The Green Bay Packers may be heading into their Week 13 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs as underdogs, but make no mistake, this is a very winnable game.
Yes, the Chiefs have Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, and Travis Kelce. And yes, the Swifties too. But the defending Super Bowl champions are not the same dominant team that they have been in the past.
So, before Packers fans decide to dismiss the idea that Green Bay can take home a victory on primetime against the NFC West-leading Chiefs, there's a few reasons for optimism heading into Sunday night's clash at Lambeau Field.
1. Packers could take advantage of Chiefs non-conference record
The Kansas City Chiefs are 8-3 on the season and 4-1 on the road, with their lone road loss coming in one of the toughest environments to play in - Empower Field at Mile High against the Denver Broncos.
But the Chiefs are just 2-2 versus non-conference opponents this season. Kansas City lost their opener to the Detroit Lions, who the Green Bay Packers utterly dominated last week on the road, and took one on the chin against the Philadelphia Eagles at home.
Now, if we're going to point out KC's flaw, it would stand to reason that Green Bay's should be exposed as well. The Packers' record against non-conference opponents is not good. The Packers are 1-3 against the AFC this season. But every one of those losses was by four points or less.
If you're looking for optimism, Kansas City's record against NFC opponents this season sits at .500. The Green Bay Packers will be hoping to make that record 2-3 after the dust settles on Sunday night at Lambeau Field.