Nov 08, 2021 1:02 PM

Chiefs lean on special teams, defense in Sunday win over Packers

Posted Nov 08, 2021 1:02 PM

St. Joseph Post

(AP) - Patrick Mahomes threw for 166 yards and a touchdown as the Kansas City Chiefs held off Jordan Love and the Packers 13-7 on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

Love started in place of Aaron Rodgers, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. Love responded by going 19 of 34 for 190 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

His TD pass to Allen Lazard with 4:49 left gave Green Bay a chance, but Mahomes threw a third-down completion to Tyreek Hill for a first down that helped the Chiefs (5-4) run out the clock.

"We got a couple of big plays on that last drive," Mahomes said. "We were able to get some completions and move the ball and get the first downs we needed to run the time out."

The loss ended Green Bay's seven-game win streak. The Packers (7-2) did all they could defensively, but their special teams were abysmal. Mason Crosby missed a field goal and had another one blocked. The Packers also gave up the ball on a punt-return miscue, then nearly did it again later on.

The Chiefs finished with just 237 yards of offense, but did not commit any turnovers.

"Offensively, we're not playing the way we want to or expect to," Mahomes says, "but, we're finding ways to get wins."

The win Sunday was Kansas City's 500th as a franchise. 

The Chiefs head to Vegas for a key divisional showdown with the Raiders this Sunday night at 7:20 central. The game will be carried live on KFEQ Radio (680 AM, 95.3 FM) and Q Country 92.7 FM in St. Joseph.