The Green Bay Packers’ record against the Kansas City Chiefs isn’t a particularly good one.
Of the other 31 franchises in the NFL, the Green Bay Packers only have a losing record against seven of them, according to The Football Database. One of those teams is the Kansas City Chiefs. The Packers have just a .375 winning percentage against the Chiefs, which is their second-lowest.
The Packers only have two victories over the Chiefs since 1987, owning a 2-6 record against them since. However, Green Bay has won two of its past three games against Kansas City, including the most recent meeting four years ago.
Of course, the Packers got the all-important victory over the Chiefs in Super Bowl I, but they’ve only defeated them three times since.
Aaron Rodgers has played against the Chiefs on two occasions. The Packers are 1-1 in those games. In the last meeting between these two teams, the Packers were dominant. The 38-28 scoreline makes it look like a much closer game than it was.
Green Bay led 38-14 in the fourth quarter, and Kansas City’s final touchdown came with just over a minute left on the clock.
That evening, Rodgers threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns, with Randall Cobb catching three of them.
But these two teams are very different since then.
No player who ran the ball (other than Rodgers) or caught a pass for Green Bay is still on the team. Davante Adams had two targets that evening but zero catches. That’s hard to imagine now.
On offense, the Packers only have four players remaining from that game: Rodgers, Adams, David Bakhtiari and Corey Linsley. Not a single player who played a defensive snap for Green Bay that evening is still on the roster. Mason Crosby is the only other Packer who played in that game still on the roster.
The history of this matchup has no bearing on the outcome this week, but the Packers would still like to improve their record against their AFC opponents in Week 8.