Aaron Rodgers threw for 5 touchdowns and seemed to barely break a sweat, while the Chiefs offense looked hopeless when it counted and Green Bay won on Monday Night Football, 38-28.           .

In the first quarter of the game Green Bay scored 14 points, while Kansas City had yet to gain a first down.

The Chiefs cut the deficit to 7 after a Jamaal Charles touchdown early in the 2nd quarter, only to see the Packers reel off 17 consecutive points to put the score at 31-7 by the middle of the 3rd.

Kansas City was playing 3 safetys on defense, with Tyvon Branch and others in one on one match-ups with wide receivers. Rodgers (24/35, 333 yards passing) took advantage. James Jones had 7 receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown, while Randall Cobb caught 3 TD’s to go with 7 catches for 91 yards.

The Chiefs were able to get Rodgers and the Green Bay offense off the field a handful of times, but the K.C. offense was inept. They couldn’t block, and Alex Smith knew it, looking to escape the pocket at the first sign of a defender. They got it going late however, but after the game was nearly over. They actually had a chance to pull within one score, but missed a 2 point attempt after a late TD in the 4th quarter.

Jamaal Charles scored 3 touchdowns for the Chiefs,but they only got him the ball 16 times with 11 rushes (49 yards) and 5 receptions (33 yards). Alex Smith had 290 yards passing, almost all of them coming in the second half.

Green Bay is looking good.  The addition of James Jones at WR (cut by NY Giants) has really softened the blow of losing Jordy Nelson for the year.  They face the reeling San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara this coming Sunday.

After blowing a late lead to their division rival Denver at home last Thursday, the Chiefs had an extra long time to think about it and came out flat in Green Bay, especially on offense where they were just dreadful.  Next up for K.C. are the Bengals, in Cincinnati, also on Sunday.

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