We expected the Kansas City Chiefs to lose to the Green Bay Packers. And they did.
Who is at fault for the Chiefs loss?
Alex Smith: His final numbers don't look bad - 24-of-40 for 290 yards - but he was a problem, especially in the first half. He couldn't get the ball away fast enough. He had constant pressure but that's nothing new. He threw an awful interception deep in his own territory. The stats don't tell the story on Smith. It was worse than what the numbers say.
Offensive line: Oh boy. They weren't very good either. Eric Fisher played better than Jah Reid, maybe? That's part of the problem - I can't answer that definitively.
Chiefs CBs: Not throwing Marcus Peters of Phillip Gaines in here. Marcus Cooper was lit up early and had a major mistake with an illegal contact penalty on a play where the Chiefs forced a turnover. That could have changed everything about this game. Tyvon Branch was thrown into an impossible situation as he had to play nickel after the Chiefs lost Gaines to an injury.
Play calling: Maybe it's not all Alex Smith's fault. Maybe those play calls on 3rd and 15 really did call for a short pass to the flat.
Andy Reid: A separate section for the head coach that's not specific to just play calling. Andy Reid is responsible for everything on game day, as he told the media in his postgame press conference. So when the Chiefs get down by three scores in the first half, it's on him.
Aaron Rodgers: He's just too good. Simple as that.