Chiefs Continue Winning Ways in Green Bay

Trailing most of the game Kansas City out-scored the Green Bay Packers 20-3 in the fourth quarter to win a thrilling 40-34 overtime game that moves the Chiefs to 6-0 on the season.

This was a game of streaks. The Packers scored on their first two possessions taking an early 14-0 lead. Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre shredded the Chiefs defense like Swiss cheese. The Kansas City defense was back on the heels and tried their best to give the Chiefs a knock out punch that they would not be able to recover.

Kansas City finally notched some points on the scoreboard. In their best drive of the game, Trent Green found tight end Tony Gonzalez on a 26-yard pass and catch over the middle that made the score 14-7 Packers.

After the Chiefs defense finally held the Packers, they were forced to punt the ball to Dante Hall. After nearly stepping out of bounds, Hall fielded the ball and ran to his right. After a nifty cutback, Hall found an opening and was setting his sights for his fifth touchdown of the year. But Packers kicker Josh Bidwell tripped up Hall. If Hall had stayed to his left, he would have scored but give the Packers punter credit.

However the Chiefs moved the ball right down the field. Green threw his second touchdown of the day to Johnnie Morton. On a third down play inside the ten yard line, Morton caught the ball at the five-yard line and stiffed arm Packers cornerback Al Harris and then lunged into the end zone to tie the game at 14-14.

But the Packers drove right down the throat of the Chiefs defense and took a 21-14 halftime lead as Favre found Ahman Green for a 12-yard touchdown pass.

The start of the second half was a carbon copy of the first half. Green Bay took the opening possession to strike quickly. Back-up running back Najeh Davenport ran into the end zone untouched from 12-yards out and Green Bay took a 28-14 lead.

After two stalled drives by the offense, the Packers started yet another drive by gaining huge chunks of yards. But the Kansas City defense stiffened and held the Packers to a 50-yard field goal that made the score 31-14 Green Bay.

As the third quarter ran out, Kansas City found its groove offensively after a big punt return by Dante Hall set the Chiefs up in Packer territory. Green hit consecutive passes to get them inside the five-yard line. Priest Holmes, who only had 26 yards rushing in the first three quarters, scored from 1-yard out making the score 31-21 Packers.

The Chiefs defense which had give up huge chunks of yards and looked weery, made the play of the game. With Green Bay driving, safety Jerome Woods intercepted a tipped pass and Franco Harris like; scooped the ball up and ran it all the way back 79-yards to make the score 31-28.

The Packers stadium was stunned. The Chiefs defense forced the Packers into a three and out. After a penalty that set the Chiefs back on the ensuing punt, Green found a wide open Gonzalez for a huge 67-yard catch and run. That set up the tying field goal by Morton Andersen. The ageless wonder kicked his first field goal of the game from 34-yards to tie the score at 31.

But Green Bay returned to form and kicked the Chiefs tails all the way down the field. Ahman Green ran over the tired Kansas City defense but somehow they found the strength to keep Green Bay out of the end zone. Ryan Longwell hit a 41-yard field goal to give the Packers a 34-31 lead with 2:37 left in the game.

After Dante Hall failed to let a ball go out of bounds, the Chiefs started the last drive at their own 10-yard line. But Green behind short completions and some clutch plays by Priest Holmes managed to get into field goal range.

With .05 seconds left in the game, Andersen hit the game tying field goal from 31-yards and the game went into overtime.

The biggest call of the game was the coin flip. Former Packers defensive end called heads and the Chiefs gained the first possession in overtime. Behind Holmes, the Chiefs used their smash mouth offense and quickly moved into Packers territory.

On a short 3rd and two inside the Packers 30-yard line, Green nearly had a pass intercepted. Andersen came into the game and attempted a 47-yard field goal but it was blocked and old momentum had swung back to the Packers.

But consecutive bang-bang plays would change the outcome.

The Packers on their first offensive possession handed the ball off to Green. He gained 13-yards but Jerome Woods striped the ball Green and linebacker Mike Maslowski jumped on the ball at the Chiefs 49-yard line.

On the next play, Green executed a perfect play action pass and found Eddie Kennison wide open at the Packers twenty yard line. Kennison streaked for the end zone and scored the game winner.

The Chiefs have never comeback from more than 14 points down in the fourth quarter to snatch a victory in their 43-year history. But they accomplished that on Sunday in the most historic of all stadiums in the NFL.

The win moves Kansas City to 6-0 on the season. Next week the Chiefs play the Raiders in Oakland next Monday Night. The Raiders lost 13-7 on Sunday to the Browns in Cleveland and fall to 2-4 on the season. With a victory against the Raiders, they could move to 7-0 and virtually eliminate Oakland from any post season opportunities. Top Stories