5 bold Packers predictions for Week 13 matchup vs. Chiefs

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Packers upset the Chiefs

After Thanksgiving weekend, I predicted a narrow Packers loss to the Chiefs. As the game has gotten closer, I'm leaning more toward a Green Bay upset victory. Maybe that's the homer in me coming out, but for all of the reasons mentioned before, it's possible.

Former Packers quarterback Kurt Benkert may be on to something.

The Chiefs' biggest strength offensively? The passing game. That suits the Packers. Whenever Green Bay's defense plays to its potential, it's because teams are throwing the football. The Packers rank ninth against the pass but 27th versus the run.

Last week, Green Bay's pass rush showed the type of game-changing impact it can make, even against a premier offensive line. The hope is that Joe Barry's unit can keep this game close.

Jordan Love and the Packers' offense faces arguably its toughest test of the season. The Chiefs' defense is excellent. But Love has looked great in recent weeks and is finding ways to get it done.

The Packers aren't expected to win. That's nothing new. But in a primetime game at Lambeau Field, they will make life difficult for the Chiefs, and they have the ability to cause another upset in front of a national audience.

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