE
OVERALL (19), RUSH (11), PASS
(20)
SEAHAWKS DEFENSE
OVERALL (17), RUSH (15), PASS
(21)
STREAKS, STATS AND
NOTES First meeting since

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Bears quarterback Jay Cutler walks off the field after getting injured during
Sundays game against Arizona. He had not practiced as of Thursday and
was listed as doubtful for Sundays game against Seattle.
2012 regular-season game Seahawks won after QB Russell
Wilson led 97-yard touchdown
drive late in fourth quarter and
then TD drive on first possession of overtime. First meeting in Seattle since 2009, 25-19
Bears victory. Brothers Michael and Martellus Bennett set
to match up. DE Michael Bennett leads Seahawks in sacks
with two, while TE Martellus
Bennett leads Bears in receptions with nine. QB Jimmy
Clausen likely to start for Bears

with Jay Cutler sidelined by


hamstring injury suffered last
week. Clausen was 14 of 23 for
121 yards and interception in
relief of Cutler. Clausen has
started one game since end
of 2010 season. Hes 1-10 alltime as starting QB. RB Matt
Forte third in NFL with 202 yards
rushing, one of three RBs in NFL
with more than 200 yards rushing. WR Joshua Bellamy had
48-yard TD reception last week,
his first career catch. Bears
are one of two teams yet to get

sack through two weeks. Seahawks are 0-2 for second time
under Pete Carroll. Also started
2011 season 0-2 after consecutive road losses at San Francisco and Pittsburgh, finished
season 7-9. Wilson rushed
for 78 yards on 10 carries last
week, seventh most in career.
RB Marshawn Lynch limited
to 3.5 yards per carry through
two games. Seahawks have
rushed for at least 100 yards
as team in 13 straight games,
franchise record. WR Doug
Baldwin with 14 receptions
through two games, tied for
10th in NFL. TE Jimmy Graham had only two targets and
one catch against Packers.
SS Kam Chancellor returns after
missing training camp and first
two weeks of regular season in
holdout. Unclear if Chancellor
will play. Seahawks started Dion
Bailey in Week 1 and DeShawn
Shead in Week 2 at strong safety. Fantasy Tip: With questions about Cutlers availability,
best to avoid Chicago skill players. WR Alshon Jeffrey is also
in question after missing last
weeks game with hamstring injury. Graham could be solid
option after questions all week
on getting him more involved.

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NFL Stat Leaders


SCORING NONKICKERS
Points
1. T. Benjamin CLE 24
1. Gronkowski NE 24
3. Eifert CIN 18
3. Fitzgerald ARI 18
3. Da. Johnson ARI 18
3. Jam. Jones GB 18
3. De. Williams PIT 18
8. An. Brown PIT 14
8. De. Hopkins HOU 14
10. T. Austin STL 12
SCORING KICKERS
Points
1. Jos. Brown NYG 22
1. Gould CHI 22
1. Tucker BAL 22
4. M. Bryant ATL 20
4. Crosby GB 20
4. Gostkowski NE 20
4. McManus DEN 20
8. Da. Bailey DAL 17
9. Brindza TB 16
9. Hauschka SEA 16
LEADING PASSERS
Rating
1. Mariota TEN 129.9
2. A. Rodgers GB 128.4
3. C. Palmer ARI 124.4
4. Roethlisberger PIT 122.6
5. Dalton CIN 120.3
6. Brady NE 119.9

7. Rivers SD 106.8
8. T. Taylor BUF 103.9
9. Tannehill MIA 101.7
10. Manziel CLE 99.7
LEADING RECEIVERS
Yards
1. An. Brown PIT 328
2. Ju. Jones ATL 276
3. Gronkowski NE 207
4. T. Benjamin CLE 204
5. Fitzgerald ARI 199
6. Edelman NE 194
7. Beckham Jr. NYG 190
8. K. Allen SD 182
9. Jo. Matthews PHI 182
10. A. Robinson JAX 182
LEADING RUSHERS
Yards
1. C. Hyde SF 211
2. De. Williams PIT 204
3. Forte CHI 202
4. Bernard CIN 186
5. J. Charles KC 182
6. Al. Morris WAS 180
7. A. Peterson MIN 165
8. Mat. Jones WAS 151
9. Ivory NYJ 148
10. Gordon SD 139
YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE
Total
1. An. Brown PIT 328

2. Ju. Jones ATL 276


3. Forte CHI 271
4. D. Lewis NE 258
5. A. Peterson MIN 244
6. C. Hyde SF 243
7. J. Charles KC 230
8. Bernard CIN 227
9. De. Williams PIT 224
10. Edelman NE 215
INTERCEPTIONS
1. Talib DEN 2
1. M. Peters KC 2
1. Harmon NE 2
4. Cl. Matthews GB 1
4. Quin DET 1
4. Norman CAR 1
4. Pryor NYJ 1
4. Darby BUF 1
4. P. Robinson SD 1
4. T. Brock SF 1
SACKS
1. Ja. Smith TB 4.0
2. J. Houston KC 3.0
2. Cha. Jones NE 3.0
2. D. Morgan TEN 3.0
2. J. Watt HOU 3.0
6. A. Bryant CLE 2.5
6. Jam. Collins NE 2.5
6. Donald STL 2.5
6. C. Dunlap CIN 2.5
6. Peppers GB 2.5

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NFL Standings & Schedule


NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
East Division
Team W L T
Dallas 2 0 0
Washington 1 1 0
N.Y. Giants 0 2 0
Philadelphia 0 2 0
South Division
Team W L T
Atlanta 2 0 0
Carolina 2 0 0
Tampa Bay 1 1 0
New Orleans 0 2 0
North Division
Team W L T
Green Bay 2 0 0
Minnesota 1 1 0
Detroit 0 2 0
Chicago 0 2 0
West Division
Team W L T
Arizona 2 0 0
St. Louis 1 1 0
San Francisco 1 1 0
Seattle 0 2 0

AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE


East Division
Team W L T
New England 2 0 0
N.Y. Jets 2 0 0
Miami 1 1 0
Buffalo 1 1 0
South Division
Team W L T
Jacksonville 1 1 0
Tennessee 1 1 0
Houston 0 2 0
Indianapolis 0 2 0
North Division
Team W L T
Cincinnati 2 0 0
Cleveland 1 1 0
Pittsburgh 1 1 0
Baltimore 0 2 0
West Division
Team W L T
Denver 2 0 0
Oakland 1 1 0
San Diego 1 1 0
Kansas City 1 1 0

Thursday, Sept. 24
Washington at N.Y. Giants
Sunday, Sept. 27
Atlanta at Dallas
Indianapolis at Tennessee
Tampa Bay at Houston
San Diego at Minnesota
Pittsburgh at St. Louis
Oakland at Cleveland
Cincinnati at Baltimore

Jacksonville at New England


New Orleans at Carolina
Philadelphia at N.Y. Jets
San Francisco at Arizona
Chicago at Seattle
Buffalo at Miami
Denver at Detroit
Monday, Sept. 28
Kansas City at Green Bay

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Team Stats
GREEN BAY PACKERS
PASSING
ATT COM PCT YARDS TD
A. Rodgers 56 43 76.8 438 5
RUSHING
ATT YARDS AVG LONG TD
J. Starks
22 97 4.4 35 0
Lacy
22 94 4.3 16 1
A. Rodgers 14 58 4.1 15 0
R. Rodgers 1 11
11.0 11 0
RECEIVING NO. YARDS AVG LONG TD
Cobb
13 154 11.8 25 1
D. Adams
9 92 10.2 25 0
R. Rodgers 6 50 8.3 20 1
Jam. Jones 5 80
16.0 34 3
T. Montgomery 4 37 9.3 17 0
J. Starks
4 11 2.8 6 0
Lacy
2 14
7.0 9 0
TEAM
43 438 10.2 34 5
OPPONENTS 37 431 11.6 50 3
INTERCEPTIONS NO. YARDS AVG LONG TD
Elliott
1 2 2.0 2 0
Cl. Matthews
1 42 42.0 42 0
SACKS
NO.
Peppers
2.5
M. Daniels
1.0
Raji
0.5
PUNTING
NO. YARDS AVG LONG
Masthay
5 236 47.2 54
KICKOFF RETURNS NO. YARDS AVG LONG
T. Montgomery 4 125 31.3 46
Ripkowski 1 0 0.0 0
SCORE BY QUARTERS

1 2 3 4 OT TOT
TEAM
17 6 10 25 0 58
OPPONENTS 6 10 17 7 0 40

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS


PASSING
ATT COM PCT YARDS TD
Ale. Smith
58 38 65.5 434 3
RUSHING
ATT YARDS AVG LONG TD
J. Charles
37 182 4.9 34t 1
Ale. Smith
12 30
2.5 11 0
Kn. Davis
9 25 2.8 10 1
De. Thomas 1 9 9.0 9
0
Maclin
2 -5 -2.5 -2 0
RECEIVING NO. YARDS AVG LONG TD
T. Kelce
10 164 16.4 42t 2
J. Charles
9 48
5.3 17 1
Maclin
9 109 12.1 30 0
De. Thomas 3 22
7.3 12 0
A. Wilson
3 25
8.3 13 0
OShaughnessy 2 54
27.0 30 0
Kn. Davis
1 12 12.0 12 0
A. Sherman 1 0 0.0 0 0
INTERCEPTIONS NO. YARDS AVG LONG TD
M. Peters
2 55
27.5 55t 1
SACKS
NO.
J. Houston
3.0
All. Bailey
2.0
DeVito
1.0
J. Howard
1.0
De. Johnson 1.0
PUNTING
NO. YARDS AVG LONG
D. Colquitt
11 517 47.0 42.1
KICKOFF RETURNS NO. YARDS AVG LONG
Kn. Davis 2 51 25.5 30
SCORE BY QUARTERS

1 2 3 4 OT TOT
TEAM
14 27 3 7 0 51
OPPONENTS 6 17 3 25 0 51

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