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Perfect Season Comes to an End as Packers Collapse In KC; 19-14

The Green Bay Packers’ perfect season came to a shocking end against the reeling Kansas City Chiefs, who had just fired their coach and were starting a new quarterback.

Kyle Orton threw for 299 yards to outperform Aaron Rodgers, and the Chiefs rallied behind interim coach Romeo Crennel for a eye-opening 19-14 win on Sunday that discontinued the Packers’ 19-game winning streak.

It was the Packers first loss since Dec. 19, 2010, at New England.

It was also the first this season the Packers played without top wideout Greg Jennings, who missed the game with a knee injury.

Home-field advantage throughout the playoffs will have to wait for the Packers, who have a pair of division rivals (Chicago, Detroit) coming to Lambeau in the next two weeks to wrap up the regular season.

The 19-game winning streak was second only to a 21-game streak by New England in 2003-04.

Overall, Rodgers was 17 of 35 for 235 yards and a touchdown, and he also ran eight yards for another touchdown with 2:12 left in the game.

Looking for a rally in the end, the Packers were unable to recover the onside kick, and Kansas City picked up a couple of first downs to hand the club its first loss of the season.


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