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Larrivee: Credit Chiefs' defense, Orton with stopping Packers streak

Photos: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Larrivee: Credit Chiefs' defense, Orton with stopping Packers streak

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Dec 19, 2011

GREEN BAY - The previously-undefeated Packers' 19-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs came due to a number of failings in most facets of their play.

However, the man who calls Packers games on Newsradio 620 WTMJ says the Chiefs also earned the win, based on quarterback Kyle Orton's performance and their defensive schemes and intensity.

"I thought Kansas City came out and played like I feared they would," said Packers Radio Network Voice Wayne Larrivee on "Wisconsin's Morning News." 

"They played with a great edge to their game defensively.  The Kansas City defense has some capability.  They certainly showed it (Sunday)."

Larrivee credited Kansas City's pass defense which forced Aaron Rodgers' worst day this year - 17-35 for 235 yards and one touchdown pass.

"The cornerbacks, I thought, were really good.  They played well (Sunday)," explained Larrivee. 

"Kansas City was able to rush four and three men and cover with seven, or at times eight men.  They played the safeties high.  At times, they played man underneath."

Larrivee also noted how the Packers' offense itself was very subpar compared to its dominance in going 13-0 before the Chiefs game.

"I know the Packers were flat. The dropped passes hurt.  I thought the two pass interference penalties against Jordy Nelson early in the game were very questionable calls, but they seemed to throw him out of rhythm a little bit.  He wasn't much of a factor in that ball game."

Orton, a longtime Chicago Bear who played the Packers twice a year, also performed with excellence - 23-31 for 299 passing yards.

"Kyle Orton back there, was a guy who, number one, knows how to beat the Packers, had done it many times with the Bears."