Why the Green Bay Packers defeated Kansas City In Week 3

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Sep 28, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver

Ty Montgomery

(88) scores a touchdown after catching a pass against Kansas City Chiefs cornerback

Marcus Cooper

(31) in the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Off & Running

I must admit, leading up to this game, I had some worries for this match-up.

Kansas City may have just come off a dispiriting loss at home to Denver, but this team has plenty of talent and had many areas that could cause problems to the Packers if they played to their potential.

It did not take long to quell my fears.

The Packers had a punt on their first drive out, but once they received the ball back they went to work.

Drive #2 saw Green Bay move down the field quickly, scoring on a touchdown toss to Ty Montgomery after 6 plays and 69 yards; it took 2 minutes, 36 seconds.

Drive #3 had Green Bay begin at their own 11-yard line but end in a touchdown after 10 plays and 89 yards; that one was 5 minutes, 51 seconds.

The fourth drive ended on downs after things slowed down in Chiefs territory, but then Drive #5 gave the Packers a field goal.

The first half ended for the Packers offense on drive #6, which was a third touchdown for them; that one spanned 9 plays and 68 yards across 3 minutes and 2 seconds, leaving precious little time (56 seconds) for the Chiefs to put together a drive to try and answer before the half.

By halftime, the score was 24-7. The Packers had a major advantage in yardage, sporting a 304-94 difference. Green Bay also reigned supreme in terms of gathering first downs, accumulating 20 (compared to 7 for Kansas City).

The start put the Chiefs well behind on the scoreboard and had them in catch-up mode for the whole second half. A side-effect of that was less emphasis on their main weapon on offense; though Jamaal Charles wasn’t particularly explosive on the day having the legitimate threat of running was mostly taken off the table due to the discrepancy in points.

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