KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 18: Brandon Carr #39 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after a win against the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Kansas CIty, Missouri. The Chiefs defeated the Packers 19-14. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
(Editor's note: In case you missed the game....that is not a typo. The Chiefs really did beat Green Bay.)
We're going to play teacher and hand out grades after today's game.
Offense: B. The Chiefs did enough to win today (/Haleyism). They're still allergic to scoring touchdowns with only one touchdown in four possessions inside the Packers' 10-yard line. That said, the Chiefs moved the ball really well throughout the day and Kyle Orton in particular looked strong. Orton completed 23-of-31 passes for 299 yards and he (along with Leonard Pope) was instrumental in the Chiefs final scoring drive, which sealed the game. The Chiefs passing game seemed to be a legitimate threat, which we haven't seen in over a month.
Defense: A. A+ maybe. Terrific job against the best quarterback in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers didn't even reach 50 percent completion percentage and he consistently had someone in his face (like Tamba Hali). The Chiefs secondary also stepped up huge and didn't allow any killer plays.
Special Teams: B. Ryan Succop was obviously very good hitting four field goals (and 19 in a row overall) so that's why the Chiefs get a B. But they did have some issues early in the game on special teams -- 12 men on the field, 10 men on the field (which resulted in a timeout), running into the kicker...you can't do that against teams like the Packers (actually...apparently you can).
Grade the Chiefs performance against the Packers.
A (1358 votes)
B (565 votes)
C (11 votes)
D (0 votes)
F (1 vote)
1935 total votes