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December

The !$*?!#%! Kansas City Chiefs Ruined the Packers Opportunity for Perfection

Donald Driver, WR Green Bay Packers

Is this really happening?

The Packers lost to the Chiefs on Sunday in a complete trainwreck of a football game. Receivers dropped passes, the pass rush never entered Kyle Orton’s zip code and more Packers limped off the field with injuries.

It was a horrible way to end an amazing run. Just horrible.

There’s probably going to be some people that say it’s good for the Packers to lose a game. They’ll say that the ultimate goal is the Super Bowl and losing will build character and force the Packers to correct mistakes… or something like that.

Ignore those people. Tell them to go away.

Losing sucks. No team ever says, “Hey, lets lose this game today to build some character and increase our chances of going to the Super Bowl.” That’s not how it works.

If this Packers team goes 18-1 and repeats as Super Bowl champions, it’s going to be amazing. I’m going to be just as happy as I was for the other Super Bowl titles the Packers have won in my lifetime.

But there’s always going to be a small part of my green and gold brain that reminds me the Packers could have been 19-0 — undefeated — but they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs.

THE !$*?!#%! KANSAS CITY CHIEFS!!!!!!

We’re going to have plenty of time in the coming days to break down exactly what happened, to start sounding the alarm about the Packers’ injuries, protection issues and defensive lapses. Honestly, I’m not worried about all of that. Yeah, the Packers are banged up and looked lost on Sunday, but they’re still the best team in the NFL.

If they don’t win the Super Bowl, it’d be an upset.

Right now, I just want to vent about the fact that the Packers opportunity for perfection was ruined by THE !$*?!#%! KANSAS CITY CHIEFS!!!!!! Some day my son will ask me why the Packers did not go undefeated in 2011, and I will have to tell him that they lost to the Chiefs, a team that was 5-8 and just fired its head coach.

Now don’t get me wrong. When my son gives me a quizzical look and asks how something silly like losing to the Chiefs could ruin a perfect season, I’ll spend the next two hours telling him stories about the amazing run the Packers went on in 2010-11. I’ll tell him about not losing a game for 364 days, the amazing play of Aaron Rodgers and all of the other things this team accomplished.

I’ll also tell him that what the Packers accomplished during this period of time may not ever happen again and that I was lucky to have witnessed it.

Hopefully it teaches my son to appreciate greatness when it’s happening right in front of you.

Hopefully it also teaches him that there’s nothing wrong with being incredibly pissed off when the Packers shot at perfection is ruined by a terrible team like THE !$*?!#%! KANSAS CITY CHIEFS!!!!!!

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Adam Czech is a freelance reporter and a Packers fan living in the Twin Cities. Follow Adam on Twitter. Read more of Adam's writing on the Packers here.

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15 Responses to “The !$*?!#%! Kansas City Chiefs Ruined the Packers Opportunity for Perfection”

  1. Ron LC says:

    Ah hell, Adam. I had to live through Scotter McLain my senior year of HS. Now that was pain.

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  2. Bearmeat Bearmeat says:

    Yep. It sucks. That is all.

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  3. Dan says:

    I watched the packers while going though high school in the 70′s, (and the carry-over masterpiece of squads), into the 80′s. 20 years of football hell. I had the un-pleasure of witnessing such greatness at QB in the likes of David Whitehurst, Anthony Dilwig, Randy Wright and other household named gems. What I’m watching now is pure heaven.13-1 baby!

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  4. Dan says:

    But even though I had to sit through football darkness in the 70s & 80s, I can help but to say…@#$%&*%$#@ Chiefs!

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  5. Dan says:

    The more I think about this , …I would like to retract my earlier statement. I would rather state….&%$#@*%£]&$ Green Bay Packers, because they are the ones who ruined the chance at a perfect season, The whole Packer team did, except maybe the punter. The all sucked on Sunday and their head coach sucked. So I will say good game Kanas City Chiefs, you deserved to win. You played more physical, you played smarter and you played with more heart. &%$#@?*$%# Green Bay Packers…..Now go win the Superbowl and shut all of us up.

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    • Savage57 says:

      Spot on, this giant stinker rests squarely on the shoulders of the @&^$@)!*&#@ Packers.

      And thanks a lot, Bill Cowher. When he said the Packers were the “greatest team”, I knew then he was still on the Rooney’s payroll and was taking some side money from the ’72 Dolphins to create the highest level of pressure possible for the Packers.

      Greatest team? C’mon, man.

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  6. Chad Lundberg says:

    Look, it’s not like anyone can realistically expect to go undefeated. The 2007 Patriots were the highest scoring offense of all time, and allowed only 18 points a game.

    The Packers aren’t even that team, and to say that they would go 19-0 is a stretch, that’s just the hard reality. I’d rather the team lose now than at any other later point in the season.

    Besides, the Packers have a history of rebounding from losses like this (Tampa Bay 2009, Detroit 2010).

    And one more thing, there’s always next year. Nick Collins returns (hopefully), put in another pass rusher, and that defense breathes new life. THEN at least a somewhat realistic chance at 19-0 can happen.

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  7. Dan says:

    I agree, I never expected the Pack to go undefeated. I had thought a 13-3 season would have been great this year, after going 10-6 in the reg season last year.

    But your right, the closer they got to a undefeated season, the more I thought how great that would be. That and the fact that we Havnt felt a loss in a year made Sunday extra painful. I forgot what a loss felt like. I guess we may have been getting spoiled.

    I now have to think of this as a positive. Because of the spotty play of the defence this year, I beleave any outside form of motivation could be a good thing to wake this unit up. They seam to be lacking in talent at certain positions so an emotional punch may help them play more physical.

    Jeret Bush has already said KC woke up a sleeping giant and McCarthy said the players can’t wait to play the bears. I think the O will be fine when they get all their players back. Hopefully the D plays with fire the rest of the way.

    Winning the SB is 100% better then going 17-1 or 18-1. If this loss helps them win a SB, then it was worth it. We’ll see how the D responds next week. The O will be ok once they get Jennings, Starks and the Tackels back.

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  8. Dan "FireMMNow" Blakley FireMMNow says:

    i called it a trap game on the prediction article before the game. never under estimate a team with a new coach and a new QB at home.

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