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Kansas City 13, Green Bay 7
When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, November 7, 2021
Where: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Temperature: 72°
Head Official: Shawn Smith
Attendance: 73476

Patrick Mahomes overcame a rocky performance, passing for just 166 yards and one touchdown, and the host Kansas City Chiefs edged the Green Bay Packers 13-7 on Sunday.

The loss of quarterback Aaron Rodgers after he tested positive for COVID-19 proved costly for the Packers (7-2), who lacked offensive consistency and had their seven-game winning streak snapped.

Packers QB Jordan Love, making his first NFL start, often got saddled with poor field position as the Chiefs (5-4) overcame their offensive ineffectiveness with well-placed punts by Tommy Townsend.

Love passed for 190 yards, going 19 of 34, though the Packers went only 2-for-12 on third-down plays. Love completed his first nine attempts of the second half, and after an interception by the Chiefs' L'Jarius Sneed, he connected with Allen Lazard for a 20-yard touchdown pass with 4:54 remaining to make it 13-7.

The Packers could not get the ball back, however, exhausting their timeouts before Mahomes fired a 13-yard strike to Tyreek Hill on third-and-10 from the Green Bay 48 to seal the outcome.

Mahomes went just 20 of 37 as Kansas City seemed reluctant to rely on a decent run game in an effort to thaw out their passer. The Chiefs logged four three-and-outs, exceeding their season total (three).

Darrel Williams rushed for 70 yards on 19 carries. After coming in with a league-high 19 giveaways, the Chiefs committed no turnovers while totaling only 237 yards.

Special teams cost Green Bay in the first half. Mason Crosby missed a field goal and had another blocked. Then, a punt that bounded off the foot of Malik Taylor was recovered by Chris Lammons, setting up Kansas City for an easy 24-yard field goal by Harrison Butker with 1:51 left.

Butker tacked on a 55-yarder with one second remaining in the half after the Packers stalled on downs and gave the Chiefs the ball at the Green Bay 38 with 27 seconds left.

Mahomes engineered a methodical 15-play touchdown drive after Love and Green Bay went three-and-out on their first possession. Williams gained 33 yards on the 64-yard march, which ended with a 1-yard strike to Travis Kelce.

The Chiefs recorded five first downs on the drive before finishing with just 14.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Rushing
Green Bay   Kansas City
Aaron Jones Player Darrel Williams
12 Attempts 19
53 Yards 70
4.4 Avg Yards 3.7
0 Touchdowns 0
9 Long 11
Receiving
Green Bay   Kansas City
Randall Cobb Player Travis Kelce
3 Receptions 5
50 Yards 68
16.7 Avg Yards 13.6
0 Touchdowns 1
35 Long 25
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Green Bay 301 122 179 1 0 0 1.0 0
Kansas City 237 77 160 1 2 1 1.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Las Vegas. The Chiefs have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Green Bay will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Packers have a W/L % of .857 after a win and .500 after a loss.