The Green Bay Packers will be without the services of Greg Jennings due to a knee injury on Sunday, but that shouldn't do too much to influence the perceived outcome of their game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are already in a period of transition before the season ends, having recently fired head coach Todd Haley. Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel has been appointed as the interim head coach, and he's made the decision to bench Tyler Palko.
Palko came in for Matt Cassell when he suffered a season-ending injury, but has struggled in all of his appearances. The Chiefs claimed Kyle Orton off waivers, but he injured his finger in his first snap as a member of the Chiefs. Orton is expected to return against the Packers and Palko will be sent down to third string, with rookie Ricky Stanzi taking over backup duties.
The Packers are 13-0 and still have one more hurdle to clear before they start thinking about an undefeated regular season. They still have to win on Sunday to clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Should the Packers win, they'll have to decide whether an undefeated season or protecting the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Charles Woodson is more important.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Dec. 18; 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
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