GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Kansas City Chiefs had little else to console them during Monday night's 38-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers, but at least they no longer have to answer questions about their touchdown drought at wide receiver.
Jeremy Maclin scored on a 5-yard pass from Alex Smith in the final minute of the third quarter, giving the Chiefs their first regular-season touchdown from a wide receiver since Dec. 29, 2013.
The streak covered 18 regular-season games.
"The one positive," Smith said. "We don't have to deal with the receiver talk anymore."
Maclin had been shut out for the night until two plays before his touchdown, when he caught a 31-yard pass from Smith for his longest gain of the season.
Before Maclin's score, Dexter McCluster was the last receiver to score a regular-season touchdown for the Chiefs; he scored on a pass from Chase Daniel on the final day of the 2013 season.