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The Chiefs stunned the Packers with a 19-14 win on their home turf of Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City improves to 6-8 while Green's Bay bid for perfection is now over as they take their first loss of the season.
Quarterback Kyle Orton got the job done in his first start with the Chiefs as he completed 23 of 31 passes for 299 yards, with no touchdowns or interceptions. Thomas Jones led the running game with 48 yards on 15 carries, to go along with one catch for 27 receiving yards. Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe underperformed against a porous pass defense with just four catches four 49 yards, while tight end Leonard Pope was a big surprise as he led the team with two grabs for 72 yards.
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As expected, quarterback Kyle Orton will lead Kansas City into battle vs. Green Bay.
Orton has been a pretty good gunslinger over his career, and merits consideration as a flier for quarterback-needy fantasy owners in a good match-up vs. the Packers 31st ranked pass defense. Ortons presence bodes well for star receiver Dwayne Bowe as well.
As the Green Bay Packers continue their march towards their undefeated season, they come into Kansas City this week to face a Kansas City Chiefs team in flux with Romeo Crennel as the interim head coach. Crennel has stated this week that he wants to return to the head coaching ranks of the NFL, and he isn’t afraid of making some bold moves with the Chiefs.
Bears' season ended when they were unable to claim Orton on waiversPompei: The Bears' season didn't end Sunday. The season of this quarterback-cursed franchise ended on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. That's when Kyle Orton was awarded to the Chiefs.
Romeo Crennel hadn’t been a head coach since 2008. Lord knows when the last time he received a Gatorade bath.
All that changed Sunday when Crennel’s Chiefs took down the undefeated defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers 19-14. In just one afternoon, the Chiefs put their names back in the playoff race, found a quarterback, thrust Crennel’s name into the head coach...
So I’m looking at the Week 17 schedule, the final week of the season, and I’m thinking: NBC has to be eyeballing the Tim Tebow-Kyle Orton matchup for its flex game to primetime on Sunday night, Jan. 1.
OK, so you’ve heard this story before. And once again, much has to fall into place. But it’s possible the Broncos’ final game, which is currently scheduled to kick off at...
Kansas City’s win over the Packers may just transform the direction of the franchise for the next few years. Interim coach Romeo Crennel has a chance to earn the job outright. And Kyle Orton could find a home in Kansas City, if he keeps winning. “If we win these next two games with [Orton], and…
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers' perfect season came to a crashing halt on Sunday against the beleaguered Kansas City Chiefs, who rallied behind interim coach Romeo Crennel and new quarterback Kyle Orton to a shocking 19-14 victory.
Orton finished 23 of 31 for 299 yards in his first start for the Chiefs (6-8), who fired coach Todd Haley last Monday with the...
The Green Bay Packers' perfect season came to a crashing halt on Sunday against the beleaguered Kansas City Chiefs, who rallied behind interim coach Romeo Crennel and new quarterback Kyle Orton to a shocking 19-14 victory.
The Green Bay Packers' perfect season came to a crashing halt against the struggling Kansas City Chiefs, who had just fired their coach and were starting a new quarterback. Proof again that nothing can be taken for granted in the NFL. Kyle Orton threw for 299 yards to outduel Aaron Rodgers, and the Chiefs rallied behind interim coach Romeo Crennel for a shocking 19-14 victory on Sunday that...
We handle the big injury stories Friday in the rumor mill. The rest goes right here, in America’s most enticing weekly segment about the injury report. 1. Here are the players were updated during the day on the rumor mill: Kevin Smith, Andre Johnson, Colt McCoy, Justin Tuck, and Kyle Orton. 2. The Eagles are ready…
What was so different Sunday? There was a change in attitude, belief and performance against the Green Bay Packers, and there are probably several reasons for that. One was that interim head coach Romeo Crennel reinvigorated a stagnant team. Another was the play of a legitimate NFL quarterback, Kyle Orton. That appeared to shake the Packers, and the Chiefs took advantage.