KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers' perfect season came to a crashing halt on Sunday against the beleaguered Kansas City Chiefs, who rallied behind interim coach Romeo Crennel and new quarterback Kyle Orton to a shocking 19-14 victory.
Orton finished 23 of 31 for 299 yards in his first start for the Chiefs (6-8), who fired coach Todd Haley last Monday with the team having lost five of its last six games. The loss also ended the Packers' 19-game winning streak.
But behind an inspired performance by the defense, four field goals by Ryan Succop and Jackie Battle's short touchdown run with 4:53 left in the game, Kansas City managed to hand the Packers (13-1) their first loss since Dec. 19, 2010, at New England -- exactly one day shy of a full year.
Aaron Rodgers was just 17 of 35 for 235 yards and a touchdown, and he also scampered eight yards for another touchdown with 2:12 left in the game. But the Packers were unable to recover the onside kick and then pick up a couple of first downs to secure the victory.
KANSAS CITY (WKOW) -- Green Bay is taking on the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday for their last regular reason road game.
They're playing for more than a win: they can have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win. According to packers.com, the last time Green Bay was the top seed in the conference was in 1996.
The team is now 13-0 for the first time in franchise history. They've won 19 straight games, including playoffs. Arrowhead is normally a tough place to play, but the Chiefs are dealing with changes. A new head coach in Romeo Crennel, and newly signed Kyle Orton gets the start at quarterback. But the Pack know it's much more than those two. Charlie Peprah, Packers Safety, said, "We know they have good players on the edge, no matter who is throwing them the ball. Dwayne Bowe is going to be Dwayne Bowe; Breston is going to be Breston, Pope is Pope; McCluster, Thomas Jones... So, it doesn't matter who is getting them the ball, they still have good skill guys on the edges and we just have to prepare like we always do." Clay Matthews, Packers Linebacker, said, "You have to understand they are going to try and set themselves up with the run, and get the QB involved with certain play calls. It's more understanding that, then you can get after the quarterbacks."
If they win all their games on the road, Green Bay will be the sixth NFL team with a perfect 8-0 road record.