Chiefs feisty, but Patriots lead at halftime

AP

Former Patriots defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel came in with a great game plan to stop Tom Brady, and it still hasn’t been enough.

New England leads 10-3 at halftime despite an inspired effort by the Chiefs.

Midway through the second quarter, the Patriots only had 33 yards on 18 plays.  The Chiefs had 133 yards at the time, with three sacks of Tom Brady, including a strip sack.

But the Chiefs struggled in the red zone, and had too many costly penalties. A blown coverage led to a 52-yard touchdown by Rob Gronkowski to give the Patriots the lead.

Tyler Palko has looked rather competent at times, completing 10-of-14 throws for 111 yards. The Chiefs have dominated the line of scrimmage at other times.  It all only added up to three points.

Over the last six games, New England has averaged only nine points in the first half of games. They have usually played better at halftime.

That doesn’t bode well for the Chiefs.

22 responses to “Chiefs feisty, but Patriots lead at halftime

  1. “They have usually played better at halftime.”

    Silly rabbit, no one plays at halftime. The Patriots usually play better after halftime though.

  2. The pats looked a little sleepy in the first quarter. Is that by design? Also the tightends are excellent. but the team overall lacks speed. Good thing they have a soft schedule.

  3. They have usually played better at halftime.
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    Wait they play better in the locker room? Cuz “at” halftime both teams are in the locker room.

  4. Over the last six games, New England has averaged only nine points in the first half of games. They have usually played better at halftime.

    That doesn’t bode well for the Chiefs.
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    24-3 now, and Arrington just got his second INT. Rosenthal is a genius.

  5. 2 picks so far from Palko that were catchable by the KC wr’s. This is a far worse NE team than the last several years. Edelman is at linebacker lol.

  6. The game is rigged. I’m sure the Patriots were going to win anyway, but the officials did bail them out with a phantom holding call just after the Chiefs got an apparent first down.

    Funny how it’s always the “elite” teams that get the phantom calls isn’t it?

  7. 8 minutes to go and where is wes welker?? not even one catch? thats weird. way to lose my ff game for me lmao. oh well even if i lose out im in the playoffs in my league, but damn man!

  8. Ben-Jarvis Green Ellis (am I missing any hyphens?) is having a good game, which will give me enough fantasy points to win this week. I may sneak into the playoffs yet!

    Look out, nfl.com-league-managed 65559940! I’m coming for you!!!

  9. Just saw the Pats run it in for another touchdown with 1 minute left (34-3) instead of just taking a knee. Made me wonder if Belichick planned to try an on-side kick and maybe go for a hail mary, too.

  10. Gronkowski is the best player in the nfl at his position. 85 in san Fran is good but he’s no where near the talent that this kid is.

    No other player is that much better than the next best at any position. I am not sure what the eagles are going to do with him. The one plus for my birds is that NE d is terrible. They can’t get pressure and outside of Arrington they suck in coverage, and even he isn’t great at coverage, more of a Samuel type ball hawk.

    I think next week should be good I just hope Vick can play so the birds have a shot

  11. andyreidisfat says:
    Nov 21, 2011 11:43 PM
    Gronkowski is the best player in the nfl at his position. 85 in san Fran is good but he’s no where near the talent that this kid is.

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    Obviously you haven’t seen Jimmy Graham of the Saints, have you?

    Gronk is one of the league’s best, as is Vernon Davis. Let him get his numbers up, then the comparison is valid.

    for the record….

    Tony Gonzalez
    Kellen Winslow
    John Mackey

    and all the rest

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