Packers vs. Chiefs: 5 Halftime Adjustments Green Bay Must Make

Jeff KneisSenior Analyst IIIDecember 18, 2011

The Packers come into this matchup with a perfect record with only three games remaining. Green Bay faces a challenge on the road against the Chiefs.

The Packers have not played their best in the first half against the Chiefs. They will need to fix their mistakes if they plan to leave Kansas City with another win.

Here are five things Green Bay must do in the second half against Kansas City:

1) Get Pressure on Kyle Orton

The Packers have been inconsistent on their pass rush so far against the Chiefs. Kyle Orton has way too much time to find an open receivers.

The Packers will need to change up their blitzes and find a way to get pressure on Orton and force him to make bad passes.

2) Stop the Run

On the Chiefs' first drive, the Packers defense had a tough time stopping the run and the pass. They need to stop the run early and force the Chiefs to try to beat them through the air.

The Packers should key in on the run and force Kyle Orton to make mistakes throwing the ball.

3) Limit Penalties

The Packers offense started out slow with penalties and sloppy play in the first quarter. Penalties kill drives, and the Packers need to limit the mistakes they make.

Expect the Packers to fix their issues at half and come out focused on playing clean football in the second half.

4) Force Turnovers

The defense needs to help out the offense by forcing turnovers to give Aaron Rodgers a short field to work with.

The defense also needs to force Kyle Orton to make dangerous throws that the Packers secondary can capitalize on.

5) Catch the Ball

The Packers receivers have really struggled in the first half. There have been a few catchable balls that the receivers haven't been able to bring in.

The absence of Greg Jennings is already being felt. The Packers receivers need to collect themselves and start helping out Aaron Rodgers.

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