The Green Bay Packers roll into Arrowhead Stadium for a Week 8 game with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football. The game will start at 7:20 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) and will be carried by NBC-TV — locally on KSHB/41.
The Chiefs lead the AFC West with a 5-2 record and are coming off a 30-6 primetime home victory over the Denver Broncos a week ago Thursday. That win broke a two-game losing streak against the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans and was the Chiefs’ most lopsided win of the season. The Packers lead the NFC North with a 6-1 mark and are also following their most lopsided victory of 2019: a 42-24 home victory over the Oakland Raiders.
Chiefs quarterback (and reigning NFL MVP) Patrick Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap during the second quarter of the victory over Denver. Career backup Matt Moore took over and is expected to start against the Packers. It will be his first NFL start since October of 2017. Moore’s career record as a starter is 15-15.
Two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers is in his twelfth year as Green Bay’s starter — his fifteenth with the team. In 2019, he’s thrown for 2,019 yards and 13 touchdowns — with only two interceptions — and is coming off an incredible performance against the Raiders in which he was 25 of 41 with 429 yards and five touchdowns. It was the first game in Rodgers’ long career where he achieved a perfect passer rating of 158.3.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid just had his 200th career regular-season win as a head coach, becoming only the eighth coach in NFL history to reach that plateau. He is now in his 21st NFL season as a head coach — his seventh with the Chiefs. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is in his rookie season as an NFL head coach after spending 10 years as an NFL assistant coach.
The best-known game between these two teams is probably the first AFL-NFL Championship following the 1966 season — which would eventually be known as Super Bowl I. That day, Vince Lombardi’s Packers defeated Hank Stram’s Chiefs 35-10. The two clubs have met in the regular season only 11 times since then — most recently in 2015, when the Packers beat the Chiefs 38-28 in Green Bay. The last time the two teams met in Arrowhead, the Chiefs — playing their first game under interim head coach Romeo Crennel — handed the Packers a 19-14 loss, which turned out to be Green Bay’s only loss of the season.
Nuts and bolts
Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Playing surface: Natural grass
Game time: 7:20 p.m. Arrowhead Time, Sunday, October 27, 2019
Parking lots open: 2:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time
Stadium gates open: 5:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time
Road construction note: The Missouri department of Transportation has commenced a multi-year construction project on sections of I-435 and I-70. Be advised that there will be detours on game day at the I-435 and I-70 Interchange for travelers on southbound I-435 toward Arrowhead Stadium. Complete information regarding detours and construction plans can be found at modot.org/node/16145 and modot.org/i-435-and-i-70-interchange.
Matchup history: 7-3-1 (regular season)
Odds: Packers -3.5
Officials: Referee Bill Vinovich (52), umpire Bruce Stritesky (102), down judge Phil McKinnely (110), line judge Mark Perlman (9), field judge Mearl Robinson (31), side judge Gary Cavaletto (60), back judge Steve Patrick (17), replay official Mark Butterworth and replay assistant Alton James, Jr.
Arrowhead Pride Tailgate: with Pete Sweeney and Kent Swanson, 5:20 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) on 610Sports and 610Sports.Radio.com.
Arrowhead Pride Post-game Show: with Pete Sweeney and Jay Binkley, immediately following the game on 610Sports and 610Sports.Radio.com. Also available after its conclusion on the Arrowhead Pride Podcast Channel.
Online Stream: Fubo.TV
Chiefs Spanish radio broadcast: with Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso and Hannah Bassham on La Mega 100.5 FM and 1160 AM (Tico Sports)
Packers radio broadcast: with Wayne Larrivee and Larry McCarren on WTMJ-FM (103.3 FM-Milwaukee), WIXX (101.1 FM-Green Bay) and Packers Radio Network affiliates
Enemy SB Nation site: Acme Packing Company
Twitter: Arrowhead Pride
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