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The Green Bay Packers (13-1) lost for the first time in 364 days—a stretch of 20 games—as the Kansas City Chiefs pulled off the upset of the season Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, 19-14.
Five observations from the Packers’ first taste of defeat since Week 15 of last season:
1. Playing perfect to end perfection
I said before the game that Kyle Orton would have to play a perfect game for the Chiefs to have a chance. He was about as close to perfect as you could ask for on Sunday, completing 23-of-31 passes for 299 yards. The key stat, however? Zero turnovers. Orton made all the easy throws and avoided that one game-changing giveaway.
The Chiefs offense did a fine job of hurting the Packers in the screen game early then picked apart the Packers’ zone after Dom Capers was forced to adjust. But even with the Chiefs’ offense rolling, there was anticipation for a turnover from the defense that could turn around the game. It never came. With the Packers offense struggling for the fi...
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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.
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...
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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…
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 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...
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...
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.
Whether it’s Rex Grossman for Kyle Orton or Craig Krenzel for Jonathan Quinn, a new starting quarterback usually elicits an automatic wave of enthusiasm and hope among Bears fans. But the likelihood that Josh McCown will replace Caleb Hanie for the game against the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday...
Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga may be unable to play this week because of a sprained left knee, and backup offensive lineman Derek Sherrod is recovering from surgery on his broken right leg. The Packers no longer are perfect after Sunday's loss at Kansas City, and their injuries are mounting0.