The Green Bay Packers return to Lambeau Field for a prime-time meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs.
- It marks the third time in the last four meetings that the matchup with Chiefs has been a prime-time game (2015 on Monday Night Football, 2019 on Sunday Night Football).
- The two teams last met in 2021 in Kansas City in what was QB Jordan Love's first career start.
- Green Bay has won two of the last three matchups, including the last game played at Lambeau Field (2015).
- Six of the last eight games between the Packers and Chiefs have been decided by seven points or less.
- For the second straight season, the Packers will host the defending Super Bowl champions in a December prime-time game at Lambeau Field (Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football in Week 15 last season). This marks the first time that the Packers have hosted the defending Super Bowl champions in back-to-back seasons.
- The only other December matchups between the Packers and Chiefs came on Dec. 18, 2011, a 19-14 Kansas City win at home, and on Dec. 10, 1989, a 21-3 Chiefs victory at Lambeau Field.
- The Packers have faced Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes one time (2021) and he completed 20 of 37 passes for 166 yards (4.49 avg.) with a TD and a passer rating of 74.8. The passer rating is the 11th lowest in the 91 career games he has played in the regular season.
- The Packers have won back-to-back games and three of their last four.
- In Week 14, Green Bay will go east to take on the New York Giants. Including the postseason, the Packers have won three of the last four matchups, scoring 30-plus points in two of those victories (31, 38)
WITH THE CALL
The game will air across the country on NBC. Play-by-play man Mike Tirico joins analyst Cris Collinsworth with Melissa Stark reporting from the sidelines.
- All Packers games can be heard on the Packers Radio Network, which is made up of 51 stations in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and North and South Dakota. 97.3 The Game – WRNW-Milwaukee begins its second season as the flagship station of the Packers Radio Network. For a map and full listing of radio affiliates, go to packers.com/video/radio-network.Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) call the action. McCarren first joined the team's broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 29th season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 25th season of broadcasts together. They surpassed Jim Irwin and Max McGee for the most regular-season and postseason games broadcast for the Packers with 313 at the 2018 season opener against Chicago.
- The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio on channels 85 or 225 or through the app (Packers Radio Network feed).
- Westwood One will be broadcasting on radio to a national audience with Ryan Radtke (play-by-play) and Ryan Harris (analyst) on the call and Scott Graham hosting pregame and halftime shows.
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT:
Packers vs. Chiefs:
- All-time, regular season: 4-8-1
- All-time, postseason season: 1-0
- All-time, at home (regular season): 1-3-1
- Streaks: Green Bay has won two of the last three meetings.
- Last meeting, regular season: Nov. 7, 2021, Arrowhead Stadium, Chiefs won, 13-7
- Matt LaFleur: 52-25-0, .675; (2-3 postseason); 5th NFL season
- Andy Reid: 255-141-1, .644; (22-16 postseason); 25th NFL season
- Head to Head: LaFleur 1-1 vs. Reid
- vs. Opponent: LaFleur 1-1 vs. Chiefs; Reid 6-6 vs. Packers (1-1 in postseason contests)
MATT LaFLEUR…In his fifth season as the Packers' 15th head coach.
- Enters his 15th season in the NFL, having previously served as an offensive coordinator for two seasons (Los Angeles Rams, 2017; Tennessee Titans, 2018), a quarterbacks coach for six seasons (Washington Redskins, 2010-13; Atlanta Falcons, 2015-16), and an offensive assistant for two seasons (Houston Texans, 2008-09).
- In his first four seasons leading the Packers, has authored one of the greatest starts to a head-coaching career in NFL history. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, his 47 wins are the second most in league history by a head coach in his first four seasons in the NFL, trailing only George Seifert (52 in 1989-92). Green Bay's 47-19 regular-season record since 2019 ranks No. 3 in the NFL and No. 1 in the NFC.
- Became the first coach in NFL history to post 13-plus wins in three straight seasons and his 39 wins from 2019-21 passed Seifert (38) for the most wins by an NFL head coach in his first three seasons in the league (Elias). His 39 wins are also tied for the second most by a coach over any three-season span in league history, trailing only Andy Reid's 40 wins with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2020-22 and Mike Ditka's 40 wins with the Chicago Bears from 1985-87 (Elias).
- Guided the Packers to a 27-6 record (.818) in the regular season from 2019-22 at Lambeau Field, the top home mark in the NFL since 2019. His .750 win percentage (18-6 record) against NFC North opponents in his first four seasons also ranks as the best in the history of the NFC North/Central (min. 10 games).
- In his first season leading the Packers in 2019, became the first coach in club history to lead the team to the playoffs in his debut season. Also led the largest one-year win improvement in team history (plus-seven wins).
ANDY REID…In his 11th season as the Chiefs' 13th head coach.
- Is in his 25th season as an NFL head coach, having compiled 277 total wins, fourth in NFL history and second among active head coaches, trailing only Bill Belichick.
- Spent 12 seasons as head coach/executive vice president of football operations for the Philadelphia Eagles, leading the team to one Super Bowl and nine playoff appearances.
- Throughout his NFL coaching career, he has coached in six Super Bowls, winning two (2019, 2022), and 13 championship games (eight NFC, five AFC).
- Spent 11 years in college football with coaching stints at Northern Illinois, St. Thomas, Hutchinson CC, Tennessee, John Carroll and James Madison.
THE PACKERS-CHEIFS SERIES
- The first meeting between these franchises came in January 1967 when the Packers (NFL champions) met the Chiefs (AFL champions) in the first-ever Super Bowl, with Green Bay defeating Kansas City, 35-10.
- The Chiefs rattled off five wins in a row from 1989-2003, but the Packers snapped the streak with a win in 2007 and Green Bay has won three of the last five games, including that 2007 contest.
- Green Bay defeated Kansas City, 38-28, the last time these teams met at Lambeau Field in 2015, marking the Packers' first regular-season win at home against the Chiefs in series history.
Packers S Jonathan Owens attended Christian Brothers College (St. Louis, Mo.) High School and played collegiate football at Missouri Western University (2014-17)…Packers S Zayne Anderson signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2021 and spent time with Kansas City from 2021-22…Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements played one season for the Chiefs in 1980 and later served as Kansas City's quarterbacks coach (2000)…Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst served as a scouting assistant for Kansas City for one season in 1998…Packers WR Christian Watson's father, Tim, played safety for the Chiefs from 1993-95...Packers executive vice president/director of football operations Russ Ball is a native of Moberly, Mo., and worked for the Chiefs for 10 seasons (1989-98), spending his final two in football operations…Ball played collegiate football at Central Missouri and later served as head strength and conditioning coach for the Missouri Tigers from 1982-89…Ball also earned his master's degree from Missouri in 1990…Chiefs head coach Andy Reid served as the tight ends/assistant offensive line coach for five seasons (1992-96) and quarterbacks coach for two seasons (1997-98) in Green Bay under head coach Mike Holmgren…Reid's son, Spencer, was born in Green Bay, Wis., and currently serves as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Chiefs…Chiefs outside linebackers coach Ken Flajole spent one season with Green Bay (1998) as a defensive assistant/quality control coach…Chiefs director of pro personnel Tim Terry spent 13 seasons in the Packers' pro personnel department, serving as a pro personnel assistant from 2004-07 and then as assistant director of pro personnel from 2008-16…Chiefs OL Mike Caliendo attended Brookfield East (Wis.) High School…Caliendo went on to play collegiate football at Western Michigan when Packers senior analyst Tim Lester was the head coach and Chiefs WR Skyy Moore was also playing for the Broncos…Chiefs LB Leo Chenal went to Grantsburg (Wis.) High School and played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin…Chiefs WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling was drafted by Green Bay in the fifth round (No. 174 overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft and played four seasons for the Packers…Packers head coach Matt LaFleur was the offensive coordinator for Tennessee when Chiefs QB Blaine Gabbert was with the Titans…LaFleur and Packers assistant offensive line coach Ryan Mahaffey were on staff at Notre Dame when Chiefs LB Drue Tranquill was a player for the Fighting Irish…Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry and Chiefs defensive line coach Joe Cullen held the same positions for the Lions in 2007-08…Barry and Packers assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia were on Tampa Bay's staff in 2009 when Chiefs defensive assistant Rod Wilson was a linebacker for the Buccaneers…Packers offensive line coach Luke Butkus and Chiefs assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Dave Toub coached together in Chicago from 2007-09…Butkus also served as the offensive line coach at the University of Illinois when Chiefs G Nick Allegretti played for the Fighting Illini…Chiefs defensive backs coach Dave Merritt was on the Giants' coaching staff when Packers director of player engagement Grey Ruegamer played for the team…Chiefs head strength and conditioning coach/director of sport science Ryan Reynolds was on staff for UCLA when Packers DL Kenny Clark was on the Bruins' roster…Chiefs assistant strength and conditioning coach Greg Carbin was the director of sports performance at Missouri Western when Owens was a player for the Griffons…Chiefs southwest regional scout Jason Lamb was a pro personnel intern with the Packers in 2013...Chiefs northeast area scout Cassidy Kaminski was born in Green Bay and served as the wide receivers/quality control coach at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., from 2014-16…Packers OL Zach Tom and Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire were high school teammates at Catholic (Baton Rouge, La.) High School…Former collegiate teammates: Packers T Yosh Nijman and Chiefs DB Chamarri Conner (Virginia Tech); Packers WR Jayden Reed and Chiefs OL Mike Caliendo (Western Michigan); Packers TE Josiah Deguara and Chiefs S Bryan Cook (Cincinnati); Packers G Jon Runyan and Chiefs DE Mike Danna (Michigan); Packers DL Kenny Clark and Chiefs DT Matt Dickerson (UCLA); Packers G/T Elgton Jenkins, LB Preston Smith, Chiefs LB Willie Gay and DT Chris Jones (Mississippi State); Packers LB Quay Walker, DL Devonte Wyatt, LB Brenton Cox, Chiefs DE Malik Herring (Georgia); Packers DL T.J. Slaton, Chiefs T Jawaan Taylor, WR Kadarius Toney and P Tommy Townsend (Florida).