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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (4-3)
GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-1)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2007 – 12:00 PM (CENTRAL)
ARROWHEAD STADIUM – KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
TV: FOX Regional Coverage (WDAF-4 in Kansas City) – Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver.
RADIO: KCFX-FM (101.1) List of Affiliates – Mitch Holthus, Len Dawson, Bob Gretz and Bill Grigsby.
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The Chiefs and Packers will square off in an interconference match-up at Arrowhead on November 4th. Kansas City enjoyed a bye after registering a 12-10 win at Oakland (10/21), while the Packers are coming off a thrilling 19-13 OT win on Monday night at Denver (10/29). After posting wins in four of its last five contests, Kansas City sits atop the AFC West standings with a 4-3 record along with San Diego. Green Bay leads the NFC North at 6-1 and has won 10 of its last 11 contests dating back to 2006.
It’s been 20 years since Green Bay registered its one and only victory in Kansas City. The Packers have lost five straight contests against the Chiefs, Green’s Bay longest active losing streak against any NFL franchise and the Packers lengthiest losing stretch vs. any single opponent since dropping eight straight games against Miami from ‘71-94.
This Chiefs-Packers contest will feature a pair of head coaches who were former Chiefs assistants – KC’s Herm Edwards and GB’s Mike McCarthy – who both served on Marty Schottenheimer’s staff in the ‘90s. This contest will likely also mark the final appearance of QB Brett Favre at Arrowhead. Kansas City is the only team that Favre has faced and never defeated. The Chiefs own a perfect 3-0 mark in their previous meetings (’93, ‘96 and 2003) with Green Bay’s Canton-bound signal caller.
Edwards is assembling a Chiefs squad that bears a number of similarities to the Kansas City squads of the ‘90s that made six consecutive playoff berths on the strength of solid defense, a punishing ground game and domination of the turnover chart. Prior to Monday Night Football, Kansas City and Jacksonville were the only two teams that have held all of their opponents to 20 points or less this season. Dating back to last season, the Chiefs have actually limited 14 of their last 16 foes to 20 points or less.
KC has allowed just 113 total points (16.1 ppg) on the season to rank sixth in the league and has permitted just 14.1 offensive ppg. KC has registered a +4 turnover differential (10 takes/6 gives) in its four wins, while RB Larry Johnson has posted a 100-yard rushing performance in three of his last four contests, averaging 118.0 ypg in the Chiefs last three victories.
Under McCarthy, the Packers have thrived in Favre’s 17th NFL campaign. Green Bay is second in the NFL in passing offense (226.6 ypg) and is ninth in scoring, averaging 23.0 ppg. The only blemish on the Packers record was a 27-20 loss vs. Chicago (10/7).
The Chiefs own a 6-2-1 overall record (6-1-1 regular season and 0-1 postseason) in nine previous meetings with the Packers. The Chiefs have won five straight regular season contests vs. Green Bay, including a 40-34 OT decision at Lambeau Field (10/12/03). The Chiefs posted the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in franchise history in that contest, overcoming a 17-point deficit in the final quarter to register the victory. The winning points came on a 51-yard TD connection from QB Trent Green to WR Eddie Kennison.
Kansas City’s five-game victory stretch against the Packers is the Chiefs second-longest active streak against any Chiefs opponent (Oakland – nine games). The Packers five-game losing stretch against the Chiefs is Green Bay’s longest active losing streak against any team.
The Chiefs are 3-1 all-time against Green Bay at Arrowhead, including victories in the last two meetings. The Packers only win in Kansas City was Green Bay’s last victory in the regular season against the Chiefs, a 23-3 decision at Arrowhead (11/22/87). Kansas City is 3-0 at Lambeau Field, making the Chiefs the only current NFL franchise that Green Bay has faced two or more times at Lambeau without registering a victory.
Including preseason competition, the Chiefs and Packers have squared off at six different sites in the 19 previous meetings between the two teams (11 preseason, seven regular season and one postseason). In addition to venues such as Lambeau Field, Arrowhead Stadium and Milwaukee County Stadium, KC and GB have competed in preseason play at the Tokyo Dome (8/1/98) and at Fawcett Stadium for the HOF Game in Canton, Ohio (8/4/03).
The initial meeting between Green Bay and Kansas City remains the most historic – a Super Bowl I showdown at the L.A. Coliseum (1/15/67) – as Vince Lombardi’s Packers produced a 35-10 win over Hank Stram’s Chiefs. At the time, the game was billed as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. In addition to HOF coaches on both sidelines, future Canton enshrinees involved with Super Bowl I for KC included Founder Lamar Hunt, LB Bobby Bell, LB Willie Lanier, QB Len Dawson, DT Buck Buchanan and K Jan Stenerud.
EDWARDS AMONG NFL’S ELITE LINEBACKERS
LB Donnie Edwards owns 28 career INTs, the most of any active LB. Of the 16 LBs enshrined in the Pro Football HOF, only Nick Buoniconti (32), Jack Ham (32) and Sam Huff (30) own more career INTs. Edwards has returned four of his 28 INTs for TDs, more than any Hall of Fame linebacker.
In total, Edwards has six career TDs (four INT returns, two fumble returns). In addition, Edwards’ 1,566 career tackles also rank fifth among active NFL players. His 800 tackles with KC are the fifth-highest tally in Chiefs history. Dating back to ‘96, no NFL active NFL linebacker owns more takeaways (39) or has started more consecutive games (144) than Edwards.