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Aaron Rodgers and Packers Fail in Bid for Perfection; What Now?

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Aaron Rodgers and Packers Fail in Bid for Perfection; What Now?
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Perfection is gone, but not the Super Bowl.

The Green Bay Packers were smacked right in the mouth today by the Kansas City Chiefs. And they never saw it coming.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense did not live up to the hype against a team that was starting a new quarterback and a new interim head coach. This game was supposed to be an easy game for the Packers. 

The Chiefs have been a mess for weeks. They lost QB Matt Cassel and a lot of their veteran starters to injuries. They just fired coach Todd Haley last Monday and promoted Romeo Crennel to the job for now. This looked to be an easy win for the Packers.

And they blew it.

Rodgers threw for 235 yards, one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown. His performance, along with the rest of the offense, left the Packers vulnerable for the Chiefs to just make field goals and one touchdown against a defense that has been inconsistent all season long.  

It was too late when the Packers finally made it a close game in the fourth quarter. The game came down to an onside kick that the Chiefs were able to recover.

Now, the Packers need to act like champions and shake off this loss. Remember, it is only one loss.  

They have to focus on their remaining two games against the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. Neither of these games are easy games for the Packers. The Bears have a good defense still, and the Lions are in the playoff hunt.   

I fully expect the Packers to recover nicely and march into the playoffs as the NFC powerhouse that they are. As long as the thought not having a perfect season stays out of the Packers' minds, they are still favorites to win the Super Bowl.  

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