Mahomes-Less Chiefs Hang Tough, Still Fall at Arrowhead to Rodgers, Packers
When Patrick Mahomes was declared out on Friday most people assumed Green Bay would roll against the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football. Early on, it seemed that way too.
The Matt Moore led Chiefs rallied from down 14-0 in the first quarter to a 17-14 halftime lead. Unfortunately for Kansas City, the Chiefs couldn’t hold the lead and never got it back.
The two teams only managed three points between them in the third: a Mason Crosby 35-yard field goal, which tied the game at 17-17.
Then, suddenly Green Bay and Kansas City scored three touchdowns on three consecutive drives.
Two plays after Damien Williams three-yard touchdown, which tied the game at 24-24, Aaron Rodgers threw a swing pass to Aaron Jones that Jones took 67 yards to pay dirt.
The Packers defense took the field up 31-24, and KC’s drive stalled after just six plays. On fourth-and-three, Chiefs coach Andy Reid chose to punt with all three timeouts and 5:13 to go in the fourth.
The Green Bay offense ran the ball six times in eight plays. The two passes from Rodgers came on third-and-two and third-and-five, which the Packers QB converted on passes of four and eight yards respectively.
Kansas City used all three timeouts and the 2:00 warning stoppage, but they never got the ball back. Three Rodgers kneel downs ended it.
Packers 31 – Chiefs 24
Here are the highlights from Sunday Night Football:
Aaron Rodgers to Aaron Jones 4-yd TD run, 7-0 Packers
Matt Moore to Travis Kelce 29-yd TD, 14-7 Packers
Moore to Mecole Hardman 30-yd TD, 14-14
Rodgers to Jamaal Williams 3-yd TD, 24-17 Packers
Damien Williams 3-yd TD run, 24-24
Rodgers to Aaron Jones 67-yd TD, 31-24
Final Call: Packers win 31-24