Packers vs. Chiefs: Five key matchups

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver

Davante Adams

(17) with a catch against the Seattle Seahawks. Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

5) Davante Adams/James Jones vs. Marcus Peters/Jamell Fleming

Marcus Peters is already putting together a tremendous rookie season, recording two interceptions and a league-leading seven passes defensed. However, Peters is a risk taker and will surrender big plays, as well.

In two games, he’s already allowed 14 receptions for 177 yards and three touchdowns. The Chiefs other boundary corner, Jamell Fleming, will also give up big plays.

So far this season, opposing quarterbacks average a 111.1 quarterback rating throwing at Fleming. He also leads the Chiefs in receiving yards allowed with 208 in the first two weeks.

Adams is listed as questionable going into the game, but if he plays, the Packers second-year receiver will most likely square off against Peters. This could be a matchup Rodgers looks to during the game. Peters will take his chances, and the Packers’ savvy quarterback could exploit this aspect of the rookie’s game.

Jones also has a major advantage over Fleming, and with the Chiefs top corner, Philip Gaines, matched against Randall Cobb, Green Bay might look to Jones or Adams to win their one-on-ones on the outside.

If Adams happens to sit out Monday night, Ty Montgomery will have to step up and take advantage of an inconsistent Kansas City secondary. The Packers rookie receiver showed flashes of playmaking ability last week in Green Bay’s hurry-up offense.

The former Stanford standout could play a bigger role this week.