Green Bay Packers: 3 Bold predictions vs. Chiefs, Week 8

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The Green Bay Packers are flying high as they head to Arrowhead to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Bold predictions for the Packers in Week 8.

it’s been an enjoyable season in 2019 for fans of the Green Bay Packers. It’s fair to say not many predicted the green and gold to be 6-1 after their first seven games, but a re-tooled defense, an MVP-like stretch from Aaron Rodgers and stellar play-calling from head coach Matt LaFleur have created an environment for success.

Thanks to that, and an injury to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee), the Packers are favored by four points on the road in Week 8, courtesy of The Action Network. It’ll be a much different environment for Green Bay considering the fact that Arrowhead Stadium is among the toughest places to play. The Packers have already played five games at home this season, so it remains to be seen how they’ll fare on the road in a hostile environment.

That said, the Packers are riding high at the moment, and it shouldn’t be much different on Sunday night against the Chiefs. Kansas City’s defense is currently allowing the ninth-most yards per game (377.4). Meanwhile, the Packers offense is averaging the 11th-most yards per game (373.4).

On the flip side, the Chiefs offense is averaging the third-most yards per game (400.4), while the Packers defense is allowing the seventh-most yards per game (381.0). Translation? This game should be a display of offensive fireworks on both sides, even with Mahomes ruled out. The Chiefs offense has too many weapons to not be dangerous.

If the Packers want to win this game, they’ll need to play it safe and win the turnover battle. Rodgers won’t have to be perfect, but a turnover-free night should spell a Packers victory. And with backup quarterback Matt Moore starting, Green Bay should have no problem forcing a turnover or two.

With all of that out of the way, let’s get to three bold predictions for the Packers’ Sunday night matchup against the Chiefs.