GREEN BAY, WB (WBAY) – Packers quarterback Jordan Love will have all eyes on him Sunday afternoon as he gets his first NFL start after Aaron Rodgers tests positive for COVID- 19 earlier this week.
Patrick Mahomes and company started off with several assists, two of which were completed, before starting the running game.
They approached the red zone after 7 games.
The Packers received the ball to start the game and started from their own 24-yard line.
Although the Packers gained four yards on a rushed play on the 2nd down, the first practice was a 3 and an out.
Bojorquez then kicked off a 39-yard punt, and the Chiefs took over on their own 36-yard line.
Packers quarterback Jordan Love will have all eyes on him Sunday afternoon as he gets his first NFL start after Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week.
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For the second time in the past three seasons, the Packers (7-1) travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face the Kansas City Chiefs (4-4). Green Bay has won three of the last four games against the Chiefs, including two of the last three in Kansas City. Last year, the Packers won 31-24, running back Aaron Jones having a career-high 159 receiving yards on a career-high seven receiving with two touchdowns on receiving.
Although Packers head coach Mat LaFleur is 1-0 against the Chiefs, head coach Andy Reid is 5-4 against the Packers, including 1-1 in the playoffs and his tenure. coach in Philadelphia. Reid is in his ninth season as a head coach and was hired by Kansas City in January 2013.
Sunday is also the third time the Packers have faced an AFC opponent this season. Previously, the Packers have played and beaten the Steelers and Bengals, 27-17 and 25-22, respectively.
Green Bay is currently on a seven-game winning streak – the longest streak in the NFL today – and the longest for the franchise since 2011, when they had a 13-game winning streak. So far this season, the Packers are 4-1 on the road.
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Adams and fellow wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling were both out in last week’s game against the Cardinals, as was Allen Lazard. However, Rodgers and his company managed to fend for themselves and came out on top, giving Arizona their first loss of the season.
Love, a former first-round pick, will have Adams, Lazard and Valdes-Scantling this week, but will have Josiah Deguara in place of tight end Robert Tonyan, who suffered an ACL tear in the game against the Cardinals. Earlier this season, Love totaled 68 yards and was 5 of 7 attempted passes against the Saints in the first week.
The Packers announced on Sunday afternoon that DL Dean Lowry was active for Sunday’s game after being listed as questionable.
However, the team will be devoid of the following:
- S Vernon Scott
- LB La’Darius Hamilton
- LB Isaiah McDuffie
- DL Kingsley Keke
The Chiefs also announced their inactive players:
- CB DeAndré Baker
- OT Prince Tega Wanogho
- OT Mike Remmers
- TE Dan Brown
- DT Khalen Saunders
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Team officials announced earlier this week that they’ve also elevated practice squad quarterback Blake Bortles to the active roster.
Sunday’s game is scheduled to start at 3:25 p.m. and will air on FOX.
Elsewhere in NFC North, the winless Detroit Lions are saying goodbye this week, and the 3-5 Chicago Bears will visit the 4-3 Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings visit Baltimore.
As always, the Action 2 Sports team will be providing updates throughout the game and reacting after the game on Sunday Sports Night Cover 2 at 10:35 pm.
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