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Will The Packers Continue Running The Table?

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The Kansas City Chiefs will play the red hot Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium this weekend for the 14th game of the season. (Actually, 13-0 is hotter than red hot. That's near-historic levels in NFL history so they're hotter than red hot...whatever that is.)

The Packers are close to clinching the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs and when that happens there won't be anything to play for anymore this season -- other than an undefeated season, of course.

One of the questions that's been popping up lately is whether the Packers, like the 2009 Colts, should rest their starters down the stretch to prepare for the playoffs or go all in and try to finish undefeated. (I think this is a dumb argument -- of course every player wants to be on the greatest team of all time and finish undefeated.)

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy hasn't given his plan yet but ESPN's Rachel Nichols reports that the most popular vote among the players is to go for it all without resting any starters, which means the Chiefs should get the Packers best effort this weekend.

At 13-0, the Packers are huge favorites, even at Arrowhead, which could spell trouble for the Chiefs.

Because there's no way a 5-8 team can beat a 13-0 team, right? I wonder if that's ever happened before...