Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers plays well in home stadium

in Sports/Top Headlines by

In the year of Super Bowl 50, Monday night football has a re-run for all of you old-timers out there.

The Packers and Chiefs, who met in the first Super Bowl (back before it was called the Super Bowl) in a game won 35-10 by Green Bay, meet in Monday night’s game.

Aaron Rodgers has the Packers off to a 2-0 start and coming off of an impressive win over the Seattle Seahawks. Kansas City might be 2-0, too, if they had been able to close out Denver and Peyton Manning last week.

The Packers were able to hold Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch to 44 yards, but face a big test against Jamaal Charles. Eddie Lacy may miss the game for Green Bay.

It’s hard to stop Rodgers at Lambeau Field. In his last 14 games, he’s completed 70 percent of his passes and has thrown 38 touchdown passes with no interceptions. Rogers is 13-1 in that stretch, but in the loss, he was injured against the Bears after throwing only two passes.

Kansas City’s best weapon is pass-rushing linebacker Justin Houston, who has 13 sacks in his last eight games.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

Latest from Sports

Go to Top