The headline here says it all for those in Packers nation.
But you know what? I’m a bit relieved. No more of this unbeaten talk, time to hunker down, regroup, heal and go out next Sunday and get home field advantage against division rival Chicago.
As for today’s game against the Chiefs … Kansas City did everything right in this one. They covered well in the defensive backfield, the got pressure and sacks on Aaron Rodgers and they controlled the clock to keep the Packers offense off the field.
The result? A win for Kansas City.
That’s been the recipe for opponents of the Packers all season, but it was the Chiefs who finally put it together on the field.
In their worst outing of the season, the Packers suffered the consequences of injuries to their offensive line. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga went out first, then his replacement Derek Sherrod left the game with what appeared to be a broken leg not long after entering the game.
Needless to say, the injuries didn’t help the Packers offense gain any kind of momentum and indeed led to pressure and sacks by the Chiefs.
So, where to now? Well, straight ahead to a huge home game against the Chicago Bears Christmas night.
We all wondered what it would be like to lose a football game. Well, now we know.
It’s a feeling we don’t want to experience the remainder of the NFL season.
“Our primary goal is to win the Super Bowl … an undefeated season was gravy,” Mike McCarthy said after today’s game.
You’re right, Mike. Now it’s time to start over and move ahead.