Packers perfect no more, fall to Chiefs in huge upset

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The 1972 Miami Dolphins can pop the champagne. They remain the only perfect team in NFL history.

The Green Bay Packers suffered their first loss of the season today in Kansas City, coming out looking uninspired and losing to the Chiefs 19-14.

It was a tremendous performance by Kyle Orton, making his first start at quarterback for the Chiefs, and a tremendous performance by Romeo Crennel, in his first game as the Chiefs’ interim head coach, six days after being named to replace the fired Todd Haley. Crennel got a well-deserved Gatorade shower from his teammates as the Chiefs kneeled down to seal the win.

But just as much as it was a great performance by Crennel’s troops, it was a lousy performance by the Packers, both on offense and on defense. This game wasn’t as close as the final score indicated: The Chiefs out-gained the Packers by more than 100 yards and controlled the game throughout.

The Packers remain the favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champions, but the Chiefs showed that the Packers are more vulnerable than their 13-0 record heading into this game suggested. We already knew that opposing offenses can move the ball against the Packers, and the Chiefs have shown that Aaron Rodgers is mortal after all.

For the Packers, injuries may be an even bigger concern than the fact that their record is no longer unblemished. Last week receiver Greg Jennings went down with a knee injury, and this week the Packers lost two offensive linemen: Starter Bryan Bulaga left with an injured knee, and then first-round rookie Derek Sherrod, who came in to replace Bulaga, broke his leg.

Those injuries will likely inspire the Packers to preserve their key players when they clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. But that will have to wait. This week, with the Packers having a chance to clinch home-field advantage and to stay perfect, it was the Chiefs who took care of business.

182 responses to “Packers perfect no more, fall to Chiefs in huge upset

  1. HAHAHAHA – EXPOSED!

    Pop your champagne Mercury! The Chiefs handed the Pack their loss!!! Oh and Jermichael Finley…Tebow prayed for this last night and guess who listened!

    One and done in the playoffs.

  2. Nice job Chiefs, the only complaint anyone could have is that KC didn’t win by more.

    Having said that, this Packer fan won’t complain about rooting for a 13-1 team.

  3. Better to lose one now than in the playoffs… We’ll still win back-to-back Superbowls!

    Go Pack Go!!

  4. That’s a shame as I was hoping for the undefeated season but the Packers are by far the leagues best. It just goes to show how hard it truly is to keep playing week to week at such a high level.

  5. Still the team to beat this season, but the 2007 Patriots were better. The truth shall set you free.

  6. So what’s the excuse gonna be? No Greg Jennings? They “did it on purpose” to get rid of the pressure? The refs screwed them over? There’s gotta be something. Surely the greatest team of ALL TIME can’t lose on their own, can they?

    Or maybe all you need to do is play good defense and use a ball control offense that takes advantage of their joke of a defense.

    MOST OVERRATED TEAM EVER.

  7. Not trying to downplay the Chiefs at all, congrats on taking it to us today. However I don’t think it was that huge of a upset. The pressure is off, we can now rest our starters when need be, this game shows when Rodgers plays bad there isnt much chance to get it going on offense. Rodgers had a bad game, under pressure sure, but if we can praise him for his success, we should easily be able to critique him for poor play. Go pack

  8. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha eff the packers!!!! Don’t worry kc the ravens will make your day even better when they destroy the chargers like little sissy girls!

  9. Shame on McCarthy for not challenging the fumble in the end zone. That being said, it wouldn’t have changed the outcome. Great job KC. Do yourselves a favor and drop Cassel. Orton deserves a shot.

  10. Packers Oline and Defense played like dog poop. But for all those haters out there who say the refs favor GB, this game showed the opposite. I’m not blaming the refs we lost it all by ourselves. I just don’t want to hear the “refs love GB” argument anymore. At least now we can get past the undefeated talk and focus on winning another championship.

    You’d think KC jus won the SB with the way the celebrated.

  11. Shame shame shame. You know, the Chiefs also beat the Vikes by 5. LOL now we don’t need to listen to the 19-0 crap anymore!

  12. HC job in KC should be Romeo’s to keep now.

    On a side note, if you are a grown adult male, can you please stop using childish internet speak like “lolz” and “lulz”?

    I mean seriously, what kind of a man communicates that way?

  13. “coming out looking uninspired”

    maybe finley, rest of the team was here to play…. we wanted it, we just got flat out beat…

    BEAT…. it’s an awful feeling, I’ve seen a 4-12 season, a 6-10 season, but non of those hurt as much as this loss here…. not that it was an “upset”, but cause it was a chance at history….

    Perfection or to be Forgotten, we win Superbowl 46, then we’ll be just another Championship team that won it, not THE Team to win ’em all.

    This loss is right up there with the Superbowl 32 loss…. I’ve never felt this ….idk, I feel sick.
    This hurts more than that loss to the winless bucs….. Props to the chiefs, they fought hard and earned it….

  14. If the Packers played a good offense then they would have got wrecked.It was a good game but this is a blueprint for other teams to use against the Packers and they will be one and done in the playoffs if they keep playing like that.

  15. caseyanthonymunoz says:
    Dec 18, 2011 4:07 PM
    Amazing what happens when not every penalty goes Green Bay’s way.

    I didn’t think sour grapes were possible when the game went the way you wanted it to, but I guess they are. Only morons cry so much over penalties.

  16. Maybe people will stop blowing Rodgers and realize that Brees is having one of the best seasons ever.

  17. BWHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHA DOWN GO THE PACK! Their defense is pathetic. Now the media can shut up about their ‘perfect season’. Them being 1 & done in the playoffs would be a thing of beauty

  18. I hate both those teams but at least someone beat the undefeated so I can stop hearing these fans screaming 16-0. Now the packers fans can go cry in a corner.

  19. So this is the big secret plan that only Rodgers and company knew about?

    Somebody check the wagers in Vegas.

  20. Huge upset? Or maybe no refs this week on your side.

    Either way, it’s undeniable, no flukes, a total butt whooping.

    I’d be a little concerned going into the playoffs exposed like this.

  21. LOVE my Chiefs! The only thing better would be to win at home against the Raiders and go into Mile High and blow out the Donkeys!!

  22. Would it have been cool to go undefeated? Sure. Does this loss matter? Not really.

    For all of you saying the Packers have been “exposed” – just stupid. Last I checked, 13-1 is still the best record in the league.

  23. Dont worry packers fans…steelers will crush 49ers tomorrow night! And easily I might add…..steelers 24 49ers 6 Final

  24. contra74 says:Dec 18, 2011 4:06 PM
    “HAHAHAHA – EXPOSED!
    Pop your champagne Mercury! The Chiefs handed the Pack their loss!!! Oh and Jermichael Finley…Tebow prayed for this last night and guess who listened!
    One and done in the playoffs.”

    oh I’m sorry, are the vikes doing something meaningful this year?

    No?…. oh right, so why are you talking?

  25. Romeo FREAKING Crennel! I said it before and I’ll say it again, the Browns NEVER should have let him go!

  26. Good job Finley, you finally got more news than Tebow today. LOL

    Good game Chiefs, you deserved it.

  27. Haters can finally brag for one week. Hats off to KC. They played well.

    Contra,
    Your team absolutely sucks. You’ll be lucky to get 3 wins this year.

  28. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey Finley, guess the Pack will finally rival Tebow for air time this week after all….for less than stellar reasons. As the old saying goes, be careful what you wish for.

    Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. The Packers only look good when they have the zebras on their side- we saw how the 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th man carried them in Super Bowl XLV.

  30. the Packers lose one game and now they are exposed? They couldn’t gave played much worse than they did today, and they deserved to lose. Finley was a drive killer today. if he doesn’t have those drops we would be talking about how awesome the Packers are to be 14-0.

  31. This loss is right up there with the Superbowl 32 loss…. I’ve never felt this ….idk, I feel sick.

    Haha, are you serious? I’m more sick about the injuries that are mounting, not the loss. Either you honestly didn’t care about SB 32, or you need to get your priorities in order. Perfection would’ve been a good bragging point, but it’s honestly meaningless. Back to back championships means a hell of a lot more.

  32. This might just be a confidence shaker for the boys in snot and piss. They now realize any team can beat them on any given day.

  33. Thumbs up if you agree it’s really
    annoying to see some idiot proclaim him/herself as the first post of the story. Especially when they’re not.

  34. everyone is gonna jump on the hate wagon, yet were any of your teams in posistion to be undefeated/perfect this year?

    We were in a great posistion to do it, just didn’t.
    That sucks, but we’re focused on The Bears.

    Moving on.

  35. axespray says:
    Dec 18, 2011 4:11 PM
    “coming out looking uninspired”

    maybe finley, rest of the team was here to play…. we wanted it, we just got flat out beat…

    BEAT…. it’s an awful feeling, I’ve seen a 4-12 season, a 6-10 season, but non of those hurt as much as this loss here…. not that it was an “upset”, but cause it was a chance at history….

    Perfection or to be Forgotten, we win Superbowl 46, then we’ll be just another Championship team that won it, not THE Team to win ‘em all.

    This loss is right up there with the Superbowl 32 loss…. I’ve never felt this ….idk, I feel sick.
    This hurts more than that loss to the winless bucs….. Props to the chiefs, they fought hard and earned it….

    ____________________

    LULZ! Step away from the ledge, fanboy.

  36. To real Packer fans: I doubt this team is in much trouble. This loss probably helps more than another sleep-walking-win.

    To the insufferable Packer trolls/bandwagoneers: your team sucks.

  37. shibbyleigh says:
    Dec 18, 2011 4:13 PM
    Would it have been cool to go undefeated? Sure. Does this loss matter? Not really.

    For all of you saying the Packers have been “exposed” – just stupid. Last I checked, 13-1 is still the best record in the league.
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    You cant say that the Packers did not get exposed today.Packers usually score about 30 points per game and got limited to 14 points and lost to a weak Cheifs team.They got exposed.

  38. “The Greatest Team Ever?”AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA. But hey they still have a shot to win the SB and that’s all that counts. P.S That’s what happens when you talk 16-0 before the season is over. KARMA!

  39. axespray- Lighten up its a FOOTBALL GAME lol. Ive said it before I’ll say it again. I could care less what the packers do in the regular season, not one bit! as long as we go undefeated in the playoffs. Period.

  40. greendreams6 says:
    Dec 18, 2011 4:12 PM
    BWHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHA DOWN GO THE PACK! Their defense is pathetic. Now the media can shut up about their ‘perfect season’. Them being 1 & done in the playoffs would be a thing of beauty

    And if it does happen, oh well. We are still the defending champs until someone else wins, and just made the second longest winning streak in NFL history. You, sir, have Mark Sanchez and the Jets. Enjoy I guess?

  41. Way to go MIAMI!

    Congrats 72…..

    Pop that bubblie….

    Guess the Packers could only get into the gated neighborhood, but not on the same street…

    Phins up Miami!

    Thank you Chiefs!

  42. So the Pack had a bad game and they lost. Still have the best record. You know you are good when the opposing team celebrates their win like its a Super Bowl.

    All you Pack haters, keep hatin’ cause you wish your team was as good as we are. Losers!

  43. Not to take anything away from the Chiefs, but the Pack collapse was just a matter of time in happening. Pack has no run game. Repeat, no run game. Pack defense is more porous than the U.S. southern border. The receiving core is vastly overrated. The o-line is going to have to take bodies off the street to plug holes. Rodgers looked like he wanted to be at the golf course. I’m a Packers fan, okay, but today revealed what has been coming for some time. Pack better get it together in a hurry or the ‘9ers, Saints are going to pack their little od’ green and gold in a little envelope and stamp it “canceled.”

  44. Good. This is the most 0ver-rated team in NFL history. Their defense is horrible and they consistently get help from the refs.

    Hey Fudger fans: get ready for one-and-done in the playoffs. Hahahahahahaha!!!

  45. No undefeated season for you! Beautiful. Not every call goes your way.
    Not going to be able to slow down the Saints with that D.
    One and done, even with that offense. Gotta play Defense in the playoffs.

  46. If the Pack losing a meaningless game is this important in your pathetic little lives, it’s no small wonder you still live in your parents’ basement.

    Thank God you have no wives or kids to beat and likely never will.

  47. I said all year that there was going to be those games where the offense is not clicking. It is impossible to stay at the level the Packers offense has been going at every week out. The defense needed to step up and unfortunately their demons cost them this game. KC rammed it down our throats. Orton could have knitted a quilt standing back there.

    Oh well 13-1 is still pretty good, but they have some things to fix.

  48. humptyfratz says: Dec 18, 2011 4:13 PM

    Tebow would’ve won the game…

    I’m just sayin’…
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    Yep. he would of not only recovered the onside kick, he would also have went in at linebacker and stopped all those running plays at the end.

  49. Today was the best thing that ever happened to the Packers. The Pack had one healthy RB, were missing their #1 WR, and were down to their third string tackle. The perfect season pressure is gone. This team will re-focus, get healthy, and repeat. I actually feel more confident about that today than I did yesterday.

  50. Only perfect team in NFL history? Might want to check your NFL history Smith.

    Hint… the NFL began in 1920, not 1967.

  51. best thing that could happen to green bay. some of their players needed to be brought back to reality. i think they will be better focused and now mccarthy can rest guys without taking heat like caldwell did.

  52. Don’t really mind the wake up call. Wasn’t ready to think perfect season unless they made it to 18-0. Perfection chatter always starts too early. Would rather team focus on Superbowl repeat and use game as a laughing pad.

  53. Unfortunately it really don’t matter at all. They almost can’t lose home field, San Fran will lose one of their last 3- probably Monday night. I mean really people, I will take their place with my favorite team in a heartbeat. They just beat them selves today. Chiefs did nothing special, too many stupid mistakes. Good wake up call.

  54. orangeflh says:

    If the Pack losing a meaningless game is this important in your pathetic little lives, it’s no small wonder you still live in your parents’ basement.

    Thank God you have no wives or kids to beat and likely never will.

    How pathetic is your life ‘orangeflh’, for you to get on PFT and say such things? If you’re upset about it, why don’t you just say so instead of passing the loss off as ‘meaningless’ and telling everyone who’s joyful about it that they are ‘pathetic’.

  55. Why would a CheeseHead call this game meaningless? Weren’t they playing for home field advantage in the playoffs? Face it, the Cheeseheads were on a roll, and now they’re not. They cannot and WILL not win in the playoffs with that crummy defense.

  56. Now if the Pats can beat the crud out of Denver, Maybe we will hear the end of this Tebow crap too. My, my we won’t have anything to talk about.

  57. I’d still rather be a Packer fan than a fan of any other team in the league. I forgot what it feels like to lose, is this what Viking fans have been feeling all season?

  58. Chiefs were clearly the better team and deserved to win; should’ve won by even more so congrats to them.
    McCarthy must have had some kind of game plan, but I’m not sure what it was. Seemed determined to run even without his 1a back. Rodgers was off and the receivers were awful. Defense was horrid. I think Orton was maybe touched once all game, and KC receivers generally had a ten foot cushion around them. Poor at stopping the run too, except at the goalline.
    I couldn’t care less about an undefeated season, and for anyone to have been talking about this team as the best ever was ludicrous. The important thing is they have to get healthy. Can’t expect to get very far with Newhouse and Lang as starting OTs, and need Bishop and Pickett back on defense to just be below average there. Jennings should be back for the playoffs, but even that won’t be enough if they can’t also get Starks, Bulaga, and maybe even Clifton back. GB is at home for the rest of the year most likely. That’ll help some.
    They’re a team with warts, but so is everyone else.

  59. Drops certainly didn’t help. Finley finally caught a few in the 2nd half, but hurt them dearly in the first half. Better to have a terrible game now than in the post season. Still a pretty damned good team.

  60. Wow… lot of people getting excited GB lost or depressed that they lost.

    It’s one game. Yes, the shot at history is gone. I’ll take 19-1 with the 1 being in the regular season against a non-conference opponent.

    I’ll tell you what does upset me: Finely. Shut your trap about contract, Tebow, and anything else coming out of your pie hole until you learn how to catch a freaking ball. Stop celebrating when you make one 1st down when you’ve dropped the previous 4 passes.

    Sand lot ball is over. You’re in the pros… act like it.

  61. Really — sorry to see this but the first goal is the Super Bowl win.

    Need to score home field advantage — that’s the next goal.

    19-0 was always a byproduct of the above. A means not an end.

    Time to get on with what is important here.

  62. No team is invincible.
    Hoping Raiders win, and Pats beat Denver, but as usual, thing don’t quite go the way you want them to. As i said before, Denver better stand by, nothing on earth is quite to stop Kyle Orton from dropping an a$% kicking on them for that whole Tebow business.

  63. Being an old timer I have seen the Finleys of the world; they are great, game breakers, unbeleivable, until they get a big time injury. Then for some reason they care more about protecting themselves than catching the ball.
    He is now a proven unrealiable quantity but thats not the Packs problems.

    They have no offensive linemen left now. The four best are out with injuries. Teams know that and will put a full relentless pass rush on Rogers every play disregarding the run.

    My prediction is the Saints in the NFC playing fabulous football down the stretch and in the AFC?

  64. Repeat???! LOL! Not a chance Packers fan boys. The Saints are by far the more superior team, and the past few weeks they’ve been showing why. Brees is having a historic season while everyone is focused on Rodgers. The Packers have had a cake schedule so far, and you lose to a team that the Not Yets completely blew out of the water. Stop hiding behind your “injuries” excuse and realize they will NOT repeat as SB champs. Coming from a Patriots fan, I couldn’t be happier that they finally lost.

  65. Hats off to the Chiefs…….played a great game today.

    Packers offense was terrible. Rodgers was not sharp and the recievers dropped way too many passes.
    Defense played about as well as always, minus the turnovers. Still gave up a ton of yards, but only 19 points…….par for the course this season.

    No excuse though, K.C. beat the pants off them today.

    Not quite sure what to make of all the glee on this post by other fans………by the way, how is your team doing? LMFAO!

  66. I keep seeing the latest-greatest-buzzword-amongst-15-year-olds, “exposed”… exposed as what, exactly?

    Exposed as the reigning champs? Check.

    Exposed as the holders of the best record in the league? Check.

    Exposed as the clear favorites to win yet another championship? Check.

    I guess this “exposed” thing isn’t so bad after all. You kids need another new buzzword.

  67. Last week when Jennings went down, I read post after Packer post saying, “no big deal, next man up” and as for the Packers resting players to keep them from injuries, it was “no way, keep playing the starters so they are sharp for the playoffs, etc.”………………..with the injuries today, I suspect packer fans will be changing their tune. If not the fans, I’m betting that McTubby will be more careful with keeping his starters out on the field. With Sherods broken leg, Newhouse’s ineffectiveness, the Pack better hope that Buluga’s injury isn’t serious or they have some serious issues.

  68. Go ahead all you Packer haters, we will see what happens, still better than any other team! Go Packers!!

  69. Uninspired–right. Down two starting tackles, a pro bowl safety, a pro bowl receiver, a starting running back and MLB. Get a life—and to the losers who were shouting “conspiracy” check out the non call on the fumble/touchback right before the final Chiefs final td. Does the “conspiracy” work both ways losers? I guess not. See you in Indy.

  70. orangeflh says:
    Dec 18, 2011 5:02 PM
    I keep seeing the latest-greatest-buzzword-amongst-15-year-olds, “exposed”… exposed as what, exactly?

    Exposed as the reigning champs? Check.

    Exposed as the holders of the best record in the league? Check.

    Exposed as the clear favorites to win yet another championship? Check.

    I guess this “exposed” thing isn’t so bad after all. You kids need another new buzzword.
    ———-
    Exposed Defense? Check
    Exposed O-Line? Check

  71. The Saints don’t have a chance in hell of winning at Lambeau in late January. Brees won’t be able to feel his hands, much less throw. They’re a dome team. Packers will get healthy over the next three weeks and repeat as champs. They had an off day, they weren’t exposed.

  72. Im from Milwaukee and I’ve been saying for a while now that the Packers can be exposed. I’ll admit its hard to believe that myself, but I can see a number of teams taking them in the playoffs.

    PS – I had A Rod pegged as the next Montana after I saw him make a comeback on Dallas the game Favre went down in his last season here.

  73. Relax packer fans and just take your medicine with some class. Everyone has had to listen for 13 weeks about how awesome the packers are. Especially from your posts.

  74. Green Bay were not exposed. They lost. Can get home field too. Still 13-1 best record in the league 2 loses, can anyone else say that about they team? I’ll wait?

    Go ahead I’ll wait

    Waiting?

    Hello?

    Now who’s being exposed?

    Go Packer Go

  75. Well, I have been arguing all week that Romeo Crennel is the right man for the KC job. Today was a win for those who value substance over style. Romeo provides the perfect leadership for this particular team at this particular time. For all of the people who just wanted another chance, Romeo Crennel is showing that you should not just give up on people who have learned to be excellent at their craft.

  76. I’d still rather be a Packer fan than a fan of any other team in the league. I forgot what it feels like to lose, is this what Viking fans have been feeling all season?

    ——————————————————

    Yeah, it is the same feeling Packers fans had from about the early 1970’s through the early 1990’s.

  77. steelersownyou says:
    Dec 18, 2011 4:13 PM
    Dont worry packers fans…steelers will crush 49ers tomorrow night! And easily I might add…..steelers 24 49ers 6 Final

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    You sure? Pitt has a suspension and some key injuries as well as playing in the road. We’ll c…….
     

  78. Yeah,one loss trumps 19 straight which included a SB win over those upstanding Steelers (talk about teams getting help from refs). You Steeler fans with your rapists and headhunters…..I”ll take a dud or two from a team with class acts.

    If you forgot KC has a lot of talent on defense and is tough at home regardless of record. Props to Orton..a guy who is always being replaced even though he’s probably as good as guys like Romo and Palmer if given the same supporting cast.

    No excuses from this fan…Pack came out with 50% effort and got it handed to them….great.

    Pack lost at KC in 96 too with a decimated WR core.

    As for the Pack only win with help from the refs. I LOVE the ignorance and jealousy from fans of 4-12 teams. All you Lions and Eagles and Vikings fans who have never won anything..LOL….love it!

  79. Very hard to go 16-0

    I watched every game of the Pats’ unbeaten season, you have to catch a few breaks along the way.

    That being said, I didn’t think the Cassel-less Chiefs would be the one to do it.

  80. As a Patriots fan, congrats to the Packers for winning 19 straight games. I am happy that the Patriots overall win streak of 21 straight remains in tact. As for 16/19-0, be happy you don’t have to deal with that distraction in January. Trust me, I know!

  81. The joy and derision of all the fans of teams with worse records than the packers (ie every non-packer fan) is a testament to the team’s greatness.

    Rodgers actually played well. Insane number of drops, terrible offensive line play, no pressure on Orton led to a well deserved chiefs win.

    Beat the bears, let the lions play the second string, and get healthy for the playoffs.

  82. lilrob10201 says: Dec 18, 2011 4:18 PM

    You cant say that the Packers did not get exposed today.Packers usually score about 30 points per game and got limited to 14 points and lost to a weak Cheifs team.They got exposed.

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    Exposed would mean that the Packers offense has been a fraud up until this point. One bad game out of 14 doesn’t mean they’re exposed or that we’ve been hiding horrible flaws on offense, it means they had a bad game. Our defense on the other hand? Yes, they had been exposed week 1.

  83. packfaninvikeland says:
    Dec 18, 2011 4:09 PM
    Not trying to downplay the Chiefs at all, congrats on taking it to us today. However I don’t think it was that huge of a upset. The pressure is off, we can now rest our starters when need be, this game shows when Rodgers plays bad there isnt much chance to get it going on offense. Rodgers had a bad game, under pressure sure, but if we can praise him for his success, we should easily be able to critique him for poor play. Go pack

    duece5 says:

    Ity’s funny how before today many packer PLAYERS were starting to talk about MAKING HISTORY…..with the fans saying the same thing. Hey, let’s make history……NOT SO FAST MY FRIENDS!! You just got thumped aby a BAD TEAM…..Not a good one, but one of the worst in the league.

    So now, you spew the above crap that “all the pressure is off.” Ya, RIGHT!!!! You fed into your own hype, have lost Jennings, Bulaga, and his replacement to a broken leg. You haven’t sewn up homefield yet, so you have tp play your starters again against a teams in the Bears and Lions that will go for broke in gunning for you guys ’cause they have playoff aspirations.

    Don’t assume it won’t be a bloody mess pack fans…..now you have it coming to you.

    The football gods you have angered by your arrogance, and the reckoning is coming for another bloodbath…….packer are who I thought they were….BEATABLE and OVERCONFIDENT!!!

    RUHROW!!!!!!!!

  84. @shibbyleigh

    I think the implication is the Packers as a whole were “exposed.” No reasonable person thinks the Packers have a bad defense, but the Packers defense is clearly more of a liability than most people thought. I think that’s what has been exposed.

    Still the best record in the league though.

  85. Lost to a better team today. Better to lose now and learn where the flaws are. Offense was out of sync. That is why games are played.

  86. Yes Haters – the Packers are beatable. Every team in the NFL is.

    HOWEVER – they ARE the best team in the NFL, and it’s not close.

    Think of all that had to happen today for the Packers to lose:

    1. 3 out of 4 of their OT’s out – including both probowl starters.

    2. The Best WR on the team out.

    3. The best run stuffing DL on the team out.

    4. The best run stuffing LB on the team out.

    5. The best safety in the NFL out.

    6. 5 sacks. 6 drops.

    7. A bad non-call fumble into the end zone by the Chiefs.

    8. For the first time all year – no turnovers created by the D.

    9. The Chiefs going for broke with all sorts of trick plays. Aggressive playcalling.

    And they STILL barely lost. Except Collins and Sherrod, those players are all coming back soon.

    IMO – not likely to happen again. I (and 99% of GB fans) did want to go 19-0. But we’ll “settle” for the Super Bowl.

  87. For the record (dueshe5) when the steelers beat the 49ers tomorrow night, the packers will lock up the #1 seed in the NFC. They hold a tiebreaker over the saints due to the win in week 1.

  88. “Exposed”? What exactly did the Chiefs expose? We played a bad game. So has every other team in the league.

    To all the haters, check the standings. 13-1. That’s all the way at the top for you less intelligent folks.

  89. the Patriots dominant 16-0 season is secure. I was so afraid the Packers would weasel their way to 16-0 because of the weakest NFC season in history.

    Instead this is just another in the annual long undefeated run that happens EVERY season. Not a big deal. the Packers had a chance to be considered the best season in the history of the NFL, but they CHOKED!!!!! The Chiefs? seriously???

  90. I think Dom Capers might have nodded off during this one like he did versus AZ in the 2009 Wildcard.

    They got caught 2x with one CB covering 2 WR stacked. Easy 15 yards both times.

  91. The Chiefs played a hell of a game, hats off.

    It does stink that my favorite team lost, but I can’t be too upset. 2nd lost in a calender year.

    All the haters popping off about it, should realize that EVERY other team has lost 3 games this season, so maybe a little respect would be deserved.

  92. sirfurproductions says:
    Dec 18, 2011 4:09 PM
    Better to lose one now than in the playoffs… We’ll still win back-to-back Superbowls!

    Go Pack Go!!

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    Your team is not winning any super bowls with a defense like that. It’s been steadily getting worse as the season goes on. Meanwhile the Saints O is getting better, and ready to light you up (excuse me while I go wash my hands for talking up the dirty Saints).

  93. It`s amazing how much better the Chiefs offense looks with a QB thats not in full panic mode at every snap ! Still need some help inside the 20 though …

  94. I love how people are thumbs downing all the Packer fans who are taking the loss with dignity and class. Meanwhile they continue to post their own comments about what terrible sore losing idiots we are. Haters gonna hate – success breeds contempt.

  95. duece5 –
    well you obviously have not been paying attention…I have been one of the packers biggest critics and Rodgers critics, not ever pack fan is an idiot, some of us can see things without the green and gold sunglasses. But do you really need to troll? ok we lost, a bad loss, so what? And really? a team that shows confidence is a bad thing?? lol ok..when you execute things ur supposed to , you naturally gain confidence. I dont fall into Rodgers stats, this team stats, I’ve said since week one our d sucks, Ive said since week one we need a running game because when Rodgers has a bad game, our team has a bad game. In any case, dont take ur jealousy and envy out on everyone else, stay classy. Good luck to any team coming through Green Bay in January.

  96. As a Niner fan I can’t stand the Pack but still even with the loss they are the favorites and best team right now.

  97. Not a good performance today. Just horrible on every level. Finley, shut your mouth forever. The only good that came out of today is that tomorrow is yet another day where I can wake up and thank God that I’m not from Minnesota.

  98. supermariojosh says: Dec 18, 2011 8:29 PM

    I love how people are thumbs downing all the Packer fans who are taking the loss with dignity and class. Meanwhile they continue to post their own comments about what terrible sore losing idiots we are. Haters gonna hate – success breeds contempt.
    ***

    So does familiarity. So does shouting in court. So does the ultra-superior attitude and nauseating self-love of a certain group of fans. Packers “owners” Saturday: ” We’re so damn good, we can beat anyone-we’re going for perfection! We want it ALL!”
    Sunday evening: “Ah, it’s nothing. Being perfect is not all it’s cracked up to be. Now we can focus on the really important stuff. We really only care about NEXT week, and by the way, we’re really the best team in the league. The rest of you suck anyway.”

  99. As a Chiefs fan I was happy to see my team win, not to see the Packers lose. The Packers are still the best team in the NFL this year. You guys have classy fans unlike the raiders (they still think they have a good team).

  100. I don’t really like the Packers and was hoping someone would prevent them from going perfect. Hats off to the Chiefs for their performance.

    With that said however, I think the Chiefs may have actually made Green Bay winning the Super Bowl MORE likely. We all say how the pressure of going 19-0 got to New England a few years ago… and if Green Bay made it to the Super Bowl with an undefeated season on the line the pressure would certainly have hurt them. Now though? I think they are much more dangerous.

  101. every “expert analyst” on tv talk about whos gonna keep up win the packers offense and how are they gonna stop rodgers and this and that but they always seem to forget about a thing in the nfl called defense. after all this is pro football were talking about right? those men on defense are there for a reason, their in the nfl for a reason…theyre very good at doing what they do! just like the g-men did it to the 07 patriots in the SB and how the cheifs did to the pack today. i really dont believe in the saying “defense wins championships” but, they for sure know how to STOP a very good offense AND WIN games!!…smh

  102. Perfection doesn’t matter? give me a break. how many teams have won a superbowl? how many have gone perfect? a perfect season is worth at least 3 superbowls in terms of a teams legacy, especially in the salary cap era. Kudos to Green Bay for at least trying for it like the Pats did. The Colts are a bunch of pussays. And can we get off Aaron Rodgers jock for a minute? Tom Brady is doing just as much for his team this year with no receivers and no defense. Aaron loses one WR and he looks like Mark Sanchez. The Packers are done.

  103. I’ll be honest, I respect the Packers but as a Pats fan I’m glad they didn’t break either of my team’s records (win streak or 16-0). I also like that the only two teams GB has lost to in the past year were my Pats and a team coached by a guy who helped my Pats have such a great D in the past.
    Not sure whether NO or GB is the best team in the NFC…but that hasn’t changed since before their games today.

    That said, be prepared to hear “exposed ” and “blueprint” until you want to puke, GB fans. The fact of the matter is that any pass heavy team that depends heavily on the play of an elite QB and great WRs that ALSO doesn’t want to or can’t run the ball and has an average defense (Pats in 07, your team now) are by nature one dimensional and the “bluprint” is always the same…disrupt the QB (harder to do with Rodgers than with Brady) and/or bang the WRs @ the LOS. There’s nothing new about said “blueprint” but you’ll hear lazy media crowing about it constantly. Just ignore it. The real issue is that sadly, I can say I know firsthand that one dimensional teams do not win SBs if that dimension is a pass offense. I think GB’s D is ok as long as they keep creating turnovers because NO won the SB with an avg PPG defense and lots of turnovers…but they could run the ball. You have to have EITHER a very good run game or defense…something that lets you control the clock.

  104. Every single team has a down week where things just don’t seem to go their way. The Packers have had 20 weeks playing at an amazingly high level and a letdown was inevitable. There’s no shame in losing a game in the NFL, and this was basically the Chiefs “SuperBowl”. I think that while the Packers were not necessarily “exposed” there are definitely some troubling signs that are popping up. The injuries are starting to pile up, last year they had injuries, but they were early in the year so they had time to recover, now they are coming late and in the same areas (oline). Also, this is not a physical football team… they want to throw the ball around the field and outscore you. The Chiefs had a brilliant gameplan and they were “ugly” in the trenches, setting the tone of the game. I wonder how the Pack holds up in a Snowy Lambeau day in January where the passing game may not be able to carry the day?

  105. Now all the (remaining) old farts from the 1972 Miami team can have their annual dinner – congrats (fellow) old farts – you earned it.

    The NFL is about 90 years old and that one season remains unique. Something to be proud of and to celebrate. I could never figure out why that irritated people – not that I care.

    Anyone reading these words who lives in or around Green Bay – could you contact the Packers’ Pro Shop and see if you can get them to start selling (again) those plain denim green ballcaps that they used to sell for $15 and $5 of the purchase price would go to military families? Those were the flat-out classiest ballcaps on the planet. I had two and lost them both.

    I don’t think ANY team will ever have a perfect season again, and I kind of hope it doesn’t happen, but if it should happen it should be a team like the pack who have been around since the invention of dirt.

    Merry Christmas, folks

  106. THE RECORD’S SAFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every year when the last undefeated goes down, my best friend calls me as soon as that team loses to announce the record’s safe!

    Ironically the Packers lost to the team that was the LAST undefeated LAST year in KC!

    I have a neighbor who’s a Packer fan, and I’m sending him a note with the words,
    “DON’T MESS WITH PERFECTION!” on it!

    Of all the teams to come close since the ’72 Fins, this is the only one I wouldn’t have minded sharing it with!

    The Dolphins this year were bad, but the future holds promising now that SPAZANO’S OUT! HIRE JEFF FISHER!

  107. There are a lot of Packer fans that must play for the actual Packers. Its bad enough you think your “actual” owners of the team, but now you think you play on the team with this “we” crap. Its sorta karma for some of the ignorant Packer fans. That being said…I would be a little more nervous if you are a Packer fan. Their offensive line now suspect. I don t care how great of a QB you have… if you can not protect him, it will be a short playoff run. Thank you KC for the exposure.

  108. thedisbackindtown says: Dec 19, 2011 9:04 AM

    There are a lot of Packer fans that must play for the actual Packers. Its bad enough you think your “actual” owners of the team, but now you think you play on the team with this “we” crap. Its sorta karma for some of the ignorant Packer fans.
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    1. Dallas is terrible
    2. Packer fans are far from the only fans that use “we” when referring to their team
    3. Does crowd noise not affect a game? Any fan who has ever been to a game and screamed at the top of their lungs helping to cause a false start for the opposing team deserves to say “we” when they refer to their team. “We” also buy merchandise that helps pay our teams salary, regardless of who we cheer for.
    4. Dallas is terrible.

  109. kane337 says: Dec 18, 2011 4:33 PM

    1972 Miami Dolphins….pop the champagne.

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    Idiot! Mercury Morris and the boys already said there would be no champagne this year, because they felt that the packers were the first team to deserve to break the record. Learn to read moron….

  110. I don’t know how a Super Bowl team could get such an easy schedule the next season. I think this game may shake the Packers confidence for the playoffs. This won’t be their only loss this year!

  111. Exposed Defense? Check
    Exposed O-Line? Check

    If you think this game “exposed” their defense and O-line (as in, their weaknesses weren’t apparent before) then you haven’t been watching the Packers much.

  112. Takeaways from the Packers loss:

    The packers defense is really that bad! Any Team with a decent Tight end will chew up their poor secondary and Linebackers. Can you imagine them trying to cover Gronkowski or Hernandez in teh Super Bowl? But they won’t even make it that far because clearly the Saints are the “BEST” team in the NFC. With Jimmy Graham on the squad, the Saints have the balance on offense, and a running game which the packers don’t have. Did I mention, the Saints have a defense.

    When you take out one component in the WR crew of the Packers, sincerely one Greg Jennings, their WR crew isn’t as deep as people thought, unlike the depth the Saints have.

    Finally the refs are on to Jordy Nelson and his pushing off of defenders.

    Ever notice that when a packer WR doesn’t catch a ball that they cry to a ref they were interfered with.?

    Their offensive line cannot stand up to the pressure of a good or above average four man front.

    All is good in the NFL now! Pop that champagne Dolphins.

  113. no excuses. Pack played like garbage all day. they didnt deserve to win. This better light a fire, if they play like that, they’ll lose their first PO game. homefield or not.

  114. The combined winning percentage of Packer opponents this year is .455. Assuming GB beats the Bears with Hanne at the helm and can beat the Lions next week, that number drops to something like .435.

    The Packers and their 31st ranked D are simply overrated.

  115. rayriceisnice says:
    Dec 18, 2011 4:09 PM
    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha eff the packers!!!! Don’t worry kc the ravens will make your day even better when they destroy the chargers like little sissy girls!

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    How’d that work out chump?

  116. tshirttom says:
    Dec 19, 2011 11:08 AM
    I don’t know how a Super Bowl team could get such an easy schedule the next season. I think this game may shake the Packers confidence for the playoffs. This won’t be their only loss this year!
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    I don’t know what your talking about, GB plays in what is argued to be the toughest division in the NFC (then Cutler went down).

    If you and to complain that the South IS the toughest division the Packers played against them and went 4-0 in vs. them

  117. Yeah, I tend to be on the side of it’s totally fine to say “we” when referring to your team.

    I remember when Mike Golic had a little rant about fans using “we.” I don’t know if he remembers his career, but I don’t know how qualified he is to say “we.”

    If you watch the games, go to the games, or buy jerseys, you’re contributing.

    Look at any major sport franchise in a small market and tell me the fans aren’t important.

  118. If the jets beat the steelers last year in the afc game they would be defending champs right now….green bay could only score 3 fg’s on the green and white….. Oh the humanity !

  119. missingtoe says:
    Dec 20, 2011 5:48 PM
    If the jets beat the steelers last year in the afc game they would be defending champs right now….green bay could only score 3 fg’s on the green and white….. Oh the humanity !
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    You obviously don’t remember how many points the Jets put up in that game.

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