The Kansas City Chiefs have the privilege of playing the Green Bay Packers in Week 9 of the NFL season. Will the 3 keys determine this weekend’s outcome?
The Chiefs have had a rollercoaster type season. The erratic turnovers paired with the highlight reels. Many fans have held onto the ride and are ready to see this team play consistently, similar to a merry-go-round. The team is coming off of a nail-biter victory over the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. With a record of 4-4, they look to take on the Green Bay Packers in Week 9. For a Chiefs victory, they will need to focus on three keys.
Jordan Love Starting at Quarterback
The backup to Aaron Rogers is Jordan Love. Love was drafted by the Packers out of Utah State in 2020 with their 1st round pick No. 26. He has appeared in 2 games during his career in which he attempted 7 passes, 5 of those completed for 68 yards.
The Kansas City Chiefs have struggled on defense in 2021. Lack of pass rush and sacks has caused this defense to rank in the bottom of the NFL. The Chiefs have an opportunity to take advantage of an inexperienced quarterback and apply pressure. The Packers will look to lean on their veterans to assist with the young quarterback. Packers running back Aaron Jones could see an increase in carries. Running the football plays in favor of the Kansas City Chiefs leading tackler Nick Bolton. Bolton is a downhill, physical linebacker who has demonstrated he can play the gaps.
Bolton currently has 66 total tackles. He is ranked No. 12 in the NFL in total tackles. If the Chiefs can manage the running attack and force Jordan Love to throw the football it could end well for the Kansas City Chiefs.