The Green Bay Packers were set to make a run at history. Three games remaining and only the Detroit Lions were a viable opponent to knock them off. Then, onward to the playoffs and possibly the Super Bowl. They forgot about the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs, who fired their head coach on Monday, drew up a defensive game plan that thirteen other teams could not. They hassled GB QB Aaron Rodgers relentlessly and kept his quick strike passing attack in check while moving the ball just enough to create points. The final score read 19-14 but KC had controlled the game from start to finish allowing GB a late TD score to bring the game close.
The loss puts the Miami Dolphins 1972 team once again alone in “Perfectville” and once again irritating the media who despise their accomplishment. It also puts Green Bay in position to do something that New England could not do. Finish their season 18-1 should they run the table and win the Super Bowl.
While Green Bay was soaking in their loss, the Indianapolis Colts, on the other side of the perfect specter found a way to pull out their first win of the season beating Tennessee 27-13.
Somewhere, Jim Mandich is smiling!