The Kansas City Chiefs are getting the Green Bay Packers at exactly the right time with the chance to make a statement and finally get their season going.
In a season filled with plenty of bad luck for the Chiefs, they just caught a huge break.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is out for Sunday’s game after testing positive for COVID-19. That means Jordan Love will be making his first career start in the NFL.
What was supposed to be a heavy-hitters quarterback bout is now a chance for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ defense to get things moving.
5 bold predictions for Chiefs vs. Packers
Patrick Mahomes’ turnover streak will continue
One day Patrick Mahomes will end his career-worst streak of seven straight games with an interception. It just won’t be this day.
In fact, Mahomes is in danger of matching his career-worst streak of eight straight games with a turnover from 2018 when he takes the field on Sunday. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, it’ll happen.
This is just the wrong matchup to hope for a long-awaited zero-turnover game from Mahomes. The Packers have nabbed an interception in each of their last seven games, coinciding with their current win streak. It’s not just one guy ball-hawking like crazy either. De’Vondre Campbell is the only Packers defender with more than one INT on the season.
They’ve also recovered seven fumbles, so they’re a danger on that front with Campbell leading the way having forced two.
The Packers have a good enough pass rush to force Mahomes into a mistake or two.