Saturday, December 17, 2011

Week 15: Green Bay at Kansas City

The Packers have their final road game on Sunday at Kansas City.  “Any given Sunday,” and all that, but the Chiefs’ advantages end at home field.

Their coach was just fired. Their starting QB is benched. Kyle Orton has had the chance to play - and throw 3 touchdowns - against Green Bay’s defense, so he has that going for him. Then again, Kyle also threw 3 interceptions against the Pack and lost the game 49-23. And his index finger on his throwing hand is dislocated. Kansas City’s Tyler Palko is so bad that he not only was benched for an injured player, but he is not even the backup. Stand-in coach Romeo Crennel has said that rookie Ricky Stanzi will be the backup if Orton is unable to play. 

Orton counts the number of plays he's run in KC.

The Chiefs are 5-8 with nothing to play for. The Packers are playing for home field through the playoffs. And, regardless of the question of the wisdom of trying for 16-0, the Green Bay players really, really want 16-0, so they won’t sleep on the Chiefs.

The Packers are a bit dinged up this week. Ryan Pickett is out with a concussion, and Desmond Bishop is still out with a calf injury.  A.J. Hawk is probable to play, and Josh Sitton has a good chance to play after missing the last couple of weeks with a knee injury.  The running game is somewhat of a question mark as both James Starks and Brandon Saine are game-time decisions. Even if they both are cleared, I would guess Ryan Grant will still get the bulk of the carries and have an opportunity to continue his strong play from last week. C’mon 14-0!!

"You guys just stop right there."

And I didn’t even have to mention Aaron Rodgers in this post. Depending on if he plays the whole game, Aaron can pad his already-ridiculous stats.

"Hmm, what other records should I break today?"

1 comment:

  1. Where's the game recap?? I'm waiting for the game breakdown as well as the overall weekend breakdown, it was a great week in the NFL as far as I'm concerned.