Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 12/17/11
GREEN BAY, Wis. The quarterback who stands in the way of the Green Bay Packers improving to 14-0 is new Kansas City Chiefs starter, Kyle Orton. This is the same Orton who led his Denver Broncos into Lambeau Field in Week 4, only to lose, 49-23, and eventually get released by the team in favor of a former Heisman Trophy winner who has a knack for miraculous comebacks.So if the Packers aren't exactly worried about Orton being the quarterback to give them their first loss in nearly an entire calendar year, perhaps it's with good reason."He's a good player, but he's not someone who's a dual-threat quarterback that you have to be up at night losing sleep over," nose tackle B.J. Raji said of Orton. "He's a good quarterback, can make all the throws, but nothing scares you from a dual-threat perspective."When asked which quarterbacks do keep him up at night, Raji named Michael Vick and Cam Newton because they "can run and pass the ball," while excluding the aforementioned new Broncos quarterback.The last time an NFL quarterback played against the same team twice in a season but for two different teams was 1998. Kerry Collins started for the Carolina Panthers against the Atlanta Falcons, then, after being acquired by the New Orleans Saints, played the Falcons again two months later.Even though Green Bay defensive coordinator Dom Capers was the head coach of the Panthers at that time, he was initially stumped when asked if he had ever seen this situation play out prior to Orton."Geez, I don't knowI can't recall," said Capers, before he was then told that it happened on his '98 Panthers team. "Oh, OK. How about that? That's a little bit of history there. I wouldn't have thought that."Orton was named the Chiefs' starter this week by interim head coach Romeo Crennel, following the Monday firing of Todd Haley. The only hesitation Crennel had in promoting Orton was a finger injury Orton suffered two weeks earlier in his first pass as a member of the Chiefs.Had Orton been unable to start, Crennel still planned to bench Tyler Palko who led Kansas City to a 1-3 record in his last four starts while throwing two touchdown passes and seven interceptions. Crennel would have then started fifth-round pick Ricky Stanzi.But after a full-participation practice on Friday, Orton is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Packers and will be Kansas City's starter barring a pregame setback.A Green Bay victory on Sunday would allow the Packers to clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC and home-field advantage through the playoffs. It would also give the Packers an 8-0 record away from Lambeau Field."You don't expect to go 8-0 on the road, even 7-1," Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said this week. "When you look at the schedule in the preseason, you'd like to win all of your home games and split on road, knowing how difficult it is in this league to win on the road. We've won some tough games on the road, and this would be no different."If the Chiefs are able to prevent the Packers from a perfect season, it would be a significant upset and defy nearly everything that has happened for both teams so far this season. Green Bay is the NFL's highest-scoring team at 35.8 points per game, while Kansas City ranks 31st at 13.3. The Packers' point differential the difference between how many points a team scores and what it gives up is plus-188, while the Chiefs have scored only a total of 173 points all season.But with an interim coach in place in Kansas City and a new quarterback taking the snaps, the uncertainty could potentially motivate the Chiefs and help them keep pace with Green Bay. At least that's how Rodgers is viewing it."I'm expecting them to play hard for (Crennel)," Rodgers said. "Also knowing that those guys will be playing for their own jobs and coaching for their own jobs, so the urgency level's going to go up it does, regardless of if you're playing for a playoff spot or playing for your own job at this point in the season. So, it's going to be us expecting a team to give us its best shot."The test for the Packers will be playing well despite several key injuries to starters, including leading receiver Greg Jennings (knee), leading tackler Desmond Bishop (calf) and possibly leading rusher, James Starks (questionable, kneeankle)."We're not going to be as healthy as I thought we would be by this time," coach Mike McCarthy said.Follow Paul Imig on Twitter
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