3 reasons why the Packers can upset the Chiefs in Week 13

The Packers have more than a puncher's chance against the Chiefs on Sunday night.

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3. Packers have the perfect player to pound the rock against the Chiefs

As nice as it is to have those big-play threats, the Kansas City Chiefs are going to have Jordan Love on his heels all game. The one thing that Kansas City does very well is rush the passer. The Chiefs can get home with just a four-man rush.

But KC's defense is susceptible to the run. Will Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur be disciplined enough in his play-calling to hand the ball off to AJ Dillon 15 times in the game?

To LaFleur's credit, Dillon has recorded back-to-back games of 14 rushing attempts. That's a start. Dillon rushed for 29 yards on 14 attempts against the Los Angeles Chargers and another 14 totes for 43 yards against the Detroit Lions.

Don't focus too much on those yards per rush because you'll get upset. But the Packers have to show a willingness to pound AJ Dillon up the middle of the Kansas City defense. That can then open up the play-action passing game, which Jordan Love worked to perfection on Thanksgiving Day against the Lions.

The biggest key to victory for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday will be the team's ability to effectively run against the Kansas City Chiefs. Make KC put a hat on a hat and tackle Dillon up the middle. This is going to be a game for the big boys up front.

If the Packers regularly get into 3rd-and-4 or less, this is a game they can win. But if Green Bay is consistently in 3rd-and-7, 3rd-and-8, or worse, the Packers are in trouble.

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