Aaron Rodgers threw for 305 yards and 3 touchdowns, two of them to Aaron Jones on a huge evening for the Green Bay operating back, and the Packers held off backup quarterback Matt Moore and the Kansas City Chiefs 31-24 on Sunday evening.
Jones had seven catches for 159 yards and added 67 on the ground a huge chunk of them in the closing minutes, when the Packers (7-1) sealed the win. It was their 1st at Arrowhead Stadium due to the fact 2007.
With reigning league MVP Patrick Mahomes out with a dislocated kneecap, Moore took the reins of the Chiefs’ higher-powered offense and fared rather properly. He threw for 267 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the ex-higher college coach’s 1st NFL start out in much more than two years.
Right after a shaky start out by Moore, the journeyman quarterback and the rest of the Chiefs offense located a groove. They embarked on an 89-yard drive that ended with a make-it-rain 29-yard TD pass to Travis Kelce, then got a 30-yard pitch-and-catch to Mecole Hardman to tie the game. The Chiefs led 17-14 at half-time, raising some eyebrows across the league.
Green Bay coach Matt LaFleur created a couple of adjustments, although, and Rodgers and Co started to move the ball after much more. They applied a 15-play drive that soaked up much more than half the third quarter to get a tying field aim, then got the ball back when LeSean McCoy fumbled on the extremely subsequent play. 5 plays later, Rodgers conjured up much more of his magic.
With third down at the 3, he dropped back and was flushed from the pocket. He rolled to his ideal and threw a blind pass to the back corner of the finish zone, exactly where Jamaal Williams somehow took the ball away from Chiefs linebacker Ben Niemann whilst tapping each feet inbounds. Rodgers was lying flat on his back, staring at the sky, as the official signaled touchdown. The Packers held on for victory and are now 1 game ahead of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North. The Chiefs nonetheless lead the AFC West.