Ranking the Kansas City Chiefs top 10 games of the decade

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KANSAS CITY, MO – DECEMBER 18: Quarterback Kyle Orton #8 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after a touchdown during the game against the Green Bay Packers on December 18, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

9. Chiefs 19, Packers 14: Dec. 18, 2011

The story of this game is incomplete without providing the backstory leading into this game. In essence, the story makes it seem impossible that the Chiefs would have won.

Six days prior to facing the undefeated and defending Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs fired head coach Todd Haley and made a change at quarterback. Romeo Crennel took over interim head coaching duties while Kyle Orton, who was claimed off waivers a couple weeks prior to this game from the Denver Broncos, was named the new starting quarterback.

It seemed like an impossible feat. There was no realistic scenario that the Chiefs would have won on the same week they change quarterbacks and head coaches while facing the Green Bay Packers.

It was a strong defensive showing from both teams. The Chiefs were forced to kick four field goals after coming close to the end zone many times, even attempting to go for it on fourth down, and failing, at one point.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs defense limited Aaron Rodgers, sacking him four times as he had just one touchdown pass and a touchdown run. With Kansas City’s only touchdown of the game, running back Jackie Battle bulldozed his way to the end zone in the fourth quarter to give the Chiefs the boost they needed to pull off the biggest upset of the season.

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