On Monday Night, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 38-28, moving to 3-0 on the season. The Packers did so behind the golden arm of Aaron Rodgers, who threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns, while being sacked only once and not turning the ball over.
On defense, Clay Matthews had a solid game despite a few missed tackles, as he racked up his first two sacks of the year. The Packers as a team sacked Alex Smith seven times to help contribute to the big win.
Here's a little bit of a glimpse into how we as Packers fans were feeling during Monday's game.
Montgomery and Adams both get hurt on the first series and the Packers go three and out to start the game.
Three and out forced on defense. Packers move the ball at will. Montgomery back. Rodgers to Montgomery, touchdown!!
Chiefs ball, Bad kickoff, but Daniels blows up a run and Matthews walks his blocker back into Smith and forced an incompletion. James Starks makes a man miss for a big 19-yard gain, Alonzo Harris rumbles for 16, and Randall Cobb finishes it off with a three-yard score.
Definitely Happy Patrick Stewart time.
Packers get the ball back and stall out at the Chiefs' 39, but go for it on 4th and 5. Rodgers gets hit as he throws and his pass is incomplete, but he gets up just fine.
Not cool on the next drive, however, as Travis Kelce breaks out for the Chiefs' first down and Casey Hayward takes a dumb penalty. It's a quick drive after Charles puts it in the end zone to cut the lead to 14-7.
Packers get the ball back and move the ball well, in large part due to Lacy's tough running and some nifty moves by Randall Cobb. Unfortunately, Aaron Rodgers was sacked, but Mason Crosby adds a 44-yard field goal and makes the score 17-7. Both green and red teams are probably just sort of okay with this turn of events.
Rodgers then finds Cobb for a big first down before drawing the Chiefs offsides and hitting James Jones for a 27-yard strike to make it 24-7!
Back-to-back sacks by Jayrone Elliott and Mike Daniels were a nice start to the second half. Clay Matthews approves:
A little later, Alex Smith threw an easy interception to Sam Shields, and Rodgers converted to Cobb on a 4-yard touchdown on the next play.
Boo. The Chiefs move the ball well and score, and they broke their streak of having no touchdown passes to a wide receiver since approximately the bronze age.
But it's okay! Another hard count by Rodgers drew the Chiefs offsides and led to a third touchdown for Cobb, all on the same play.
The Packers allowed a long drive late in the game and a score that pulled the Chiefs within 38-28, and a converted two-point conversion could have made it a one score game, but Smith's pass fell incomplete:
The rest of the game was uneventful, as the Packers held on for a 38-28 win.
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