Found December 19, 2011 on Deadspin:
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Rodgers named Male Athlete of the Year

When Aaron Rodgers needs to rekindle the feelings that drove his rise from a junior college quarterback to Super Bowl MVP, he doesn't have to look too far. Rodgers held on to the many rejection letters he received from marquee college programs as he was coming out of high school. Even today, he leaves a few of them sitting out at his house. ''I chose the couple that...

Packers might learn you CAN win by losing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Chiefs' 19-14 victory over the undefeated Green Bay Packers on Sunday turned the NFL on its head, and now allow me to try to do the same. That loss could end up being the best thing that's happened to the Packers so far this season. It had been one day shy of exactly one year since Aaron Rodgers and his well-coached compadres last lost...

Quick Hitters about the Chiefs — Packers Game

Nice win, fellas.  Here’s a few notes I made during the game. It’s AMAZING how decent the Ch(i)efs offense looks between the 20s when there’s a QB under center who can

Chiefs deliver Packers first loss

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 team having lost five of its...

Potential NFC Championship Game At Lambeau Field Could Actually Help 49ers

The Green Bay Packers stunning loss to the Kansas City Chiefs has sent them into a downward spiral in power rankings lists across the country. Not Really. But they aren't undefeated anymore, and although they remain the clear favorite to take the NFC yet again, they have more weaknesses than you may think. The offensive line crumbled with injuries on Sunday, and Rodgers was...

Crennel, Chiefs show how it's done, but who else can do it?

In a copycat league, expect to see the Packers' playoff opponents take a page from the Chiefs' playbook in their quest to stop Aaron Rodgers and company.

Fantasy Football Week 16 Waiver Wire Options

This past Week 15 was quite a wacky one in the world of the NFL. The 72′ Miami Dolphins uncorked their champagne after the previously undefeated Packers lost to the Kyle Orton led Chiefs and Dan Orlovsky probably downed a couple of adult beverages himself after making sure he wouldn’t be part of a second 0-16 team as he led the winless Colts to their first victory of the year...

Packers' Bid For Perfection Ends at Arrowhead

The Packers' bid for a perfect season ended at Arrowhead with a 19-14 loss to the Chiefs. Fantasy Spin: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was unstudly as he completed just 17 of 35 passes for 235 yards, with one touchdown against no interceptions. He also scored a rushing touchdown. With James Starks out, Ryan Grant led the ground attack with 66 yards on 12 carries, to go along with...

NFL Quarterback Rankings 1-49: From Rodgers To Palko

Note: these rankings are intended to gauge the overall effectiveness of NFL quarterbacks as players and have no relation to fantasy football. The Best To Ever Play The Game 1. Aaron Rodgers With a 123.3 passer rating through thirteen weeks, Rodgers is on pace to break Peyton Manning’s record of 121.1 for a season. Rodgers is also the league’s career leader in rating at 103...

Don't get carried away!

The Five-Point Blitz on the Chiefs has been a dreary business for most of this season, agreed? We want to assess what's going on with the team, and why but seven games in a row without more than one touchdown? That's a bit gruesome. Fortunately, there's some joy in the Chiefs Nation after this week's shock upset of the Packers. For once, there's a different...

Packers perfect season ends with 19-14 loss to KC

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 Worst Of Week Fifteen Vol.V

Somebody do a Mapquest for this town...I went to spend the holidays there What the ****?  How does a team roll through their season and then can't even beat the ******* Chiefs?  Whether you like the Packers or not is irrelevant because the '72 Dolphins are popping the champagne again and that makes us all losers.  LOSERS.  Can you believe that the perfect season was...
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