Kansas City, Mo. – Last Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs went up against a tough opponent in the Green Bay Packers. They lost 31-24 to the Packers at the end of the game; even though people were looking forward to the Patrick Mahomes-Aaron Rodgers match up, Patrick Mahomes did not play due to a dislocated kneecap injury. The backup quarterback for the Chiefs is Matt Moore, who played a pretty good game, although he had big shoes to fill. Moore had his first start since November of 2017 during this game.
At first, it looked like the Packers would completely win over the Chiefs in the first quarter.
The Packers were already 14 points to zero when Kansas City finally made a touchdown in the second quarter- it was a good throw from Matt Moore with Travis Kelce wide open near the end zone. Kelce caught it then ran the last few yards before jumping into the end zone to get the first points for the Chiefs that night. Then Kansas City were back in the game just like that, getting another touchdown and a 3-point field goal all in the second quarter. Putting the score to 17-14, with the Chiefs in the lead, at halftime.
In the third and fourth quarter, the Chiefs only made one touchdown and one 1-point field goal. The touchdown was made in the late fourth quarter. The Packers received all of the other points, including two touchdowns and a 3-point field goal. The Packers ended up winning by seven points- the final score was 31-24.
It seemed during halftime that the Chiefs were getting a little too cocky and missed a couple of shots which would have turned the game around.
One of these times was when Chiefs running back, LeSean McCoy, fumbled the ball, allowing the Packers to recover it. Another instance was when Moore threw the ball to tight end, Travis Kelce, and Kelce just couldn’t grab hold and hold on to it. Those two plays happened in the second half, and they might have changed the games ending.
Rookie wide receiver, Mecole Hardman, also had a 65-yard punt return for the Chiefs.
Chiefs Quarterback and fun Facts
Matt Moore completed 24 of 36, threw for 267 yards, threw for two touchdowns, and had one carry for 3 yards.
Chiefs head coach, Andy Reid, has the most wins with a backup quarterback (not this game) in the NFL. The total adding up to four backup QB’s. And Tyreek Hill, Kansas City, has the most 50 plus yard touchdowns in his first four seasons.
The Chiefs go up against the Minnesota Vikings, 6-2, in week 9- which is November 3. The game will be held at Arrowhead Stadium, and the game will begin at noon Central Time.