Kansas City Chiefs: Mahomes versus Rodgers Matchup Is No More?

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers meets with quarterback Patrick Mahomes (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers meets with quarterback Patrick Mahomes (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /

On Tuesday Morning news broke about the starting quarterback of the Green Bay Packers.  According to ESPN,  Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19. A significant letdown for NFL fans in general; these are two of the top quarterbacks in the league. For Chiefs fans, it is an excellent sight, not because Rodgers has COVID, but because Green Bay will be facing a quarterback who has a rating of 37.8, a completion percentage of 71.4, only 68 passing yards, and 0 touchdowns.

This will put an exciting twist on the game since 2020 MVP Aaron Rogers will be sidelined.  October 27th, 2019, Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers were supposed to play against each other, but with Mahomes injured knee, the Chiefs had to settle for backup quarterback Matt Moore.  The Packers would win 31-24 on Sunday Night Football.

Whatever happens this Sunday, the Chiefs must come out on the winning end if they want continued hopes of turning their season around. I am anxious to see how Love plays, considering he has no regular season starts.  A key for the Chiefs is to play their style of football and not worry about who the starting quarterback is.

Just Another Football Game for the Chiefs?

This is another football game and head coach Andy Reid always says he looks forward to the challenge of playing said football team.  In this case, the Packers. No matter what week it is in the NFL someone is always going to give you their best shot. I was honestly surprised that the Chiefs were even 1.5 point favorites with Rodgers in there.  With Aaron Rogers sitting out the odds adjusted accordingly and are at -7.5 Chiefs.  These odds make it challenging for the home team.

Pressure on the Chiefs in Week 9?

This game was loaded with hype and excitement.  I am sure that it would have been a great, fun filled game with Rodgers playing against Mahomes, but if it has to be Love and Mahomes, then so be it. It will be a much anticipated game anyway because every game from here on out for the Chiefs.  The schedule continues to get harder with games against the likes of the Dallas Cowboys, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angels Chargers, and Cincinnati Bengals.

Chiefs Get Back to Their Winning Ways

The Chiefs current record stands at 4-4.  Any loss from now until the end of the regular season, is a must win. I understand that may sound stern, as I  assess this team going forward, I hope, and I am sure every fan hopes that they get back to their winning ways. Back to the winning ways fans are used to during the Mahomes’ era.  One way to accomplish this task is to eliminate the turnovers.  If the Packers force turnovers, and  Jordan Love takes advantage of those turnovers, the Chiefs will have wasted a golden opportunity to capitalize on opportunities.

The goal should be for KC’s defense to take advantage of the young quarterback Jordan Love.  This is a game that the Chiefs should definitely win because Rodgers is out, or at least as fan we believe they should win. They should have won all the games they have lost this season. The reality is, they have not, so they must pick themselves up and start doing the little things that got them there in the first place.