KC Chiefs: Game Against Packers Is A Must Win


The KC Chiefs dropped their first game of the year on Thursday, and now they face going under .500 for the first time this season.

When the Chiefs‘ schedule came out this year, a lot of people looked at the Green Bay Packers game as a loss. I don’t blame them.

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Green Bay has one of the most potent offenses in the NFL while also having a good pretty good defense. Year in and year out they are considered Super Bowl favorites. Heck, if they would’ve caught an onside kick last year in the NFC championship, we might have been talking about them as the defending champs.

After the devastating loss against Denver, the Kansas City Chiefs need this game to be a statement win.

If in fact Kansas City loses this game, it will not mean that the season is over. If they win, it will go a long way as far as confidence is concerned.

If we are being completely honest, the KC Chiefs should be 2-0 right now.

This week is the best week to play Green Bay because they will be coming off a tough game against the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City is basically coming off a bye week. Eleven days is a long time to prepare for an opponent.

With all that unraveled last Thursday night, there is no question the Chiefs will be psyched up and ready to battle at the legendary Lambeau Field.

If we are being completely honest, the KC Chiefs should be 2-0 right now. They played some great defense last week, special teams was great as always, and the offense moved the ball, but had trouble with five turnovers.

Five turnovers are completely unacceptable. Frankly, it is amazing that Kansas City even had the lead for pretty much the entire game.

Don’t expect the Chiefs to commit that many turnovers against Green Bay either. Alex Smith never turns the ball over like he did on Thursday. He takes care of the ball better than just about everyone in the NFL (almost to a fault).

Charles has a better chance to break a run for a long touchdown more than he fumbles the ball. After hearing his post game comments against Denver, he will take very good care of that football.

Kansas City’s defense should play great as normal. The front seven is so reliable, and the secondary has shown insane progress.

Marcus Peters has shown his star potential and I believe will win Defensive Rookie Of The Year. He had an interception in his first two games (including a pick six on Thursday night) and has played great defense on the opposing team’s number one receiver.

All in all, a win against Green Bay would be huge. Being 2-1 would be huge. I expect Denver to beat Detroit next week and the San Diego Chargers game vs Minnesota seems to be a toss-up.

It is still very early in the season, but assuming Denver wins, it would be extremely nice to only be a game back of the division lead.

Next week, I expect Andy Reid to have Alex Smith target Jeremy Maclin a great deal. He hasn’t had that breakout game just yet, so you should expect Reid to get him involved a bit more this week. Kansas City has already established Jamaal Charles and Travis Kelce this season, so it only makes sense that it is now Maclin’s turn.

It will be fun to watch the Chiefs at Green Bay on Monday Night Football. They will be extremely amped up and will avenge the loss from last Thursday.

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