The Green Bay Packers case for perfection finally came to an end Dec. 18 against the Kansas City Chiefs, losing 14-19 in Arrowhead Stadium.
The Packers did not come to play, offensively or defensively. Normally only allowing 19 points in a game for the Packers should be good enough to win, but when they are being completely dominated in the time of possession and the receivers for quarterback Aaron Rodgers are dropping passes, things do not work the way they had been the first 13 games of the year.
Panic? Not yet. Concerned? Yes.
The reason is the injuries on the offensive line. Rookie tackle Derek Sherrod is done for the year and tackle Brian Bulaga is week-to-week at the moment with a knee sprain. They already do not have starting tackle Chad Clifton, but the good thing is, they have time to get healthy. So, please do not panic just yet. This is one game against a team which should be getting more credit then they have been after THEY BEAT the Packers.
The Chiefs defense was outstanding making Rodgers look human, which is a bad game for Rodgers standards. The point is, the Packers defense did nothing different this game minus forcing a big time turnover. While the Chiefs played keep-away and their defense constantly hit Rodgers. Give the Chiefs all the credit in the world, not only the team but their fans. The stadium was so loud, the atmosphere was playoff-like. They came to play and they beat the Packers.
The Packers are fine still, but they have some areas they need to continue to improve upon, but they had those areas to work on before this loss. Do not panic. 13-1 is not a bad record, in fact, they can still wrap up home-field throughout the playoffs. Do not panic, but be concerned. It’s one game.
About the Author
Written by Noah Hanstedt
Born and raised in the small town of Neenah, WI. Grew up watching Green Bay Packers football with my late father. Been writing about sports for 5 years now and hope to continue becoming a stronger writer and an even better man.