Chiefs vs Packers tickets at the GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Green Bay Packers (7-1) entered Week 9 flying high after handing the Arizona Cardinals their first loss of the season. The NFC North’s top team is now dealing with a major problem ahead of its Sunday matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs (4-4), however. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been ruled out for this week’s highly-anticipated duel against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs after testing positive for COVID-19. The Packers will now turn to backup Jordan Love.
NFL season 2021-22
Chiefs vs Packers
Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021 & Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium
It has been a whirlwind for the NFL recently — and Kansas City is a part of those headlines with Aaron Rodgers testing positive for COVID being out for the Week 9 matchup. 2020 first-rounder Jordan Love will get the start, so the Chiefs’ defense caught a break. Davante Adams is reportedly available, so he and Aaron Jones will be top priorities for Kansas City defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Patrick Mahomes desperately needs a clean stat line to get some confidence back. The offensive line has been great in the run-blocking department, so Derrick Gore and Darrel Williams could be a big part.
Defensively, the Chiefs need to pin their ears back and get after Jordan Love. They’ll need to earn the right to do so by stopping the run, something they’ve done better in recent weeks. That won’t be an easy task with two talented backs in Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon. The Chiefs Kingdom also needs to play their part to make Arrowhead Stadium deafeningly loud for Love.
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Rodgers was joined on the COVID-19 list by backup CB Isaac Yiadom. OT David Bakhtiari still hasn’t made his 2021 debut after tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament on Dec. 31, though he is practicing with the Packers again. CB Kevin King (shoulder/back) has missed Green Bay’s last three games but has been practicing this week, and DLs Jack Heflin (illness), Kingsley Keke (concussion), and Dean Lowry (hamstring) didn’t practice Wednesday. … Hitchens returned to practice for Kansas City this week, but RT Mike Remmers (knee) remained out for the second straight week.
Speaking of streaks, the Chiefs snapped an excruciating one as Jeremy Maclin hauled in the team’s first touchdown from a receiver since 2013. But his big outing of 141 yards wasn’t nearly enough to mount a late comeback.
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