null null Night net null null The quick takeaways from the Packers and Chiefs Sunday night game are s

imple. The Chiefs miss Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers is still a wizard with the football and Aaron Jones is a star on the rise. And what would have happened if these two teams had been at full strength?In the end, Green Bay prevailed, 31-24, to run its record to 7-1 and drop the Chiefs to 5-3. Here's a more in-depth look at the game.Three takeaways from the Packers' win over the ChiefsPackers must take better advantage of Aaron JonesThe Chiefs entered Sunday night's game ranked 30th in the Night net in rushing yards per game allowed (148.9) and yards per carry allowed (5.0). Not to mention Kansas City was playing without two starting defensive linemen. Related News J.J. Watt injury update: Texans defensive star out for season with torn pec So Green Bay came out with a heavy dose of running back Aaron Jones and backup Jamaal Williams, right?Wrong. The Packers ran the ball only eight times for 27 yards in the first half and were unable to establish the ground attack until later in the game. That put Rodgers in some obvious passing situations, allowing Kansas City to bring extreme pressure.Green Bay has sometimes seemed reluctant this year to establish the running game. For example, in the Packers' loss to the Eagles in Week 4, Jones ran 13 times for 21 yards.Green Bay has two solid running backs in Jones and Williams, who combined for four touchdowns against the Chiefs Sunday night. Jones showed again that he has star potential — if given enough touches — racking up 226 yards from scrimmage and scoring two touchdowns, including this sweet 67-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter.Aaron Jones with the absolute BURNERS after this catch 😳💨(via @thecheckdown)— FOX Sports: Night net (@Night netonFOX) October 28, 2019Jones' performance demands more touches in the running and passing game.Aaron Rodgers battled through a tough night to put up huge numbersWhat more can be said that hasn't already been said about this quarterback who's bound for Canton? But in watching Rodgers struggle Sunday night to avoid a fierce Chiefs pass rush, we once again witnessed his greatness.The Chiefs frustrated Rodgers much of the game, pressuring him on more than half his passes. They sacked the veteran QB five times, a remarkable feat considering he had been sacked only six times in seven games entering the night. And when he wasn't sacked, Rodgers often had to scramble to avoid pressure. Yet Rodgers did what Rodgers always does — he finds a way to put up big numbers and excel in key situations. He finished with 305 yards, three touchdowns and one incredible play on a fourth-quarter TD pass to Williams.Also worth noting: Jamaal Williams is a running back. Not a wide receiver. What a catch. ~ JW— Wilde & Tausch (@WildeAndTausch) October 28, 2019It first appeared Rodgers was throwing the ball away. He said after the game he was throwing it up for tight end Jimmy Graham, but he thought Williams might grab it if Graham didn't."That was one of the best, if not the best pass I've ever seen live and in person," Green Bay coach Matt LaFleur said. "That was incredible. I couldn't believe it ... It's just one of those plays that kinda leaves you speechless."It's the type of pass that might be in the highlight tape when Rodgers in enshrined in the Hall of Fame.Short-handed Chiefs exemplified 'next man up' mentalityThe Chiefs entered the game seriously outmanned, missing six starters. Mahomes was the highest-profile injury, but Kansas City was also missing left tackle Eric Fisher, left guard Andrew Wylie, defensive lineman Chris Jones, defensive end Frank Clark and cornerback Kendall Fuller. And right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and defensive end Alex Okafor left the game with ankle injuries.Yet the Chiefs hung with the Packers to the very end, exemplifying the "next man up" mentality.Matt Moore had a solid game in place of Mahomes, hitting on 24-of-36 passes for 267 yards and two scores. While everyone talks about the big weapons in the Chiefs' offense, like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, there is a solid supporting cast of skill players behind them, including rookie wideout Mecole Hardman. The rookie speedster out of Georgia caught two passes for 55 yards, including this burst into the end zone.Mecole Hardman hit another gear ⚡️(via @Night net)— Night net on ESPN (@ESPNNight net) October 28, 2019It would have been fun to see both teams at full strength in this game (the Packers were notably missing star receiver Davante Adams). Still, the Chiefs have nothing to be ashamed about after this effort on a night when almost a third of their starters were sidelined.

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