The Green Bay Packers have to overcome the odds again in Week 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
That's nothing new for Matt LaFleur's team. They were written off against the Los Angeles Chargers and Detroit Lions but beat them both. However, taking down the defending Super Bowl champions is their greatest challenge yet.
Green Bay's offense has to find a way without star running back Aaron Jones again this week, while cornerback Eric Stokes isn't quite ready to make his return.
Even with all their injuries, the Packers can give the Chiefs a tough game on Sunday Night Football. Green Bay's defense, especially the pass rush, is playing at a high level, which is crucial in a matchup against the reigning NFL and Super Bowl MVP, Patrick Mahomes.
Jordan Love is also playing his best football of the season. He needs another big game for the Packers to beat the Chiefs in Week 13.
Which players are inactive for both teams ahead of Sunday Night Football?
Packers vs. Chiefs inactives Week 13
- CB Jaire Alexander
- RB Aaron Jones
- LB Brenton Cox Jr.
- T Caleb Jones
- TE Josiah Deguara
- WR Samori Toure
- RB Jerick McKinnon
- CB Nic Jones
- DE BJ Thompson
- OL Mike Caliendo
- DT Neil Farrell
- DE Malik Herring
For Green Bay to win, it may need a low-scoring game like the last meeting between these two teams in 2021. It was also Jordan Love's first career start. Neither quarterback had a great game, with Love and Mahomes combining for 356 passing yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. The Packers and Chiefs scored a total of 20 points, with Kansas City edging the game 13-7.
The Packers don't want this game to be high-scoring. The offense is playing well, but it's hard to keep pace with Mahomes when he's at his best.
Green Bay's defense needs another strong performance, with the offense finding a way to move the ball against an excellent Kansas City defense. It won't be easy.
The Packers aren't expected to win, but it would send a statement to the rest of the NFC if they can find a way to get over the line on Sunday Night Football.