The expected cold and wintery weather at Lambeau Field was in play on Sunday night as the legendary setting lived up to its billing. In front of celebrities supporting both sides, the Kansas City Chiefs fell short on the road to the Green Bay Packers.
Mahomes picked up where he left off last week with another efficient performance through the air, except for the late fourth-quarter interception. The offense, however, was sparked by starting running back Isiah Pacheco’s bruising runs, pushing the Packers’ defense to its limits.
The injury of left tackle Donovan Smith forced rookie Wanya Morris to step in and play against a tremendous Green Bay pass rush. Rashee Rice has established himself as the go-to wide receiver of the room, while Travis Kelce racked up the yards per reception.
The defense struggled with injuries, losing Drue Tranquill and Bryan Cook to significant injuries during the game. The injuries immediately affected the secondary as Jordan Love successfully connected on multiple big pass plays to his wide receivers. The defensive line secured sacks with Mike Danna and Chris Jones as the Packers’ offensive line held solid most of the night.
The Chiefs fail to reach nine wins as they continue to battle with multiple teams in the AFC for a potential first-round bye in the postseason.
Here’s a look at how the stock is trending for some players after the Week 13 victory at Lambeau Field:
Stock Up: Patrick Mahomes
In his first career game at Lambeau Field, Mahomes was up for the challenge in the cold weather. The fourth-quarter touch pass interception was the damper on his night. He finished the game with 210 yards passing, a touchdown, and an interception.
Stock Up: Travis Kelce
Kelce played another productive game, leading the team in receiving yards and average per reception. He tallied four catches for 81 yards, as Taylor Swift was again in attendance.
Stock Up: Isiah Pacheco
Pacheco carried and pushed defenders the entire game as he eclipsed 100 yards against an aggressive Packers defense. He finished with 18 carries for 110 yards and a touchdown. It’s Pacheco’s third career regular season game with 100+ rushing yards.
Stock Up: Rashee Rice
The rookie standout received plenty of targets on Sunday night and led the team in catches as the primary wide receiver option for the night. He recorded eight receptions for 64 yards, including several big plays in the second half.
Stock Down: Skyy Moore
The second-year receiver has been criticized for his lack of production this season, which didn’t help his image on Sunday. Moore appeared to not run a route effectively on Mahomes’ fourth-quarter interception as the defender could read it better and get the takeaway. Social media had plenty to say about the young receiver following the play.