Coffee with the Chiefs – Expecting a tight game


Good morning, Addicts! I hope you had a good weekend and got some emotional rest, because it is GAMEDAYYYYYY. The Kansas City Chiefs will be on the road to take on the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Monday Night Football, hoping to deliver a rare loss to the home team. On the plus side, the Chiefs have never lost at Lambeau. On the down side, they are facing a very, very good team.

Here is the news you need to know:

Not expected to win in LambeauAdam Teicher of ESPN

"We know Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn’t throw interceptions at home. He hasn’t thrown one in his last 545 pass attempts at Lambeau, a streak that includes an amazing 43 touchdown passes. I think rookie cornerback Marcus Peters, as big a ball hawk as the Chiefs have had in their secondary in a long time, has a reasonable chance to break Rodgers’ streak. But there doesn’t figure to be a flood of turnovers going Kansas City’s way, either."

Ben Roethlisberger’s injury could have AFC playoff implicationsJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"Missing any significant time for Roethlisberger would be significant for the AFC playoff race. The Steelers, Bengals and Ravens are all going to be competing for the AFC North title and whoever doesn’t win the division will be in the Wild Card race. The Chiefs are probably going to be in that Wild Card race as well so this is notable."

Predicting the Chiefs and PackersJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"On the other hand, we’re talking about a Packers defense that allowed Matt Forte to run for nearly 150 yards (at almost 6 yards a clip) and was only able to contain Seattle because Seattle’s offensive line is the only one in the league worse than Denver’s (and maybe the Colts’, now that I think about it). After two consecutive weeks of playing very good defenses, the Chiefs are going to have an easier time getting their offense going."