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Chiefs have a glorious history at Green Bay's Lambeau Field

Trent Green passed for 400 yards as the Chiefs beat the Packers at Lambeau Field back in 2003. ©Joe Robbins/NFL Photos/NFL Photos

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Almost 12 years have passed since the Kansas City Chiefs played one of the greatest games in franchise history. But their quarterback on Oct. 12, 2003, Trent Green, remembers plenty of the details of a 40-34 win over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

Green recalled the Chiefs coming back from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to send the game into overtime, his 400 passing yards, the Green Bay fumble that set up the winning touchdown.

Of course Green remembered the 51-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Kennison that settled things. He also recalled the details of the play: how the safeties rotated as he hoped, how the play-action fake to running back Priest Holmes bought him the extra second he needed to make the throw, how he knew he was going to Kennison because the veteran wide receiver was single-covered by a rookie.

"It's one of those plays, and one of those games, where everything just kind of comes back to you because that was a special game," said Green, who now works NFL games as a color analyst for CBS. "And then it was at Lambeau Field, which has an incredibly rich history.

"I love going to Lambeau. I've had the opportunity now to broadcast several games there. It is a special place. It really is unique."

Another thing unusual about Green Bay's Lambeau Field: The Chiefs have never lost there. The Chiefs also won their two previous games in Green Bay, in 1989 and 1990. They are one of two undefeated teams at Lambeau, the Houston Texans being the other. Houston is 1-0 in Green Bay.

Their Wisconsin winning streak gets tested in Monday night's game against the Packers. Green Bay has won 10 straight games, including the playoffs, at home.

"It's similar to Arrowhead," said Chiefs coach Andy Reid, an assistant for seven seasons for the Packers in the 1990s. "It's one of those places that make the NFL the NFL, what this league is. It's a part of history. Both places are part of history in this league."

Another problem for the Chiefs will be Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has played 18 straight games, counting playoffs, at Lambeau without throwing an interception. He has thrown 545 passes, 43 for a touchdown, since his last home interception

"He's probably a pretty good player," Reid said, trying to explain Rodgers' streak. "He does a pretty good job. You've got to start there."

The Chiefs took down another of the NFL's great quarterbacks, Brett Favre, the last time they played at Lambeau. Favre threw a pair of touchdown passes in leading the Packers to a 31-14 lead early in the fourth quarter.

But he also threw a pass that Chiefs safety Jerome Woods returned 79 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. In the end, he was outgunned by Green, who threw three touchdown passes to go with his 400 yards.

That was no small thing for Green, who entered the NFL as an eighth-round draft pick of the San Diego Chargers in 1992. He not only beat an eventual Hall of Fame quarterback, but did it with big stats and a touchdown pass in overtime at Lambeau Field.

"A lot of pretty cool things happened that day," Green said.

His touchdown catch was the signature play of not only Kennison's seven seasons with the Chiefs, but his 13-year NFL career. Kennison, who helped coach the Chiefs' wide receivers during training camp this year, still lives in Kansas City.

When fans recall his career to him, they inevitably bring up his touchdown at Lambeau Field.

"I know a lot of people here in Kansas City, when they talk about memorable plays in Chiefs history, that play always seems to come up as a topic of conversation," Kennison said. "Catching a touchdown is already hard enough. Catching it in overtime to win a game, I don't think it would matter where it was, that catch would have still had an impact on my career. But it just so happened it was in Lambeau Field, which is a special place in its own right."

Green recalled one more story about that day that he never saw before or after in his 12-season NFL career. It, too, is a story that can be told only about Lambeau Field.

"We had just come back from 17 points down to beat the Packers in overtime and when we left the stadium that day, I distinctly remember as we were going through the parking lot, people were clapping their hands and giving us the thumbs up and it's not just Chiefs fans that went to the game," he said. "It was mostly Packers fans. They were applauding us. I don't mean they had a parade out of the city for us but there were a lot of people telling us good luck, wishing us well, telling us it was a good game. I was in shock. It tells you a lot about the people up there and the appreciation they have for good football."