Today’s trip to Kansas City was supposed to be little more than a speed bump on Green Bay’s road to perfection. But someone forgot to tell the Chiefs that.
With Kyle Orton starting at quarterback for the first time, the Chiefs’ offense has been marching down the field efficiently against the Packers’ defense. And the Packers’ offense has been making mistakes and unable to produce any big plays.
The Chiefs lead 6-0 late in the second quarter, and it could easily be a lot worse for the Packers: Kansas City has driven deep into Green Bay territory three times but twice had to settle for field goals and once got stuffed on fourth-and-inches inside the 5-yard line.
These numbers are not misprints: Two and a half minutes before halftime, Orton is 13-for-18 for 149 yards, while Aaron Rodgers is 4-for-13 for 42 yards.
If Romeo Crennel wanted to make a statement that he deserves to be the Chiefs’ head coach on more than just an interim basis, he couldn’t have made much more of a statement than the way he prepared his team for today’s game against the best team in the league.