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Orton-led Chiefs posing a problem for perfect Packers

Morgan Burnett, Kyle Orton AP

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.

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39 Responses to “Orton-led Chiefs posing a problem for perfect Packers”
  1. packafan4life says: Dec 18, 2011 2:16 PM

    13 passes.. 5 drops for Arod and 6 points vs the last ranked defense. What a statement

  2. mancave001 says: Dec 18, 2011 2:16 PM

    Tebow

  3. axespray says: Dec 18, 2011 2:17 PM

    Did Finley set the record for most dropped passes for a first half in NFL history?

    Jordy running Curl Routes = Offensive PI
    Fitzgerald body slamming Woodson = Clean play

    Cheifs front (tamba) are doing a great job thou…

    we gotta get our game on!
    c’mon Pack!

  4. eaglesandflyers says: Dec 18, 2011 2:17 PM

    “These numbers are not misprints”
    Wouldn’t be surprised, with this site.

  5. doggz109 says: Dec 18, 2011 2:18 PM

    The KC offense is TYPICAL Orton……lots of completions and lots of yards…..no POINTS.

    The real story is the KC defense that is doing a great job of shutting the Packers down. Hopefully Orton doesn’t blow it for them with an INT.

  6. ampatsisahypocrite says: Dec 18, 2011 2:18 PM

    Whatever the outcome, Packer fans will have to admit their guys are getting DOMINATED by the — seriously! — KC Chiefs.

  7. FinFan68 says: Dec 18, 2011 2:18 PM

    Romeo would get my vote as HC of the chiefs based upon this half alone

  8. musiccitymiracle says: Dec 18, 2011 2:19 PM

    Thanks goodness. Once KC wins, the media can stop showering so much attention on the Packers and finally focus on Tim Tebow ;)

  9. Mike Klingensmith says: Dec 18, 2011 2:20 PM

    Aaron Rodgers killing my Super Bowl hopes. :(

  10. bangithard says: Dec 18, 2011 2:27 PM

    one year ago, Peter King is talking about the HOF potential of J FINLEY.

    OVERRATED

    OVERRATED

    OVERRATED

    this guy will be out of the league in 2 years.

  11. 6ball says: Dec 18, 2011 2:29 PM

    .

    Memo to Chiefs : when it’s first and goal from the two, just kick the field goal. Why punish your fans?

    ..

  12. binarybulge says: Dec 18, 2011 2:30 PM

    KC is playing their rears off. I’m not going to take that away from them.

    Finley and his drops are continuing to frustrate. The guy is all yapper and no game. And what was with the phantom PI call on Nelson? I’m not one to complain about calls… bad calls go both ways during the course of the game, and this one alone has little to no bearing on the game… but that one was just horrible.

    It’s looking like Jennings is more valuable than people thought.

  13. j0esixpack says: Dec 18, 2011 2:35 PM

    Yep – looks like Crennel is serious about trying to earn the HC job… of course, 6 points is nothing for GB to cover in a few minutes.

  14. ampatsisahypocrite says: Dec 18, 2011 2:37 PM

    Wow axespray, after all the bad calls that went against the Giants when your Pack played them, I’d think you’d be quiet about refs.

  15. thelionsrgreat says: Dec 18, 2011 2:38 PM

    No true packer fan really cares about the outcome of this game. Winning is great, but the fact of the matter is they already won the division, and will have home field through out. Watching the game while waiting for my loins game, they are just flat, lots of dropped balls, plus my brother is a huge Packer fan. If they do lose, it will only motivate them more. Who would want that come playoff time?

  16. ghjjf says: Dec 18, 2011 2:39 PM

    Packers defense is overrated

  17. refwatcher says: Dec 18, 2011 2:41 PM

    Am I the only one who saw holding on GB in the endzone (2nd Quarter)? Obvious safety…

  18. sschmiggles says: Dec 18, 2011 2:44 PM

    Wonder if people will still thumb me down for saying the Chiefs have a pretty good defense, and that the Packers would miss Jennings.

  19. refwatcher says: Dec 18, 2011 2:52 PM

    3rd and 3 in the 3rd…obvious hold before Rogers’ pass…led to Packers’ TD.

  20. ampatsisahypocrite says: Dec 18, 2011 2:56 PM

    You’re right on both counts, refwatcher.

    Amazing how these Pack fans only see it one way…

  21. bobhk says: Dec 18, 2011 3:07 PM

    packafan4life says:
    Dec 18, 2011 2:16 PM
    13 passes.. 5 drops for Arod and 6 points vs the last ranked defense. What a statement
    ————-
    The real statement is Aaron Rodgers is 4-for-13 for 42 yards, in case you missed the obvious, you comprehension impaired.

  22. robertveit says: Dec 18, 2011 3:10 PM

    6ball says:
    Dec 18, 2011 2:29 PM

    .

    Memo to Chiefs : when it’s first and goal from the two, just kick the field goal. Why punish your fans?

    ———————————————————–

    It was 4th and inches from the two….not 4th and goal. I think after settling for the field goal twice in a row that it was worth the risk….try to keep the defense somewhat fired up

  23. refwatcher says: Dec 18, 2011 3:11 PM

    FYI, I like the Packers. I just want a clean game. Rogers and the Packers are obviously having a great year, but their perfect record is due in part to the NFL’s obvious decision to keep the story alive… It’s no secret that NBA rookies must earn calls. Unfortunately, struggling NFL teams are in the same boat. Refs favor better teams, period.

  24. justaintrightisit says: Dec 18, 2011 3:22 PM

    I do recall a good number of the Packer haters saying they won’t go undefeated because Rodgers is bound to have a bad game, well to me the last couple games including this one have not been real good and yet they are still winning these games and down by only 2 at this point in this game. As far as the Packers defense, yes they are terrible at giving up yards but they seem to do a pretty good job of keeping the opponents out of the end zone and limiting them to field goals while the Packer offense scores touchdowns.

    To me if they end up losing this game it is the perfect oppotunity for them to give a few guys a rest during the last 2 games of the season against some pretty tough defenses.

  25. jmsincla says: Dec 18, 2011 3:23 PM

    Tim who?

  26. steelersownyou says: Dec 18, 2011 3:37 PM

    Hahahaha. You know you have an awful defense when kyle orton throws for 300 yards against you! Good luck winning a super bowl with that crappy defense!

  27. imopen7 says: Dec 18, 2011 3:42 PM

    packers fans on here DURING a game? noooo way! they’re the bestest fans in the world. couldnt possibly showing attention to an electronic device during the game. loser cheese-dix.

  28. humptyfratz says: Dec 18, 2011 3:48 PM

    Hmm…let’s see…12 points down with under 5 minutes to go…OK, pull Rodgers & put in Tebow…

  29. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Dec 18, 2011 3:49 PM

    Pack’s D exposed big time….2 huge injuries, and receivers who can’t catch.

    Homefield is not wrapped up, and may not be until week 16….if they get it. Packers may lose out going into the postseason.

    Crack the buubly, Miami.

    Pack fans should shut up….this team may get bounced early.

  30. jerruhjones21 says: Dec 18, 2011 3:50 PM

    Turn out the lights, the party’s over. They say all good things must come to an end…

    How they come back will be the real story…

  31. steelersownyou says: Dec 18, 2011 3:51 PM

    Not to rub more salt in packers fans wound, but steelers beat chiefs at arrowhead! Ya know why? Its called defense chumps! Hahahahahahaha

  32. bobhk says: Dec 18, 2011 3:53 PM

    steelersownyou says:
    Dec 18, 2011 3:37 PM
    Hahahaha. You know you have an awful defense when kyle orton throws for 300 yards against you! Good luck winning a super bowl with that crappy defense!
    ————
    Didn’t they beat you last year. I think it’s time for you to shut your trap.

  33. thatswhatimsayin says: Dec 18, 2011 3:56 PM

    GB4MN0… your thoughts?

  34. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Dec 18, 2011 4:03 PM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Dec 18, 2011 2:37 PM
    Wow axespray, after all the bad calls that went against the Giants when your Pack played them, I’d think you’d be quiet about refs.

     ——————————————————————————–

    You mean like when the Giants got away with mugging recivers all day?

    What game were you watching, donkey?

  35. justaintrightisit says: Dec 18, 2011 4:10 PM

    Packers D exposed????

    Have you been watching them at all this year? That defense was exposed in week 3 and even the biggest of Packer fans knew there defense was not good.

    KC played a good game today and GB did not play well at all. The KC defense did an excellent job on keep the WR’s out of the game and that is how you beat GB

  36. sixjak says: Dec 18, 2011 4:12 PM

    LOL-ing at GB’s run defense. Think it over sheeple. You DO NOT have to put up a ton of points to beat GB. You just have to stop/slow their offense and be able to run the ball. Hmmm. I think GB would prefer to play NO over SF any day.

  37. rajbais says: Dec 18, 2011 5:25 PM

    Why wasn’t Orton on the field last week???

  38. redripper says: Dec 18, 2011 7:57 PM

    How did he pick up the offence this fast? And for the most part on target with his throws. Amazing taking into account palmer is still misfiring in oakland.

  39. sbrowncreative says: Dec 19, 2011 4:02 AM

    Personally, I’m praying Orton waxes Denver’s a$$ when they meet up.

    Bears shoulda stuck with him.

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