Rodgers leads Packers past Mahomes-less Chiefs

Aaron Rodgers completed 23 of 33 passes for 305 yards and three touchdowns Sunday night as the Green Bay Packers tripped up the short-handed Kansas City Chiefs 31-24 in Kansas City, Mo.Rodgers, coming off a perfect passer rating a week earlier against Oakland, was often hounded by a blitzing Chiefs defense but engineered scores on three straight possessions in the second half before running out the clock at the end.Running back Aaron Jones caught seven passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns, including a 67-yard scoring reception with 8:02 left when he capitalized on a linebacker mismatch. Jones also rushed 13 times for 67 yards, getting seven touches in the final 5:04.The Chiefs (5-3), playing without the NFL’s reigning MVP in quarterback Patrick Mahomes, lost for the fourth time in their last five home games when counting last season’s loss to New England in the AFC Championship Game.Drawing his first start since Week 12 of 2017 with Miami, Matt Moore passed for 267 yards and two touchdowns as Mahomes’ replacement. Mahomes dislocated his kneecap in an Oct. 17 win at Denver.Tyreek Hill led the Chiefs’ receivers with six catches for 76 yards.Moore led the Chiefs on a 10-play scoring drive that Damien Williams capped with a 3-yard run with 9:01 remaining for a 24-24 tie. But Jones answered two plays later when he caught a short flare and broke free for the decisive score in Green Bay’s fourth straight win.Rodgers wasted no time exploiting a Chiefs defense that entered Week 8 ranked 25th in the NFL and missing three key starters because of injuries — defensive end Frank Clark, defensive tackle Chris Jones and cornerback Kendall Fuller.