Derrick Johnson Makes History, Becomes Chiefs All-Time Leading Tackler from The Mothership
Derrick Johnsonneeded just 5 tackles against the Green Bay Packers to become the Chiefs all-time leading tackler, passing former great Gary Spani's previous record of 999.
Johnson broke the record with a tackle of running back James Starks midway through the third quarter.
"It's going to speak for itself," Johnson said this week of the record. "It's going to answer the questions if you're questioning if I'm tough, if I'm consistent and if I'm reliable. It's a blessing just to get to that point where you say, 'Man, I have a chance to be at the top of that list.'
"Regardless of how many years I've been here, I get the chance to be at the top of that list. That's pretty awesome."
Game Recap: Packers Defeat Chiefs, 38-28, on Monday Night Football from The Mothership
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for 333 yards and 5 touchdowns as the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 38-28, on Monday Night Football from Lambeau Field.
The Packers opened scoring early in the first quarter when Rodgers connected with wide receiver Ty Montgomery for an 8-yard touchdown to make it 7-0.
They added to the lead on their next possession.
Chiefs vs. Packers: 12 Observations from The Mothership
Alex Smith and Jeremy Maclin find groove in second half
Much has been made about the Chiefs not having a touchdown from a receiver for a while, and that ended on Monday night as Alex Smith found Jeremy Maclin late in the third quarter for the 5-yard touchdown pass.
Maclin was targeted twice but didn't have a reception in the first half. He came back in a big way in the second half as he had 8 receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown in the final 30 minutes of the game.
The hookup brought the score to 31-14.
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Aaron Rodgers rips Chiefs defense for five TD passes in Packers' 38-28 victory from Chiefs Digest
The Green Bay quarterback threw five touchdown passes and picked apart the K.C. defense, throwing for 333 yards and completing 68.6 percent of his passes. Rodgers became the first opposing quarterback in 23 games to surpass 300 passing yards against the Chiefs defense.
Now 1-2 on the season, the Chiefs are on the road again next weekend against the 3-0 Bengals in Cincinnati. They will have to play much better in all three phases of the game if they expect to finish the first quarter of the 2015 season with a .500 record.
Packers move to 3-0 as Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb connect for 3 TDs from ESPN
Green Bay built a 38-14 lead early in the fourth quarter before withstanding a late rush by Jamaal Charles and the Chiefs.
Charles rushed for three touchdowns for Kansas City (1-2), which followed its stunning, last-minute loss at home to Denver with a respectable fourth-quarter effort at raucous Lambeau Field.
Chiefs QB Alex Smith's seven times sacked headline Week 3 lows from Chiefs Digest
The offensive line crumbled under pressure. Smith was sacked seven times, two of those coming back-to-back in the third quarter. Smith, who was sacked a career-high 45 times in 2014, is on pace to be sacked 69 times this season, after being sacked twice at Houston, four times against Denver and seven times at Green Bay. If the 69 number holds throughout the season, Smith will be third all-time in times sacked during a single season.
The Chiefs defense as a whole could not stop quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense. Rodgers' passer rating was 138.5; a perfect rating is 158.3. For context, a perfect QBR has been achieved 52 times since 1971. Also, Rodgers threw for 333 yards. The last time the Chiefs allowed a single quarterback to throw for more than 300 yards was on Jan. 4, 2014, when Colts quarterback Andrew Luck passed for 443 yards.
Rodgers takes advantage, both long and short from ESPN
Give Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers an opening, and he'll try his hardest to take advantage of it.
The Kansas City Chiefs obliged by committing four penalties that gave Rodgers free plays (offside and 12 men on the field calls). On those four, Rodgers averaged 25.5 air yards per attempt.
He connected twice, once to James Jones for a 27-yard score in the second quarter and another to Jones for 52 yards in the fourth quarter, which led to a touchdown pass to Randall Cobb later in the drive.
Alex Smith failed to ignite Chiefs' passing game until too late from ESPN
Even when he did have time, Smith completed just one pass longer than 9 yards before the Packers had built a 24-point lead midway through the third quarter. Smith didn't complete a pass to a wide receiver until late in the third quarter, when he found Jeremy Maclin for a 31-yard gain. Two plays later, Maclin scored the Chiefs' first touchdown by a wide receiver in 18 games on a 5-yard catch.
Smith and Maclin connected on a 61-yard pass in the fourth quarter. But even a couple long passes and a touchdown were little consolation for the Chiefs.
Notebook: Andy Reid invokes ‘my responsibility' for Chiefs' 38-28 loss to Packers from Chiefs Digest
Chiefs coach Andy Reid isn't one to talk a lot during press conferences even when he is in a good mood.
Now imagine what it's like when Reid is in a bad mood.
Reporters got a taste of that disposition following the Chiefs' 38-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Monday Night Football.
A visibly upset Reid, as shown in a video on the Chiefs' website, took center stage during his postgame media session and fielded the first question surrounding the loss.
Jeremy Maclin scores first TD by Chiefs WR since 2013 campaign from ESPN
Maclin had been shut out for the night until two plays before his touchdown, when he caught a 31-yard pass from Smith for his longest gain of the season.
Before Maclin's score, Dexter McCluster was the last receiver to score a regular-season touchdown for the Chiefs; he scored on a pass from Chase Daniel on the final day of the 2013 season.
Derrick Johnson becomes Chiefs' all-time tackles leader from Chiefs Digest
"We got in a hole early," Johnson told reporters. "If you get in a hole early against that kind of team you don't give yourself a very good chance to win. Even though we battled back at the end, you can't come out like we did."
For now, Johnson will deal with the pain of the loss with his teammates as the Chiefs (1-2) look to rebound in Week 4 on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals (3-0).
But his name if now etched in the Chiefs' record book, and that's something to not forget about.
"God gets all the glory for helping me get to this point," Johnson said. "But right now it's bittersweet."
Sam Mellinger: Blame this loss to Packers on Chiefs' highly paid quarterback, Alex Smith from The Kansas City Star
Metaphorically speaking, the Chiefs showed up to a job interview drunk, lost, and wearing only jorts.
They weren't ready for an important moment, and at times looked only vaguely like they knew it was an important moment. This was supposed to be a chance for them to see how they measured against one of the NFL's better teams, but instead turned into a nationally televised embarrassment.
Alex Smith, who is being paid top-tier quarterback money and is bound to the Chiefs through at least next season, deserves every bit of criticism coming his way.
His team lost 38-28 to the Packers here at Lambeau Field on Monday, and that score is unnecessarily generous to the Chiefs.
The problem? The Kansas City Chiefs are a dink-and-dunk team that can't ... dunk from Warpaint Illustrated
They didn't lay down. Of course, they didn't really show up. But they didn't lay down. If they gave points for pride, the Kansas City Chiefs might've covered.
But they don't, and when Aaron Rodgers throws for five scores and toys with you the way a cat toys with a mouse before biting its little head off, sympathy is in short supply.
Which is doubly true when — down 17 with time expiring — you tuck and run at midfield and slide for nothing instead of, you know, flinging up a prayer.
Lawrence Tynes mocks Alex Smith as ‘check down master' from Larry Brown Sports
The Kansas City Chiefs put on nothing short of a pitiful performance on national TV against the Green Bay Packers, opening them up criticism from all angles. One of the harshest — and funniest — sources of criticism came from former NFL kicker Lawrence Tynes, who played for the Chiefs from 2004-2006.
Tynes unloaded on KC quarterback Alex Smith, calling him a "check down master" over Twitter:
Former Chiefs Fullback Tony Richardson Talks Music, Madonna & Mark Sanchez Rap Skills from Billboard
Former Pro-Bowler Tony Richardson may no longer be suiting up for the gridiron, but that doesn't mean his pregame playlist game has declined.
Richardson, who cemented his legacy as one of the NFL's best fullbacks during stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Jets, was on hand at last week's NFL Style Showdown (Sept. 24) to share his best game day fashion tips -- and talk a little about how his music taste has evolved.