The Kansas City Chiefs have done what no one thought they could do: defeat the Green Bay Packers. In an incredible showing in Romeo Crennel’s first game as the head coach after supplanting Todd Haley, the Chiefs dominated the Green Bay Packers in every single area in today’s 19-14 win at Arrowhead Stadium.
For the Chiefs, they were finally able to move the ball on offense with Kyle Orton making his first start for the Chiefs. But the main story was Kansas City’s defense led by Tamba Hali who had three sacks on the day. Allen Bailey also had his first career sack for the Chiefs, who also had several pressures and hurries on Aaron Rodgers for all four quarters.
The Packers were uncharacteristically sterile on offense. They managed only 16 first downs to Kansas City’s 23. Rodgers went 17 of 35 for 235 yards and 1 touchdown. Meanwhile Orton went 23 of 31 for 299 yards. Leonard Pope was the Chiefs leading receiver with 72 yards on 2 catches.
The Chiefs now move to 6-8 on the season and face the Broncos and Raiders in their final two games as they hope to move to .500 and make a statement in their final three games. Certainly they made their loudest one this year at Arrowhead today.