GREEN BAY, Wis. – Jordan Love connected with Christian Watson on two of his three touchdown passes and the resurgent Green Bay Packers won their third straight game, 27-19 over Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night .
The Packers scored touchdowns on three of their first four drives and never trailed, with their defense making two big stops in the final 5 1/2 minutes.
Green Bay batted away Mahomes’ pass in the end zone on the final play of the game.
The Packers (6-6) improved to 16-0 from December under coach Matt LaFleur.
The only team to win more consecutive games in December was the San Diego Chargers with 18 consecutive wins between 2006 and 2009, before their move to Los Angeles.
Love went 25 of 36 for 267 yards.
Tight end Ben Sims had a 1-yard catch for his first career touchdown, and Love added TD passes of 9 and 12 yards to Watson.
Mahomes was 21 of 31 for 210 yards with a touchdown pass and an interception for the Super Bowl champion Chiefs (8-4), who lost for the first time to pop superstar Taylor Swift.
Kansas City had won all four of its previous games that Swift had attended since beginning her relationship with tight end Travis Kelce.
Kansas City still leads the AFC West, but has fallen behind three other teams for the conference’s top seed.
Isiah Pacheco ran for 110 yards and a touchdown before being ejected for hitting Keisean Nixon during a scuffle on the final series of the game.
Noah Gray had a 2-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter that brought Kansas City within two.
Mahomes had a few late chances to tie or take the lead.
Kansas City had a first down just beyond midfield when Nixon scooped up Mahomes’ pass intended for Skyy Moore with 5:14 remaining.
The turnover set up Anders Carlson for a 48-yard field goal that made it 27-19.
Kansas City got the ball back at its own 30 with 1:09 left and no timeouts remaining.
Mahomes had a 10-yard run and was hit by Jonathan Owens as he went out of bounds, leading to a personal foul that put the ball at the Green Bay 45.
Rashee Rice then appeared to fumble, with Green Bay’s Corey Ballentine returning it for a game-clinching touchdown, but replays showed Rice was down before the ball came loose.
Kansas City couldn’t capitalize.
The Chiefs unsuccessfully argued for pass interference following a long miss by Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the final minute.
The Chiefs had the ball at the Kansas City 33 on the final play of the game, when Mahomes launched into the crowd, and there was a lot of contact before the ball fell to the ground.