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Mahomes, Chiefs outshine Rodgers-less Packers 13-7

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Mahomes, Chiefs outshine Rodgers-less Packers 13-7

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Nov 08
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had hoped to face his counterpart, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. However, deep down, Mahomes must have felt relieved that the reigning MVP was not on the field.

Without Rodgers, the Packers did not play well, and Kansas City was able to score a 13-7 win at Arrowhead Stadium.

Green Bay backup QB Jordan Love filled in for Rodgers, who had to isolate after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week. In the game, Love completed 19 of 34 passes for 190 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said his team didn’t perform well enough and made unnecessary errors during the game.

“We basically gave them points when we fumbled the ball. You can’t have that happen,” LaFleur said.

However, the 42-year-old coach praised his team’s defense, which held Mahomes to 20-of-37 passing for 166 yards — the fewest in a complete game in his career.

“I thought that was a championship-level effort, championship-level execution,” LaFleur said.

Love could start again against the Seattle Seahawks if Rodgers has yet to test negative for Covid by Saturday.

“Jordan will get the reps and we’ll see where we’re at,” LaFleur said. “(Rodgers) is our starting quarterback. It’s just, I think he’s gone through enough. Yeah, you like guys to practice all week long, but I don’t think it’s absolutely imperative to do that. We just have to make sure he’s well in tune with our plan.”

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