Josh Capps looks at whether the Patriots can get back on track or the Chiefs will come out of this game with a big win
Brady and the Patriots head back to Foxborough looking to get back to winning ways after a challenging defeat down in Texas last weekend. Brady finished with fairly strong numbers on 326 yards for three touchdowns, but it all came too late as the Texans held on in the fourth quarter.
The Chiefs will feel confident going into this one after watching New England in recent weeks, with their only concern being the Patriots ever consistent strong home record. The Chiefs themselves head into this one on the back of a thumping against Oakland which will only boost their expectations on Sunday.
The Patriots will be looking to get an early lead in this one, with Brady targeting Julian Edelman and N’keal Harry from the very beginning. Brady has the most passing attempts in the NFL (486) and don’t expect this to slow up this weekend.
Mahomes and the Chiefs have playmakers all over the field, and something they still have which the Patriots lost this year, is a big tight end. Travis Kelce went for 90 yards again last week on just five receptions and the Chiefs could rely on the big man this weekend to push them up the field.
Mahomes has thrown for under 200 yards in his last two games and will need to improve that if he wants to head home with a victory.
Ones to Watch:
New England – Sony Michel – The Chiefs have given up a lot of rushing yards in the last few weeks, expect the Patriots to take advantage.
Kansas City Chiefs – Travis Kelce – the big tight end will be one of many options for Mahomes to beat this Patriots defence. Expect him to be used wisely!
New England 23 Kansas 27