Everyone has been expecting a shoot out between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs, but early on in the game, it was a lot of defensive plays to hold each side to field goals. He also drew a 37-yard pass interference penalty that set up the first of two Sony Michel touchdown runs.
"For sure. Definitely. You just try and limit their scoring", Harmon said. Faced with a third-and-10, Brady went back to Edelman and hit the receiver for a 17-yard touchdown at 12:58 of the second quarter. "They're gonna be pretty tough to stop".
The Patriots host the Chiefs in arguably the most-anticipated National Football League game of the season.
Mahomes struck back with a gorgeous flick of the wrist on the third play of the second half for a 67-yard touchdown pass to Kareem Hunt on what looked a blown coverage by the Patriots defensively. Mahomes moved them into scoring position, but his frightful decision - while pressured by Hightower - to throw in the area of three defenders gave Patriots S Duron Harmon a gift INT before the half.
The Chiefs took their first lead of the game, 33-30, with 8:44 left in the game as Mahomes connected with Hill on a one-yard reception. But no matter how the Red Sox' and Patriots' stories end this season, we're not going to forget the plot twists of October 14, 2018.
Kansas City has covered every game so far, and the Chiefs also come in riding a four-game cover streak on the road.
The first punt of the night came with 3:59 left in the fourth quarter - and there were three scores from that point of the game on.
The New England Patriots made the ultimate mistake and it burned them. But the home thrashing of the Jacksonville Jaguars last weekend did not come without some disappointment, as injuries to key players on both sides of the ball should have Kansas City fans anxious this week.
Patriots are 21-5-1 ATS in their last 27 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
Sunday night's nationally televised matchup between the Chiefs and the Patriots could have been portrayed as a passing of the torch with 23-year-old Patrick Mahomes threatening to supplant Tom Brady, 41, as one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. Then, Gostkowski added a 50-yard field goal and the Pats led, 40-33.
The Chiefs imploded with Alex Smith under center last season, losing six of their final 11 after a 5-0 start. They're very well-coached, as they always are with Andy [Reid].
"That was a big play for us", Bill Belichick said.
"Yeah, I don't think this is an intimidating place at all", the tight end said after Sunday night's loss.
Stephen Gostkowski nailed the game winning field goal from 28 yards out after Brady found Gronk for a 39 yard reception which set up the winning kick as time expired.
Despite the lack of intimidation of the Patriots' stadium, Kelce did express a healthy respect for Brady after Sunday's game. New England's last streak of six consecutive games with an INT was in 2013.