With just one game remaining on the Week 3 schedule, the Green Bay Packers are looking to become the seventh team to start 2015 at 3-0. Mike McCarthy's squad host the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau Field on “Monday Night Football."
The Packers beat the still-winless Chicago Bears in the season opener, and they handed the defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks a loss in Week 2. The 1-1 Chiefs are coming off a heart-breaking loss to the Denver Broncos, but they’ve had a few extra days to prepare since they last played on a Thursday night. Kansas City allowed two touchdowns in the final minute in their Week 2 loss, following a road win against the Houston Texans in Week 1.
Green Bay is favored by 5.5-points, though the point spread has dipped throughout the week at vegasinsider.com. Las Vegas casinos list the over/under at 49 points.
No team has been better at home than the Packers since the start of last season. Green Bay went undefeated at Lambeau in 2014, and their 10-game winning streak at home is the best in all of football. The Packers have beaten the likes of the Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots in that span, winning by an average of 17 points per game.
Aaron Rodgers might be the best player in the NFL, and he’s particularly good at home. The 31-year-old hasn’t thrown an interception in Green Bay since Dec. 2, 2012. Kansas City only won three of their five road games last season, but they’ve covered the point spread in 14 of their last 18 games away from home.
Green Bay remains Super Bowl favorites, even though they’ve faced a rash of injuries this season. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson went down for the year before the regular season began, and Green Bay saw two of their top offensive players suffer injuries last week. Both wide receiver Davante Adams and running back Eddie Lacy are dealing with ankle injuries, but they are listed as probable for Monday.
Adams caught five passes for 33 yards last week before getting injured. Lacy’s injury limited him to just three carries last week, but James Starks picked up the slack, totaling 95 yards on 20 carries.
The Chiefs have nine players listed as "probable," which includes offensive tackle Eric Fisher and flanker De'Anthony Thomas.
The game starts at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, and a free live stream is available online with WatchESPN. It’s the second straight contest in primetime for both teams.