On Sunday the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs renewed acquaintances in what was quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ first game at the historic Lambeau Field. In what was a game that both teams desperately needed to win. With the Chiefs neck and neck with top teams in the AFC going into the game and competing for the playoff bye, the 27-19 loss they suffered to the Packers was not their ideal result.
Packers quarterback Jordan Love continued his fantastic run of form, winning his third straight to take his team to 6-6 on the season. While their playoff hopes may be dashed for the season, the quick development of first-year starter Love gives a good sense of optimism for the future in Green Bay. He is surrounded by young talent and that was on display with the scoring.
The Packers opened the scoring with the first career touchdown pass to undrafted rookie Ben Sims, brought in off waivers from the rival Minnesota Vikings to provide depth in a thin tight end room. Harrison Butker knocked home a field goal for the Chiefs before Love connected with sophomore receiver Christian Watson, who has quickly become a major presence in the Green Bay depth chart. All the Chiefs could do was carry another field goal into halftime, trailing the Packers 14-6 going into half time.
In the second half, the Chiefs started to show signs of life. Isaiah Pacheco ran in their first TD (with a missed 2-point conversion) before Love connected with Watson for his second touchdown reception of the game. The Chiefs would go on to score on a Noah Gay touchdown haul before the Packers would put up 2 more field goals to end the game.
The Chiefs offense would go back to their struggles despite a good week last week and will look to improve against the Buffalo Bills at home on Sunday. The Packers go to New York to face the Giants in a game they should be able to comfortably win. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)