Matt LaFleur and the Green Bay Packers came through with a shocking upset win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football in Week 13. It was a game that very few gave them a chance to win. However, they were able to slow Patrick Mahomes down defensively and Jordan Love come through with a masterclass performance to lead his team to victory.
Following the win, the Packers moved into the No. 7 seed in the NFC playoff picture. What a turnaround it has been from the early season brutal struggles that the team went through.
While the win was amazing and the players should be proud of it, the job is not completed yet. The Packers still have plenty of big games to play throughout the remainder of the regular season.
Matt LaFleur Sends Major Warning To Packers After Beating Chiefs
Following the upset victory over the Chiefs, LaFleur did not allow himself to get carried away with the win. In fact, he did the exact opposite. He sent a massive warning to his team.
“It’s one game. Now we have another primetime game on a Monday night. The guys have got to understand, you start winning some games and people start gunning for you now. We are a .500 football team, that’s where we are at, that’s the reality of it. Yeah, we have had two petty good back-to-back wins but, you know, you’re only as good as your last game. I do know this: You better show up each and every week in this league, otherwise you’re gonna get knocked off. We see it every week. You just gotta put your best foot forward every time you get an opportunity to step on the field and that is what we are going to do.”
Those are very wise words from the Packers’ head coach. Hopefully, the team takes notice of them and realizes that they can’t ride high from beating the Chiefs for long.
Next up for the Packers will be a Monday Night Football matchup on the road against the New York Giants. It would be easy to overlook the Giants, who are just 4-8 on the season. But, as all fans and media members know, this is exactly the kind of “trap game” that teams have to be careful about.
New York is hungry for wins and they are out to prove that they can compete. They haven’t looked terrible of late, with rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito being the best option they have had under center this year. All games are tough to win and the Packers must come ready to play.
Make sure to tune in to see if the Packers can continue their hot streak on Monday Night Football in Week 14 against the Giants. You can watch the game at 8:15 p.m. EST on ESPN.