Chiefs vs. Packers: Super Bowl I Teams to Meet on Monday Night Football from The Mothership
The game will be a rematch of Super Bowl I, which saw the National Football League Packers beating the American Football League Chiefs 35-10 in the then-dubbed "AFL-NFL World Championship Game."
10 Takeaways from Chiefs Media Availability on Thursday from The Mothership
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid opened up the press conference by addressing the upcoming opponent.
"We look forward to the challenge of playing the Green Bay Packers," he said. "We know they're a good football team. We'll have a good week of preparation to get ourselves ready to play against, like I said, a good football team."
With penalties seemingly up, Reid said the Chiefs need to stay focused on their own game.
"We just have to stay as disciplined as we possibly can. We've had our share. We have to take care of business there and again, that's where you start."
ESPN and Pro Football Focus both separately recognized Chiefs rookies
Marcus Petersand Mitch Morseon Thursday in early NFL rookie rankings.
First, ESPN NFL and college draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. released his rankings, placing Peters first and Morse third on a list of 20 rookies.
Quarterback Chase Daniel gave Taylor Swift a Chiefs Jersey Tuesday Night from The Mothership
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift performed at the Sprint Center in Kansas City as part of her 1989 World Tour on Tuesday night, and following the concert, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chase Daniel apparently gave Swift a Chiefs jersey.
Week 3: Thursday injury report from Chiefs Digest
Nine players appear on the initial injury report and all practiced fully in pads Thursday.
Of note on the list are right tackle Eric Fisher (ankle) and guard Jeff Allen (knee), and Fisher is on track to potentially return to the starting lineup in Week 3.
What Smith didn't see until he went through video review with his coaches later: Travis Kelce was left uncovered by the Broncos and would have scored a touchdown. Kelce's defender went to cover Maclin instead.
"I would have loved to have seen that," Smith said. "It was a bang-bang play. It was kind of snap, ball out. I was just trying to get it to him quick so he could make a play there."
Paths of Chiefs QB Alex Smith, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers cross again from Chiefs Digest
It's been quite a journey for both men since that day at draft headquarters in New York when Smith was grabbed by San Francisco with the first choice and Rodgers was forced to wait through 23 more picks before the Green Bay Packers called his name.
They hold very different standings 10 years later.
Rodgers is considered one of the two or three best quarterbacks in the league, with a pair of MVP honors and remarkable career numbers in completion percentage (66 percent), touchdown passes (231), lack of interceptions (57) and passer rating (106.4).
Eric Berry received the loudest ovation of any Kansas City Chiefs player during pregame introductions for last week's home opener against the Denver Broncos but he'll have to accept that on faith. Berry seemed to revel in the moment, but said he isn't sure whether he did or not.
"I don't know," Berry said as the Chiefs began their preparations for Monday night's game against the Packers in Green Bay. "I blacked out. I don't even remember it. There were just so many emotions."
"It was tough," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday during a media conference call. "The whole sideline, I think when everybody realized what happened, it definitely affected our football team. I think we had a bit of a hangover going into the following week against the Eagles here in the preseason."
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers agreed during his media conference call, adding defenses have adjusted to Nelson's absence.
"We're 2-0, but it's tough to replace a guy like that, who does so many different things," Rodgers said. "We're seeing some different type of defenses because he's out. Teams obviously paid pretty high attention to where 87 was at all times."
Wide receivers take on supporting role for Chiefs from The Associated Press via FS Kansas City
With running back Jamaal Charles and tight end Travis Kelce in feature roles, playing wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs these days requires checking the ego upon arrival.
Charles and Kelce have been targeted with 41 percent of passes thrown this season. Kelce leads the team with 164 receiving yards on 10 catches, and Charles -- along with 182 rushing yards -- has 48 receiving yards on nine catches.
"They let you know coming in the door you're not going to play receiver here unless you block," rookie wide receiver Chris Conley said Thursday, "because we have a stable of running backs, we have a run offense that's potent, and you want to get everything that you can out of it."
Chiefs look to snap Packers' win streak at storied Lambeau Field from Chiefs Digest
The Chiefs hope to get back on track following a disappointing Week 2 loss, and the quest starts on the road against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football.
A formidable task awaits the Chiefs (1-1), however, at storied Lambeau Field, where the Packers (2-0) have taken full advantage of home cooking with 10 straight wins, including the playoffs.
Green Bay's run during that 10-game span at Lambeau Field represents the longest active home winning streak in the NFL.
And to many around the league, the Packers' home stadium represents hallowed NFL ground.
The Game Plan: How to manage the Packers from Chiefs Digest
The Chiefs roster has a unique opportunity to alter the perception of fans across the country on Monday night.
Coach Andy Reid, the staff and his players need to learn some lessons from their prior game by finishing a game and execute every play as if it will decide the game.
That challenge begins Monday night against the Green Bay Packers in front of the country (screen grabs courtesy of NFL.com):
News now! Eddie Lacy improving, but will he play? from Packers.com
"I think the last three days have helped our whole football team. They're getting better," McCarthy said of Lacy and wide receiver Davante Adams, "but I don't have high expectations of them practicing today."
Third-string tailback Harris embracing potential opportunity against Kansas City Chiefs from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Engulfed by reporters — and microphones and cameras and step stools — Starks was invisible to the rest of the Green Bay Packers locker room, vanished behind an inquisitive media curtain.
A few feet to Starks' left, safely beyond the outermost reporter ripple, sat another player whose role has been jumpstarted. Inactive for the first two games of the season, third-string tailback Alonzo Harris is a virtual lock for the 46-man roster against the Chiefs. He spent time with the first-team offense Thursday and is eager to make his regular season debut Monday night.
"It's a lot more reps splitting between me and James," Harris said after Thursday's practice. "Just to have the opportunity is overwhelming itself, to be out on the field with the 1s. Just enjoying it right now, trying to learn, trying to be on the same page with the veterans."
The Packers are undefeated as we enter Week 3 of play. The pups, however, are 0-2! None of our pups have been able to correctly predict the winner of the Packers' matchups as of yet — so will their luck change this week?
Build in more travel time if you're heading to Lambeau Monday from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Monday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs is a gold package ticket, meaning many fans from the Milwaukee area will be ducking out of work early and traveling north on I-43 and I-41 in time for the 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
Because of the start time there will be a lot of commuter traffic that's not normally seen for Sunday games. And it takes longer to get inside Lambeau Field now with increased security measures.
Oh, and there's construction, too.
It should come as no surprise then that Matthews, who led the Packers with 11 sacks last season, hasn't sniffed a sack yet this year. In two games this year, Matthews has rushed the quarterback on less than 24 percent of his snaps, according to ProFootballFocus.com. He did so on only two of the Packers' 60 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Seattle Seahawks.
So what is Matthews' role on this defense?
"I want to see Clay chase after the guy with the football," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday.
Latest Baalke misfire: Bypassing top CB from The San Francisco Examiner
Did it occur to Trent Baalke, sitting stone-faced in the press box in Pittsburgh, that by drafting a so-far-pedestrian project named Arik Armstead with his only first-round selection, he passed on a potential All-Pro cornerback in Marcus Peters?
The same Marcus Peters who grew up in Oakland? The same Marcus Peters who was snatched one slot after Armstead, at No. 18, by the Kansas City Chiefs, who wisely ignored a tiff he had with his college coach? The same Marcus Peters who already might be the league's top defensive rookie, with a pick-six of Peyton Manning among his two interceptions?
Von Miller questions some penalty calls vs. Kansas City from The Denver Post
In the second quarter, Miller was called for unnecessary roughness after he ran through the line of scrimmage to tackle Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith after a false start by Chiefs lineman Donald Stephenson.
"I think that was just a bad call," Miller said. "I would like people to perceive our aggressiveness by the way we run to the ball, by the way we hit, our personality on the field. All that extra stuff, that's unnecessary. I think the flags were unnecessary, too, but that's just part of it."
Vikings to Install Lactation Booths at Chiefs Game from Athletic Business
The Minnesota Vikings will become the first NFL franchise to install Mamava lactation suites at the Oct. 18 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the team announced Tuesday.
The Vikings plan to install four Mamava suites in 2015. There will be two in the Vikings corporate offices and another pair at TCF Bank Stadium.
Cobb said he would not get into details but added that "it's not where I want it to be."
It was hard to tell that based on his performance in Sunday's win over the Seattle Seahawks. Cobb caught eight passes for 116 yards a week after he was clearly limited against the Bears in the season opener, when he had just five receptions for 38 yards (with a touchdown).
Cobb did not appear to play as cautiously or protect his shoulder as much in Week 2, which bodes well for the Packers heading into Monday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
NFL Week 3 Preview: Winless contenders face desperation from The Denver Post
Kansas City at Green Bay, 6:30 p.m., Monday, ESPN.
Not the NFL's best slate of games, but K.C.'s defense should give Aaron Rodgers and the Packers a formidable test. Rodgers hasn't thrown an interception at Lambeau Field since Dec. 2, 2012. Chiefs rookie cornerback Marcus Peters has a pick-six in every NFL game he's played. Somebody's streak will be broken Monday.
JP: After Week 1, who is a team you think has a shot to make the Super Bowl and who is a team you were most surprised with?
SY: I think Green Bay showed that even without Jordy Nelson they're still pretty tough. And I think Aaron Rodgers is the guy to beat in the NFC to get to the Super Bowl.
The surprise for me was the Kansas City Chiefs. If you remember, last year they couldn't complete a touchdown pass to a receiver. They were explosive, especially early in the game — creating turnovers and then capitalizing and scoring a bunch of points. I'm really interested in tonight's game against Denver if they will remain as explosive as they were offensively. That defense is great. That'd be one of my surprise teams.
The Packers continue their outstanding 2015 campaign with a win over a solid football team. You know Kansas City must be sick over dropping that "Thursday Night Football" contest last week. Of course, how a team is even in a game, much less in position to win, after turning the ball over five times and reaching the end zone on just one of four trips inside the 20 -- as the Chiefs did in that loss -- is anyone's guess. Alex Smith and company can ill afford such a faulty offensive performance at Lambeau. Aaron Rodgers has merely picked up where his 2014 MVP campaign left off: he's thrown 44 touchdown passes at home since last throwing a pick in Green Bay. Unreal.
This is one of many Super Bowl rematches this year, reuniting the teams that launched what would become an American holiday with Super Bowl I in 1967. Packers receiver Max McGee went on an all-night bender before the game. Then, when starter Boyd Dowler -- whom McGee had reportedly told, "I hope you don't get hurt. I'm not in very good shape," -- got hurt in the first quarter, McGee went out and posted a 100-yard receiving game, including two scores, in Green Bay's 35-10 win. Let's hope my picks go as well after my Mountain Dew bender last night. #KCvsGB
NFL Picks, Week 3 from The Daily Gazette
Kansas City Chiefs at GREEN BAY PACKERS — The Chiefs are OK, but Green Bay? Green Bay looks awesome. They're my early Super Bowl pick.
Kansas City at Green Bay - If you're looking for the Packers to overlook KC after big win vs Seattle last week, forget it. Chiefs reeling after blown game vs Denver. They may not recover for a while. Pack wins 27-10.
Rob Lucas: Less research paying off with better picking from The Beloit Daily News
KANSAS CITY AT GREEN BAY: I would give the Chiefs a chance if this game wasn't in Lambeau, but sadly it is. The Chiefs are a solid team, but I don't see anybody beating Rodgers in Green Bay this year. PACKERS 31, CHIEFS 20.
NFL Hispanic Heritge Weekend Set for Telemundo & NBC Universo from Broadway World
An exciting weekend of NFL football is on the way at NBC Deportes: "Celebrando la Herencia Hispana" begins with a special show on Saturday, September 26 at 3:30PM/2:30C on Telemundo and continues with the Denver Broncos vs. the Detroit Lions game on Sunday the 27th at 8PM/7C/5P on NBC UNIVERSO...
...NBC Deportes' Daniela Rodríguez interviews Cairo Santos of the Kansas City Chiefs, whose ancestry is Brazilian.