Will this week's MNF game produce epic air and ground performances like their past matchups?
Monday Night Football history lesson
Chiefs vs. Packers on Monday Night Football:
» Total matchups: 1
» Notable matchup:Chiefs 23, Packers 16 (Week 10, 1993)
In the Packers' first appearance on Monday Night Football in seven years, Green Bay had six turnovers -- including three interceptions thrown by Brett Favre -- at Arrowhead Stadium. The game, however, started a streak of Monday night appearances for the Packers. This season will mark the 23rd consecutive season that Green Bay has appeared on Monday Night Football (1993-2015), the second-longest streak in the league behind the Denver Broncos' span of 24 (1992-2015).
One notable passing performance in series: In a 40-34 overtime win over the Packers at Lambeau Field in 2003, Chiefs quarterback Trent Green threw for 400 yards and three touchdowns. The highlight was a 51-yard touchdown strike to Eddie Kennison in overtime for the game winner. This was the last time that the Chiefs played at Lambeau Field, where they are 3-0 all-time against the Packers.
One famous MNF game
Chiefs:Chiefs quarterback Joe Montana and Broncos quarterback John Elway squared off in a dramatic Monday nighter in 1994. Montana expertly dissected Denver's defense in a late-game two-minute drill, capping the drive with a 5-yard touchdown pass to receiver Willie Davis with eight seconds remaining to gave the Chiefs a 31-28 win.
Packers: This is tough call between the Packers' 48-47 win over the defending Super Bowl champion Washington Redskins in 1983 (still the highest-scoring Monday night game in league history), or Antonio Freeman's improbable (Al Michaels: "He did what!?!") overtime touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in 2000.
Super Bowl rematch
Super Bowl I: Known at the time as the far less-marketable moniker of the "First AFL-NFL World Championship Game", Super Bowl I pitted the champions of two rival pro football leagues, the Packers from the established National Football League and the Chiefs of the upstart American Football League. Off-the-field animosity that had boiled for six-plus years between the two leagues finally could be settled with an on-the-field showdown.