It's the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers for Monday Night Football. The Chiefs are 1-1 on the season while the Packers are 2-0 for the year. The Chiefs are looking for the upset at Lambeau Field as the Packers are a 6.5-point favorite. The Chiefs have the defense to keep this game respectable. Perhaps they could even go for the upset if a few things turn their way.
The Chiefs are coming off a painful loss to the Broncos which saw Denver score the winning touchdown in the final seconds of the game after an inexplicable Jamaal Charles fumble. The Chiefs are looking to right the ship after a loss like that. Unfortunately, Lambeau Field is one of the hardest places in the NFL to play.
The Chiefs, oddly, are undefeated at Lambeau (3-0) but that's not an indication of who Aaron Rodgers is at home. The Packers QB is a freak of nature who hasn't thrown an interception at home since 2012. Marcus Peters, on the other hand, has two interceptions in his first two games. Who wins this battle?
The Chiefs need to win so they can be 2-1. Starting 1-2 would be difficult for a team who has already given away one home game to London. The Chiefs were a 9-win team last year and I'm not sure that will be enough this year (it wasn't last year).
To win this game, the Chiefs need to pressure Aaron Rodgers, stand strong in coverage and come up with a turnover or two. They need some things to go their way. I am predicting a 27-21 Packers victory. I believe the Chiefs can keep it close in the fourth quarter but Rodgers is too much, especially at home. Find the rest of our Chiefs-Packers predictions here.
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Nuts and bolts
Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Game time: Monday, September 28, 7:30 p.m. (Arrowhead Time)
TV channel: ESPN / KMBC (Do I get the game?)
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass (Live audio, replay after it's over) | WatchESPN, Verizon NFL Mobile
Radio: 101.1 The Fox (Mitch Holthus and Len Dawson) | Full listings
Odds: Packers are 6.5-point favorites
Matchup history: Chiefs lead 7-3-1 (all-time), 3-0 (at Lambeau)
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden Lisa Salters (sideline)
Enemy blog: Acme Packing Company
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Chiefs regular season schedule
Week 1: @ Houston Texans (W: 27-20)
Week 2: Denver Broncos (L: 31-24)
Week 3: @ Green Bay Packers (MNF, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., ESPN)
Week 4: @ Cincinnati Bengals (Oct. 4, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 5: Chicago Bears (Oct. 11, 12 p.m., Fox)
Week 6: @ Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 18, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 7: Pittsburgh Steelers (Oct. 25, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 8: Detroit Lions (London, Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m., Fox)
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: @ Denver Broncos (Nov. 15, 3:25 p.m., CBS)
Week 11: @ San Diego Chargers (SNF, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., NBC)
Week 12: Buffalo Bills (Nov. 29, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 13: @ Oakland Raiders (Dec. 6, 3:05 p.m., CBS)
Week 14: San Diego Chargers (Dec. 13, 12 p.m, CBS)
Week 15: @ Baltimore Ravens (Dec. 20, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 16: Cleveland Browns (Dec. 27, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 17: Oakland Raiders (Jan. 3, 12 p.m., CBS)