GREEN BAY, Sporting Alert – The Kansas City Chiefs will be hoping to bounce back from their Week 2 defeat to Denver when they travel to Green Bay to face the Packers in NFL Monday Night Football.
Kansas City finished the preseason undefeated and then won its opening game of the season at the Houston Texans, 27-20.
However, Andy Reid’s side failed to take care of the ball late in the fourth quarter against the Broncos and were beaten 31-24 in Week 2, which was a tough loss for the home players to take.
“We thought we had it won,” Knile Davis, who had given Kansas City a 24-17 lead with 2:27 left on an 8-yard run, said after that defeat.
“Unfortunately, they made the touchdown and it was our time to overcome and win the game, and we couldn’t finish. It was an emotional rollercoaster.”
Come Monday night, the visitors will be looking to stay more focus for the entire game, after dropping down the order in the AFC West standings.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has thrown for 434 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions through the opening two weeks of the new regular season, but is coming off a performance that he would like to take back.
In the defeat to the Broncos, Smith went 16 of 25 on passes for 191 yards without a touchdown, while his two picks for the season thus far came in that home collapse.
Rodgers Ready To Lead Packers
Green Bay Packers (2-0), in the meantime, are off to a perfect start to the season with wins over the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks in the opening two weeks of action.
Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers has also gotten off to an impressive start through the first two weeks – passing for 438 yards and five touchdowns without an interception, while rushing for 58 yards on 14 carries.
Rodgers also heads into this contest at Lambeau Field looking to extend his streak of not throwing an interception in his last 451 regular season home pass attempts, which dates back to December 2012, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
But he will come into this contest with offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga, who is out for 6-8 weeks with a knee injury, with running back Eddie Lacy and wide receiver Davante Adams also doubtful for the game.
For the Chiefs, cornerback Sean Smith continues to be out suspended, as he serves the last of his first three-game ban imposed by the NFL after accepting a drunken driving charge earlier this year.
Vegas Odds: The Green Bay Packers will start 6-point favourites to beat Kansas City in this battle, according to vegasinsider.com, with the game total sitting at 49.
Live Streaming Coverage Will Be On WatchESPN, with ESPN Providing Live TV Broadcasting Coverage. Game Time is 7:30 PM CT.