Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Orton to get rare second chance
By Bill Williamson
It looks like Kyle Orton will get a second crack at trying to keep the Green Bay Packers from history.
If he doesn’t suffer a setback from a finger injury, Orton is set to make his first start as a Chief on Sunday against the visiting 13-0 Packers.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, Orton will be the first quarterback to start two games against the same opponent for two different teams since Kerry Collins in 1998. Orton started for Denver at Green Bay in Week 4, a 49-23 Broncos loss.
Orton had an up-and-down day in that game and was pulled in favor of Tim Tebow during the next week’s game. Orton completed 22 of 32 passes for 273 yards and he threw three touchdowns passes and three interceptions in the game.
Orton is facing interesting matchups in the Chiefs’ final two games. The Chiefs host Oakland in Week 16. Orton started for Denver against Oakland in a Week 1 Oakland road win. In Week 17, the Chiefs play at Denver as the Chiefs may have a chance to keep Denver from the playoffs.