Packers vs. Chiefs Betting Odds Shift After Aaron Rodgers’ Positive COVID Test

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Aaron Rodgers will miss Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs after testing positive for COVID-19, according to multiple reports.

The Green Bay Packers will now turn to 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love, who gets his first chance to show why the Packers traded up for him in the first place.

Rodgers will have to miss at least 10 days due to the NFL’s protocols because he’s unvaccinated, according to NFL Network. Rodgers previously said he’s “immunized” but never said he’s vaccinated.

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Before the news that Rodgers would miss the game, Kansas City was a 1-point favorite at home. Circa Sports was the first book to re-open the line, making the Chiefs a 7.5-point favorite.

It will be Love’s first start of his career and third appearance of the season. In the Week 1 blowout loss to the Saints, Love replaced Rodgers late in the game to complete 5-of-7 passes for 68 yards and a fumble lost. He took three kneel downs in a win over Detroit in Week 2.

We’ve seen how the sportsbooks grade the difference between Rodgers and Love, but what do our experts think? Here are some adjustments from our analysts.

If Rodgers is unvaccinated, the earliest he can return to the team would be Saturday, Nov. 13, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. That would put his status for the Packers’ Week 10 game against the Seahawks in jeopardy, as well.

Packers Projections vs. Chiefs Without Aaron Rodgers

Simon Hunter moved his line six points, making the Chiefs a 6.5-point favorite in his power ratings. He dropped the total two points to 50.

Stuckey made a 7-point adjustment, moving Kansas City to an 8.5-point favorite in his power ratings.

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