Patriots vs Chiefs : The New England Patriots are once again front and center in primetime, looking to move to 4-2 with a matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. Here’s who the experts are picking to win.The Chiefs come in averaging the second-most points per game in the entire NFL at 35 and the majority of their offense comes from big plays, especially from wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Bill Belichick likely has been hammering this home all week long.
NFL FOOTBALL ,2018
Patriots vs Chiefs Live
Date : Sunday, October 14
Start Time : 8:30 PM ET
Patriots vs Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs (5-0) face another tough test as they travel to face the dynasty that is the New England Patriots (3-2) Sunday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
The Patriots’ success over the past 18 years under head coach Bill Belichick has been well-documented—17-straight winning seasons, 12 AFC title games, eight Super Bowl appearances and five Super Bowl titles.
These highlights include beating the Steelers in Pittsburgh for the first time since 1986, which had second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes light it up for a total of six touchdown passes, which has been the main contribution to his MVP-like start to the year. He leads the NFL with 14 touchdown passes through five weeks.
The Chiefs also overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to the Denver Broncos on the road on Monday Night Football, which was actually the first time in 65 games that the Broncos had lost a game after leading by double-digits in the fourth quarter.
Then last week, facing a Jaguars’ defense that hadn’t allowed a touchdown in the first half or a 300-yard passer in 15-straight regular-season games, the Chiefs accomplished both.
The Chiefs have been without two of their starting safeties in Eric Berry and Daniel Sorensen for the entire season. Berry is dealing with a sore heel and hasn’t practiced since the first week of August, and Sorensen was injured at training camp and was subsequently placed on Injured Reserve. He’s able to return for the game against the Cleveland Browns at the earliest.
The Chiefs will go out there with veteran Ron Parker, Jordan Lucas, who came over in a trade with the Miami Dolphins at the end of the preseason, Josh Shaw, who was picked up earlier this week, and Leon McQuay, who was brought up from the practice squad on Saturday.
It’s a challenge for a defense that’s facing arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL history in Tom Brady, who’s a guy who will find the matchup that favors the offense every single time.