Packers vs. Chiefs: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistDecember 14, 2011

SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 6:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers and Head Coach Mike McCarthy speak during the against the San Diego Chargers on November 6, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Donald Miralle/Getty Images

The undefeated Green Bay Packers hit the road to take on the slumping Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, and this shouldn't be much of a game. 

Green Bay is unstoppable right now, but the Chiefs, on the other hand, are downright awful. Injuries have plagued Kansas City all season long, and just when the Chiefs thought things were going well, another star player would get hurt. 

It's been a rough year for the Chiefs, but they can feel good about the future because they're a talented team when fully healthy. 

The Packers are looking to start a dynasty, and it's hard to say it won't happen considering how well Aaron Rodgers has been playing this year. 

In the last six games, Green Bay is averaging 39 points and Kansas City is only averaging 7.5, which is a good indication of how this game should go come Sunday. 

With that said, let's take a look at some specifics of this Week 15 showdown. 


When: Sunday, Dec. 18 at 1:00 p.m. ET 

Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.

Watch: FOX

Listen: WTMJ 620 AM in Milwaukee, KCFX 101.1 FM in Kansas City

Live Streaming Audio: Audio Pass ($29.99 for year, $27.99 team specific, $9.99 a month)

Betting Line: Green Bay (-14) 


What's At Stake? 

The question for perfection is on the line for the Packers, but they should be able to continue their journey towards 16-0. 

As for the Chiefs, they know that the Packers are far superior, but being able to put up a good fight would give them a great boost of confidence, especially considering they just fired their head coach. 


GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 11: Greg Jennings #85 of the Green Bay Packers advances the ball against the Oakland Raiders at Lambeau Field on December 11, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Raiders 46-16. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Im
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Green Bay Injury Report

WR Greg Jennings (knee): Out 

RB James Starks (knee, ankle): Questionable 

LB Desmond Bishop (calf): Questionable 


Kansas City Injury Report 

QB Kyle Orton (right finger): Questionable 

DB Jon McGraw (ankle): Questionable 


Fantasy Start 'Em, Sit 'Em, Sleeper 


Start: Aaron Rodgers, QB 

The favorite to win the NFL MVP Award this season, Rodgers is the best fantasy start this game has to offer. He's thrown two or more touchdown passes in every game this season, and he'll continue to tear up the stat sheets this Sunday. 

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 31:  Receiver Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball upfield after making a catch during the game against the San Diego Chargers on October 31, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ja
Jamie Squire/Getty Images


Sit: Dwayne Bowe, WR 

As the Chiefs best wide receiver, Bowe is certain to get a lot of looks. However, the Packers are scheming against him, and because Kansas City is very weak at QB, Bowe isn't worth the start. 

He hasn't caught a touchdown pass since Week 5, and his bad luck will continue again in Week 15 against the Packers. With a more reliable QB, Bowe is a sure fire start, but that's something the Chiefs do not have right now. 


Sleeper: James Jones, WR 

With Greg Jennings ruled out, Jones is going to become a solid option for Rodgers. He's had a few good games this season, but Jordy Nelson and Jermichael Finely steal targets from him. 

This week will be kind to Jones, and he'll step up and make the most of his opportunity with Jennings on the sideline. 


What They're Saying 

Rob Demovsky covers the Packers for the Green Bay Press-Gazette, and he tweeted what head coach Mike McCarthy had to say about when Greg Jennings would be able to return. 

That's good news for Packers fans, because Jennings will definitely be needed when the postseason rolls around. He'll be out at least two to three weeks, so the first round bye the Packers should be getting will come in handy. 

Jennings hasn't been extremely dominant this year, but he's come up big in key moments, and that's why the Packers need him so badly in the playoffs. 

Adam Teicher covers the Chiefs for the Kansas City Star, and he tweeted an update on how Kyle Orton is performing. 

Interim head coach Romeo Crennel announced earlier that the starting QB this week would be Orton or Ricky Stanzi, which shouldn't be a surprise because Tyler Palko has been terrible in Matt Cassel's absence. 

Orton will get the start if he's healthy, and it sounds like he will be ready to go. This is a bold move by Crennel, but he's taking a gamble that he's hoping will pay off. Orton isn't a bad quarterback, but it's been a down year for him, and if he isn't at full health, this move could backfire.


Packers Player to Watch 

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 09:  Jermichael Finley #88 of the Green Bay Packers against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on October 9, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Jermichael Finley was held without a catch last week, which definitely hurt a number of fantasy football players. This week should be much different for him, because without Jennings in the lineup, Finley will be asked to step up.

Not to mention, the Chiefs have given up eight touchdowns to opposing tight ends, which is most in the NFL. His team needs him to come through this week, so keep an eye on him to see if he delivers.


Chiefs Player to Watch 

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 04: Kyle Orton #8 of the Kansas City Chiefs holds up his injured finger after playing one play against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 4, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

It appears as though Orton will be the starter, which means this will be the second time he's started against the Packers this season. Orton did so with the Broncos in Week 4, which didn't go so well. 

This time around, we'll see if Orton is able to exploit the Packers weak secondary. He has better weapons, but if he re-injures himself then all hope is lost.


Key Matchup 

The Chiefs are are ranked at No. 10 in the pass defense, holding opposing quarterbacks to an average of 209 yards per game. 

If Kansas City is going to shock the world and pull the upset, they have to find a way to stop Rodgers from shredding them apart. That is, of course, much easier said than done, so we'll soon see what the Chiefs' defense has in store for Rodgers and company. 



Rodgers will be too much for the Chiefs to handle, and since Kansas City struggles to put points on the board, it doesn't stand much of a chance on Sunday. Green Bay wins big, adding more pressure to go 16-0. 

Packers 42, Chiefs 13


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