Monday Night Football presents fans with a high-quality match as the Kansas City Chiefs visit Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers.
The match is on September 28, 2015 at 8:30 PM ET.
The Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers are both in familiar positions after the first two weeks of the season. The Chiefs are hovering at .500 and still chasing the Denver Broncos in the AFC West. Meanwhile, the Packers are 2-0, looking like Super Bowl contenders and are a heavy favorite to capture their fifth straight division title. They’ll face off in a primetime battle at Lambeau Field on Monday Night Football to cap off the third week of the 2015 NFL season.
The Chiefs nearly knocked off the Broncos last Thursday night, but a couple of late miscues led to a heartbreaking loss. Kansas City allowed two touchdowns in the final minute, letting a seven-point lead slip away. Once again, the Chiefs were forced to watch Denver escape Arrowhead with the win. Kansas City fell to 1-1 with the loss and now faces an uphill battle in trying to overtake the Broncos in the division race.
Green Bay is coming off an emotional win over the Seattle Seahawks, one that exorcised some demons and gave them a little shot of revenge for their epic collapse in the NFC Championship last January. The victory was impressive on many fronts.
The Chiefs and Packers don’t have a long history of playing each other — this will be just the 12th game in the series — but their first matchup is one of the most important games in NFL history. On Jan. 15, 1967, the Chiefs and Packers faced off in the first ever AFL-NFL World Championship Game — which is now more famously called the Super Bowl — at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The Packers took a 14-10 lead into halftime and then broke the game open with three second-half touchdowns en route to a 35-10 win.
Nearly 50 years later these two franchises will rekindle their rivalry in the primetime spotlight on Monday night.