Kansas City 19, Green Bay 14

Sunday, December 18, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 18, 2011
WHERE: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TEMPERATURE: 50°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Gene Steratore
ATTENDANCE: 74093

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Green Bay 0 0 7 7 14
Kansas City 6 0 3 10 19

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Green Bay 13-1 6-0 7-1 L1
Kansas City 6-8 3-4 3-4 W1

Recap


Ryan Succop kicked four field goals, Jackie Battle ran for a game-clinching score and the host Kansas City Chiefs ended the Green Bay Packers’ 19-game winning streak in Romeo Crennel’s first game as interim coach with a shocking 19-14 victory on Sunday.

In one of the most stunning upsets in recent memory, the Chiefs ended the second-longest winning streak in NFL history – as well as the Packers’ pursuit of an undefeated regular season. It was Green Bay’s first loss in nearly a year to the date.

The loss denied the Packers (13-1) a chance to clinch a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Green Bay can still clinch if San Francisco loses to Pittsburgh on Monday night.

The Packers last tasted defeat against the New England Patriots on Dec. 19, 2010, with Matt Flynn starting for a concussed Aaron Rodgers. They hadn’t even trailed in the fourth quarter this season.

But Rodgers, playing without star receiver Greg Jennings (sprained MCL), had by far his worst game of the season. He was 17 of 35 for 235 yards with just one touchdown and was sacked four times. 

Rodgers had thrown at least two touchdown passes in an NFL-record 13 straight games.

Kansas City (5-8) failed to convert twice inside the Packers' 5-yard line early, but Battle's 1-yard plunge with 4:57 to play gave them a 19-7 lead.

Green Bay pulled within 19-14 with 2:12 to play on Rodgers’ 8-yard touchdown run. However, Kansas City recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.

Crennel took over on an interim basis for Todd Haley, who was fired on Monday, and gave Kyle Orton his first start since Week 5 with Denver. Orton responded by outplaying Rodgers, passing for 299 yards.

More importantly, Crennel’s defense did a masterful job of keeping the highest-scoring offense in the league from getting in a rhythm. The Packers were shut out in the first half for the first time since a Week 17 win over Chicago last season.

Rodgers’ 2-yard touchdown pass to Donald Driver gave Green Bay a 7-6 lead with 8:08 left in the third, but Succop kicked a 46-yard field goal just under five minutes later.

It was the first time in seven games that the Chiefs scored more than 10 points.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Green Bay   Kansas City
Ryan Grant Player Thomas Jones
12 Attempts 15
66 Yards 48
5.5 Avg Yards 3.2
0 Touchdowns 0
18 Long 9
Receiving
Green Bay   Kansas City
Jermichael Finley Player Leonard Pope
3 Receptions 2
83 Yards 72
27.7 Avg Yards 36.0
0 Touchdowns 0
41 Long 39

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Green Bay 315 102 213 2 0 0 0.0 0
Kansas City 438 139 299 1 4 0 4.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Oakland . The Chiefs have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Green Bay will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Packers have a W/L % of .929 after a win and .929 after a loss.
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