KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs used an almost flawless game plan, and in the process shocked much of the NFL by taking down the previously unbeaten defending Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead on Sunday afternoon 19-14.
The Chiefs used four Ryan Succop field goals and a fourth quarter touchdown run by Jackie Battle to account for the scoring, but it was a Chiefs defense that continually kept the Packers offense off-balance that sealed the deal. The Packers’ winning streak was snapped at 19 games dating back to last season, with quarterback Aaron Rogers completing just 17 of 35 passes for 235 yards and one touchdown.
Tamba Hali and the Chiefs pass rush kept Rodgers off-balance for most of the game. Hali finished with three sacks on the day.
The Chiefs were playing their first game with Romeo Crennel as interim head coach after the firing of Todd Haley. Kyle Orton got the start at quarterback and engineered an offensive game plan to near perfection, finishing 23 of 31 for 299 yards in his first start for the Chiefs (6-8).
The Packers (13-1) have still not solidified home field advantage in the playoffs, or clinched their division title. It was the Packers' first loss since Dec. 19, 2010, at New England.