Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 12/18/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kansas City Chiefs shocked the world with an impressive 19-14 win over the previously undefeated Green Bay Packers. Green Bay’s 19 game winning streak came to a screeching halt with a lot of credit due to the’ Chiefs defense who put forth an inspiring effort.

Not only did the Packers receive their first L on the season, linemen Bryan Bulaga and Derek Sherrod went down with injuries, further hurting an already weak offensive line.

Yes, the Packers can no longer have an unblemished season, but maybe a loss helps their quest for back-to-back Super Bowls.


The first half was by far the worst half the Packers have played in an entire calender year (Green Bay went 364 days without a loss). They were shut out for the first time this season and probably should have been down by more than six if it wasn’t for a lackluster red-zone offense from the Chiefs.

For you Packers fans out there, I wouldn’t go into panic mode because guess what, the Packers still own the NFL’s best record and have the inside track on gaining home-field advantage in the playoffs. Look at the loss to the Chiefs as a wake-up call and an opportunity to see their flaws.

Green Bay needs a lot of help on the offensive line as the unit did yield four sacks, a number which could have very easily been higher if not for Aaron Rodgers ability to avoid the occasional tackle for loss.

A lot of people want to claim Rodgers had a bad game, but I wouldn’t go that far. Most of his throws were on target and he did what he needed to do to keep the Packers in the game. If there is any blame to be given out (excluding the offensive line), it should go to receivers dropping balls and a defense allowing a bad Chiefs offense to do whatever they wanted at times.

While it hurts to watch the Packers miss out on the rare undefeated season, I wouldn’t look at the loss as a significant negative in an already historical season in Green Bay. The Packers will surely learn from their mistakes and I wouldn’t expect them to look that bad in any games in the near future. Yes, the 1972 Miami Dolphins are popping the champagne, but with today’s media, did the Packers really want all the pressure that comes with an undefeated season.

Expect the Packers to look extra sharp against a struggling Chicago Bears team on Christmas Day!

Do you agree with me or do you think the Packers are in trouble after the loss to the Chiefs? Let me know by commenting below!

Nick Grays is a senior writer at the Sports Bank where he covers the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, and Milwaukee Brewers. He also enjoys to share Fantasy Advice from time-to-time. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here or visit his blog Nick Knows Best.

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