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Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes will not play vs. Packers in Week 8

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Aaron Rodgers thought Patrick Mahomes could play on Sunday. Every fan of high-quality quarterback play wanted him to be right. However, they won’t get to see it. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback will officially not play on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

Mahomes suffered a dislocated knee cap eight days ago during a Week 7 tilt against the Denver Broncos. It appeared as if he will miss time and possibly the rest of the season. However, after practicing during the week on a limited basis, there was hope that he would be available for Sunday.

Coach Andy Reid shut that down on Friday, as he announced Mahomes will not be available to go on Sunday, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

I don’t think you put a timeline on this thing,” Reid said on Monday, per ESPN. “You go off how he feels and what the doctors say and go with it. I don’t think there’s a set time, though. I know people want a time, but I don’t think you can do that with this injury.”

With Mahomes out, the Chiefs are set to start back up Matt Moore in his place. Moore got the reps with the first-team all-week long. Filling in for Mahomes last week, the veteran went 10 of 19 for 117 yards and a touchdown in the blowout win.

Though Mahomes is blowing recovery expectations out of the water, the Chiefs are wise to rest him in Week 8. The last thing they want is a setback to their young 2018 NFL MVP who is clearly the face of their franchise.