Sunday Night wrap-up: Tom Brady beats Patrick Mahomes at his own game

AP

It’s not that Patrick Mahomes blinked.

He was just beaten at his own game by Tom Brady.

The Patriots quarterback showed his ability to throw the deep ball — and some timely running — to lead the Patriots to a 43-40 win over the Chiefs.

Brady’s 4-yard touchdown run (which was assisted by Chiefs rookie outside linebacker Breeland Speaks letting him go, perhaps to avoid a penalty) was the capper on a night of impressive offense by both quarterbacks.

Or, it would have been a capper if Mahomes didn’t immediately answer with a 75-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 40, prior to Brady connecting with Rob Gronkowski for a 39-yard connection late to set up the game-winning field goal. It was that kind of night, with the two quarterbacks trading haymakers.

Brady finished 24-of-35 for 340 yards and a touchdown, an impressive 9.8 yards per pass attempt.

Mahomes threw two interceptions in the first half (matching his total for the first five games of the season), but led his team back impressively from the early problems.

They still settled for too many field goals, but their flurry of big plays late made this one of the most entertaining games of the season.

Mahomes finished with 352 yards (and a 9.9 yards per attempt average) and four touchdowns to go with the mistakes, but made it clear that even though he lost his first game of the season, he’s leading a team that will likely see the Patriots again in the playoffs.

Here are five more things we learned during Sunday Night Football:

1. The Patriots have made do with a fleet of replaceable-part niche backs in the past.

They may have something approaching a bell cow in rookie Sony Michel.

The first-rounder (their second one, chosen 31st overall) finished with 24 carries for 106 yards, continuing a run of solid play.

He was inactive in the opener and had just 84 rushing yards combined in his first two games. But with his 112-yard outburst against the Dolphins and another 98 against the Colts last week, he’s showing indications he’s different from their usual assembly line backs.

He was part of a dynamic tandem at Georgia with Nick Chubb (who was taken four picks after him, by the Browns in the second round), but with each passing week, he looks like he can be a traditional every-down back, as long as he stays healthy.

2. Nothing against Dustin Colquitt and Ryan Allen, but no one missed them for the longest time tonight.

Amazingly, there wasn’t a single punt until the 3:50 mark of the fourth quarter, as two offenses traded shots (and occasional turnovers).

Offense is up league-wide, so high scoring is becoming more common. But it’s still refreshing to see teams play an open style, after years of football being choked to death by cynical coaches who were afraid to let their teams make mistakes. Or excitement.

3. Chiefs safety Eric Berry hasn’t played this year, and his absence is evident against the Patriots.

Not having him on the field with a “heel” injury (after last year’s Achilles tear) has compromised their ability to cover any tight end, or the middle of the field in general.

But they’re also down numbers in the middle of the secondary, with Daniel Sorensen on injured reserve. With Eric Murray also inactive, they were without their top three safeties, with Jordan Lucas making his first start next to Ron Parker.

Lucas was acquired in a trade with the Dolphins just before final cuts, and Parker was brought back after the Falcons cut him this summer. They performed well enough, but it’s far from a sustainable situation.

4. Losing a talented returner such as De'Anthony Thomas to a practice injury was a bad break for the Chiefs. Thomas suffered a broken leg when a teammate stepped on him in practice Thursday, in the same leg he broke last year.

But under special teams coordinator Dave Toub, the Chiefs filled in more than acceptably.

Tremon Smith‘s 97-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter set the Chiefs up for a go-ahead score.

This sixth-rounder from Central Arkansas showed the kind of speed that makes the Chiefs the team most likely to field an Olympic relay team. Smith ran a 4.38-second 40 at his pro day workout, putting him in good company.

5. Say what you want about Gronkowski. At least he’s house-broken.

The subtly hilarious moment of the first half was when Brady yelled at his All-Pro tight end to get out of his three-point stance at the line of scrimmage, and the NBC mics picked it up.

“Gronk, stand up,” Brady yelled. Gronkowski immediately stood up, as one does when Brady barks orders.

Gronk wasn’t playing as much fetch as he’s used to until late in the game, but I’d bet that if Brady told him to roll over, Gronkowski would have, and waited patiently for the belly rub and the treat.

120 responses to “Sunday Night wrap-up: Tom Brady beats Patrick Mahomes at his own game

  1. amurdora says:
    October 14, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    One of these teams looks vastly superior to another. Don’t get me wrong I think the Chiefs are a team of the future, but until today I thought they were the team of today destined for a match-up against the Rams.

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    This guy spoke to soon didn’t he. I’ve watched Packers games for 25 years. That’s 25 years of Favre and Rodgers. Glorious QB play unrivaled by anyone else. Mahomes feels like watching them in their youth. Be excited Chiefs fans. This boat is just starting to set sail and it’s gonna be a great ride for 15-20 years.

  2. Not really but outscored 31 to 19 in the second half, he’ll take the free touchdown from the Kansas City rookie D lineman for the win.

  3. HOW ABOUT THAT GAME….the Patriots are a wagon, Give us the best you got AFC….

    Brady, Edelman, Gronk, Hogan, Gordon, White, Michel everyone getting involved.

    Not a bad night to be a New Englander, Sox handled business also

    Gonna be wake up pretty happy monday morning

  4. There was no such thing as defense in this game other than the first half. However glad the Pats got it done. Brady was great other than not throwing it away before he fumbled as he was nailing Edelman and White all night. Michel and White did great out of the back field, but Mahomes is definitely for real I was wrong to doubt it.

  5. This guy spoke to soon didn’t he. I’ve watched Packers games for 25 years. That’s 25 years of Favre and Rodgers. Glorious QB play unrivaled by anyone else. Mahomes feels like watching them in their youth. Be excited Chiefs fans. This boat is just starting to set sail and it’s gonna be a great ride for 15-20 years.
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    Exciting to watch as a neutral fan.

  6. Neither team has a defense. Patriots may go to the SB because so far nobody can *consistently* (looking at you Bengals, Ravens, Steelers) hang with their offensive production in the AFC besides the Chiefs but if their defense stays this way, which it has been since the last years playoffs, I don’t see them beating the whoever the NFC representative will be.

    Also are we going to hear about Patriot fans throwing beer at Tyreek Hill for the next 50 years? Asking for Philly.

  7. pigskingal says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:35 pm
    Great game. Instant classic. Pats D gave up huge plays though, they e got to play better.
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    Brady postgame: I think we can do even better. Tell em GOAT.

    🙂

  8. Pats D is nor close to good enough to win the SB, let alone a playoff game, also complete garbage ST play, will still compete, but not close to a true threat for a lombardi

  9. pete jones says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:31 pm
    Chiefs defense sucks, LOL!
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    They will be better with Houston and Berry back.

  10. terripet says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    Both defenses are terrible
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    The way the refs call these games there is no way to stop a high powered offense with multiple weapons. Guarantee KC or NE puts up 30+ on Baltimore or anyone else.

  11. Flash1287 says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:30 pm
    Remember when the Patriots were 1-2 and the PFT crybabies did it was over?????
    Ha ha ha ha what a shocker , the crybabies were WRONG AGAIN

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    What a game, but you did beat a team that was missing half of their defensive starters, so I wouldn’t schedule the parade just yet.

  12. Mahomes is going to be a fantastic player to watch for years to come. Great game by KC! That could be the AFC Championship preview and the Chiefs have nothing to be ashamed of.

  13. On a another note, the Patriots offense can obviously put up the points, but the patriots defense gotta keep getting it together. How do you manage to leave Hill in that much open space, given the situation in that point of the game mental errors cant happen.

    And the patriots kick off team really needs to figure it out, theyve been sub par all season and it finally came to hurt us, in a costly point in the game.

  14. Bagoon Stevens says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:36 pm
    Pats D is nor close to good enough to win the SB, let alone a playoff game, also complete garbage ST play, will still compete, but not close to a true threat for a lombardi
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    They were worse last year and got there.

  15. terripet says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:30 pm
    Both defenses are terrible

    But not as bad as your Colts defense.

  16. Trash fans and a trash team. This faux dynasty* can’t end soon enough. And blabber mouth Kraft can go back to making cheese singles or something.

  17. Pats gave up a ton of points by not kicking it out of the end zone until the 4th. KC starting at the 35, the 50 the pats 2, etc. all gets eliminated by kicking it out of the end zone. Lots of points came from that. Not sure what B.B. was thinking. Odd.

  18. Great game, man what a rack meet! However, when they meet again it will most likely be at Arrowhead and you won’t beat a team like the Chiefs twice in one season.

  19. Collingsworth and his booth mate were slobbering over Mahomes so bad and hate the Pats so much they had to create a false narrative. Who said Speakes let Brady go because he was worried the ref would call a penalty?

  20. @Goodellmustgo And that is why Brady is reffered to as The Goat. He’s never satisfied and is constantly looking for a way to improve his play. Love it. Complacency doesn’t exist in NE.

  21. dodgerlakerfan1969 says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:31 pm
    The GOAT just schooled the kid.

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    No he didnt. Mahones threw for 12 yards more than Brady. (352 to Brady’s 340) both QBs were beast tonight. And I don’t recall seeing themon the field at the same time.

    I’m glad for our win. But for Mahomes no smack talk, only respect. That kid is the future.

  22. Defense, anyone? Lol, the Pat’s got the win, and in the end, that’s all that matters. However, they, along with the Steelers and Chiefs (throw in a couple more teams), are going to have trouble in the long run if they don’t solve their defensive issues. IMO.

  23. Tyreek Hill on that touchdown towards the end….. what do you expect running up to taunt patriot fans in front of there face

    Were you not expecting to get absolutely doused in bud light LOL

  24. The Gillette mystique was too much for the Chiefs. They made too many mistakes to overcome against a great team like the Patriots.

  25. Collinsworth said Brady walked in after Speaks failed to tackle him. Really? I saw him run and dive and get smashed by two defenders. I don’t know how the guy keeps his job. He says the dumbest things every game works in.

  26. Funny how patriot fans are gushing about destroying KC, yet only won by 3 at home. Not quite the dominance they once were. Still won, but barely winning is not crushing an opponent. I’m an NFC based fan so I don’t really care either way, but it’s hilarious how fans whine when they lose “because of the refs” , then walk around with their thing hanging out when they squeak by. Lol. Besides, did you actually win a ring last year? Nope? Ok then.

  27. “Brady threw deep…..so where’s the 2-yard Tom crowd?”

    Lolz Terripet’s post from partway through the 2nd half –

    “Brady can’t throw deep either picked or incomplete”

    Brady promptly threw deep to Hogan and shortly thereafter the 2 bombs to Gronk. And wasn’t intercepted in the game.

    Lolz

  28. Yak Attack says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Funny how patriot fans are gushing about destroying KC
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    Who said that? Where? I think you just made it up.

  29. It doesn’t matter who you rooted for in this game, but I thought it may be the best game as a fan that I’ve seen this year…Wide open, and best of all MINIMUM FLAGS!

  30. I would love to know who came up with”let’s give KC the ball at mid-field”
    why did Gostkowski do a bunt, followed by a short kick, followed by another in-field kickoff…. followed by another.

    I guess someone thought “hey, they might fumble”

    Yeah… no such luck.

    And the coverage was embarrassing.

    Leaving Hill completely un covered….they didn’t even bump him at the line.

    Brady’s throws at the start of the game were off, poorly thrown.

    Brady decides to hold onto the ball, and then gets stripped of it for a fumble …. that’s just FUBAR

    Glad they pulled out a win against a very good team.

  31. Great game from both teams!

    That being said.. the Chiefs coaching staff, nor many others in the NFL, can match-up to the Patriots coaching staff. The New England players are so well coached in game situation/clock management/end of game or half possession that it is scary.

    Now I’m not saying the final TD from KC was “planned;” however, when KC scored and realised that Brady would get the ball back in the final minutes during a tie game with all their timeouts.. honestly, who didn’t know what was going to happen next?

    It just seems like the New England coaching staff is always two steps ahead.

  32. TruFBFan says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:49 pm
    43-40. Enough said. 29th ranked schedule in the NFL. See you in the playoffs.

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    Like I said earlier…this was a REAL football fans game. Almost flag free! How can you not like a game like that…It had it all.

    That’s what happens when the schedule rotates every 4 years…It also helps when you win a lot. Unlike the team you choose to root for!

  33. You didn’t even mention that Justin Houston was out as well on Chiefs D. I hate losing. But the Chiefs got down, made mistakes and still got back in it with nearly half their starting D sidelined. Can’t wait for the rematch.

  34. People talking about giving the Chiefs the ball at midfield, I was also perplexed. It reminded me of the redskins and eagles games in 2015. Belichick was going for the kill shot early after the chiefs turnovers and our scores. My thing is boot the ball out of the back of the damn end zone! I just don’t understand the logic of trying to throw the ball when the running some was BLASTING THROUGH! The fumble by Tommy was just awful.

  35. Flash1287 says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:49 pm
    What a game, but you did beat a team that was missing half of their defensive starters, so I wouldn’t schedule the parade just yet.

    Excuses

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    No, just a measured analysis of the game. The fact is that the Patriots defense tonight is the defense we will see all year. The Chiefs were missing Justin Houston and Eric Berry. Those guys are difference makers, so I don’t see how you can discredit their absence.

  36. The Pats D will learn some things from this one. This is a classic win that BB loves. He can ream them out for all the stupid mistakes they made that made this game close.

    This game could have gone either way and there were stretches where I couldn’t believe the bounces, but it was a good matchup. I like how the article bakes in a ton of excuses for KC’s defense though. Eric Berry in his prime maybe can help in coverage, but let’s also consider that he is washed up, too. The Chiefs got run on (again) and Berry/Houston wouldn’t change that.

  37. Props to KC…. great team & great game….. sure looks like you got your franchise QB!!!
    Game was a real intense for sure…..if either of these teams get their D’s in working order they will be unstoppable!!!
    Go Pats!!!!

  38. Bob Sutton has GOT to go. It was “No Punt Game II”…..How, HOW do you put Josh “Who?” Shaw on Gronk in man-to-man coverage to decide the game. How?????????

  39. Price looked good?

    You must think McCourty (safety) played a good game as well.

    There is no more D in the NFL but I’ll take a final drive Brady win any day of the week.

  40. “And blabber mouth Kraft can go back to making cheese singles or something.”

    Robert Kraft and his family have nothing to do with Kraft Foods.

    SMH

  41. In a very small way, that non-call of the “in the grasp” on Brady that allowed him to score kinda — again, in a small way — makes up for the non-call “in the grasp” on Eli at the end of the first Giants/Pats Super Bowl…. the rookie should have held on to the GOAT tonight….

  42. edelman2amendola says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:45 pm
    Tyreek Hill on that touchdown towards the end….. what do you expect running up to taunt patriot fans in front of there face

    Were you not expecting to get absolutely doused in bud light LOL

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    I dont care what Hill did. That was still bull the fans flipping him off and throwing beer. As a Pats fan I was embarrassed. Every fan base has their knuckleheads, I get that. But it still makes you cringe when its your knuckleheads that got themselves featured on nstional TV.

  43. harrisonhits2 says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:53 pm
    “Brady threw deep…..so where’s the 2-yard Tom crowd?”

    Lolz Terripet’s post from partway through the 2nd half –

    “Brady can’t throw deep either picked or incomplete”

    Brady promptly threw deep to Hogan and shortly thereafter the 2 bombs to Gronk. And wasn’t intercepted in the game.

    Lolz

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    I never said exactly 2 yards. When I give a number I mean it give or take about 40 yards.

  44. harrisonhits2 says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:53 pm
    “Brady threw deep…..so where’s the 2-yard Tom crowd?”

    Lolz Terripet’s post from partway through the 2nd half –

    “Brady can’t throw deep either picked or incomplete”

    Brady promptly threw deep to Hogan and shortly thereafter the 2 bombs to Gronk. And wasn’t intercepted in the game.

    Lolz

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    I always meant that as give or take about 50 yards

  45. raymondmac says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:58 pm
    I would love to know who came up with”let’s give KC the ball at mid-field”
    why did Gostkowski do a bunt, followed by a short kick, followed by another in-field kickoff…. followed by another.

    I guess someone thought “hey, they might fumble”

    Yeah… no such luck.

    And the coverage was embarrassing.

    Leaving Hill completely un covered….they didn’t even bump him at the line.

    Brady’s throws at the start of the game were off, poorly thrown.

    Brady decides to hold onto the ball, and then gets stripped of it for a fumble …. that’s just FUBAR

    Glad they pulled out a win against a very good team.

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    Tomorrow’s film session is going to be a riot. Not.

  46. Lol at the comments about the Pats defense. How about give the chiefs credit for being an incredible offense. It isn’t like they gave up 40 to the cardinals. They gave up 40 to the best offense in football. But any angle to bash the pats

  47. I don’t think anyone should be heaping praise on Sony Michel just yet. It looks to me like he goes down pretty quickly when he’s running into a small hole, and doesn’t fall forward. He’s had some good moves at the second level this year, but otherwise just seems to get what is blocked. I think the Patriots are using him a lot because they know White is the more important player – the one they need to NOT be on IR come playoffs. That said Michel is a rookie and hopefully he will improve… he just doesn’t look like a first-round talent right now to me.

  48. I don’t understand some of the people on this PFT
    It was a fun game to watch regardless of who you were rooting for

    Brady was Brady and he has been doing that for a long time…Great touch and can still throw the ball long and I think he has the best footwork/release in the game. Mahomes is just flat out fun to watch and he has a hose for a arm…..he is going to have a great career and KC is set for a long time at QB

    Just a great game to watch as a fan.

  49. Great offensive game. Both teams’ defenses really couldn’t stop the other’s offense. NE was fortunate to have the ball last. Mahomes has an arm! Remember the Rodgers throw against Dallas in the playoffs a few years back that had everyone talking. We’ll Mahomes had like 1 or 2 of those in every game this year.

  50. It is a mystery why the Chiefs were given two short fields for no apparent reason. Pretty dumb decisions in what was apt to be a close game.

  51. Pats still can’t figure out kick coverage under the new kickoff formations. (That said, the 97-yard return was sprung by a hold by #51 on #18, right in front of the returner, followed by a shove in the back.) Just have Ghost kick through the end zone for now, eh?

    KC shouldn’t feel too bad about the blown sack on Brady’s TD. There was defensive holding that play, so Pats had first and goal at the one at worst. That mistake probably cost them nothing.

  52. These 2 teams may meet in the AFC championship game. Defense was the difference in this game. The Patriot defense did just enough (holding the Chiefs to field goals instead of TDs) to give them the win. The running game helped, as it is the defense’s best friend.

  53. odave5 says:
    October 15, 2018 at 12:24 am
    Bob Sutton has GOT to go. It was “No Punt Game II”…..How, HOW do you put Josh “Who?” Shaw on Gronk in man-to-man coverage to decide the game. How?????????

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    They did not ‘put’ Gronk under single coverage. Go back and watch the replay. Gordon and Edelman were headed out there too so theD was trying to cover all of them. Gordon ran a beautiful decoy route and Brady did a a nice eye fake at Gordons route so the safety moved that way. So really it was Brady and Gordon that got Gronk open with an assist from Edelman, even if Gronk got the glory.

  54. “Like I said earlier…this was a REAL football fans game.”

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    If you’re a 15 to 30 year-old Madden gamer or obsessed with Fantasy Football, sure.

  55. Chiefs Fan- Great Game, two QBs both 1. GOAT, Brady has class, to run across field to shake hands with the young gun. Brady knows that “The Kid” is going to be a GOAT.. 2. “ The Kid” he learned tons about himself and faced the all time best combination coach and QB.. From what I have witnessed so far, PM will only get better as the season progresses. We will see the Pats again.
    Shame on the fans in the end zone- Reallly “ The Finger” and beer shower.. Classless.

  56. To the commenter above, nothing makes up for Eli’s throw in the SB when the play could have been blown dead for “in the grasp.”.

    That loss was unforgettable. And the refs can’t be blamed for it although it would have been nice if they’d made the call.

  57. The Chiefs were missing a number of good defensive players and gave up 43 points. The Pats had basically all of their defensive players and gave up 40. Sorry….but this Patriots defense is pretty awful. That Mahomes kid is pretty special.

  58. Everyone talking about defense (or, the lack of) need to realise what’s happening in the NFL.

    Defense has pretty much been neutralised by all the rule changes and rule emphasis which is geared towards making games more appealing to viewers used to video game scores in games.

    Before last night you could have argued that the Jags and Bears had the top 2 defenses in the NFL. Look what two pretty mediocre offenses did to them both yesterday!

    Philly last season had a pretty damn ed good D but in the Superbowl they were pretty much powerless to stop the Pats.

    I think the days of shut down defenses are over.

    Both NE and KC stand a very high chance of getting to the SB because unless you have an offense that can keep up with these two machines you aren’t going to slow them down enough to beat them.

  59. Even as a Pats superfan- it was fun to watch Mahomes’ s young exuberance playing style.
    It’s clear that if you can get some pressure, Mahomes will try to force some bad throws.
    Mahomes throws off balance better than any QB- maybe ever.
    QB’s always get the credit, but Tyreek Hill is probably the most important player on the Chiefs, then Mahomes.

    Bill Bellichik needs to stop outsmarting himself and abandon the ridiculous kicking game of his. That silly bouncing ground kick, and having Gostkowski kick the ball short of the end zone directly led to 13 points for the Chiefs, and could have cost the game.

  60. The pats defense played really well in the first half. KC obviously made halftime adjustments (forget the crossing routes – it was time to take shots downfield)

  61. The pats opened the door for kc in the 2nd half with the return td and fumble but brady slammed it shut with plays to Hogan and gronk they really stepped up in the 4th.

  62. I think the days of shut down defenses are over.

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    That’s why in a passing league it’s also important to have a good running game. A good defense can also be a ball control offense that eats clock and keeps the other offense off the field.

    What a difference a year makes. With not much of a running game last season the Patriots couldn’t convert 3rd and 4th and shorts against the Chiefs and ultimately may have been the difference in the outcome. This year they can and did last night. Uh oh 🙂

  63. Flash1287 says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:30 pm
    Remember when the Patriots were 1-2 and the PFT crybabies did it was over?????
    Ha ha ha ha what a shocker , the crybabies were WRONG AGAIN

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    What a game, but you did beat a team that was missing half of their defensive starters, so I wouldn’t schedule the parade just yet.

    Don’t even with the “wah wah, but we had all these injuries” talk. The Patriots won a superbowl with Earthwind Mooorland and Sterling Moore playing DB. Nobody has had more injuries year in and year than the Pats and they KEEP WINNING. So sorry but you’re wrong.

  64. KC is in great shape for the next decade or so. A lot of comparisons of Mahomes to Favre and I can see that, but to me looks like a clone of John Elway, the way he moves, his throwing motion and obviously his arm. Either way he should have a great career.

  65. pmlangan says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:38 pm
    Flash1287 says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:30 pm
    Remember when the Patriots were 1-2 and the PFT crybabies did it was over?????
    Ha ha ha ha what a shocker , the crybabies were WRONG AGAIN

    ====================================================================

    What a game, but you did beat a team that was missing half of their defensive starters, so I wouldn’t schedule the parade just yet.

    How many players was NE missing when they lost to Det & JaX? No parade talk except from folks making stuff up, only next week. That’s how NE rolls.

  66. craigcramer says:
    October 15, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Shame on the fans in the end zone- Reallly “ The Finger” and beer shower.. Classless.
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    Shame on the fans? How about shame on the player for taunting the fans? You taunt a player you get a flag, maybe, or the player retaliates and gets a flag. You taunt fans you’re gonna get what you’re asking for, a beer shower. 31 stadiums, 32 teams, if you taunt any of those fans you’re in trouble because they have ammunition and they’ve been drinking for a few hours, the longer they’ve been drinking the more ready they are to use that ammunition. So the moral to that story is: Leave the drunken fans of other teams alone unless you’re prepared for retaliation, it has happened in every stadium, even yours.

  67. What a game, but you did beat a team that was missing half of their defensive starters, so I wouldn’t schedule the parade just yet.
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    The Patriots were missing tons of key players to injuries and a suspension during their first 4 games and nobody said a peep about that. Even Patriots fans.

    Huh. Go figure. 🙂

  68. What a game, but you did beat a team that was missing half of their defensive starters, so I wouldn’t schedule the parade just yet.

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    No parade planned just yet, but just remember…truly good teams don’t make excuses for losing and neither do their fans.

  69. pmlangan says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    What a game, but you did beat a team that was missing half of their defensive starters, so I wouldn’t schedule the parade just yet.

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    Agreed on the Patriots victory parade, no such thing should be scheduled. And it hasn’t been. Never was.

    But KC fans were strutting and crowing right up to game time that the Chiefs were going to crush the Patriots. Nothing about missing players or any other excuse, they were all confidence and trash. So it was actually Chiefs fans that had their victory parade already scheduled. The excuses sound silly after that.

  70. switchwitch59 says:
    October 15, 2018 at 10:02 am
    craigcramer says:
    October 15, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Shame on the fans in the end zone- Reallly “ The Finger” and beer shower.. Classless.
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    Shame on the fans? How about shame on the player for taunting the fans? You taunt a player you get a flag, maybe, or the player retaliates and gets a flag. You taunt fans you’re gonna get what you’re asking for, a beer shower. 31 stadiums, 32 teams, if you taunt any of those fans you’re in trouble because they have ammunition and they’ve been drinking for a few hours, the longer they’ve been drinking the more ready they are to use that ammunition. So the moral to that story is: Leave the drunken fans of other teams alone unless you’re prepared for retaliation, it has happened in every stadium, even yours.

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    IDC what Hill did. His behavior is his problem. I still wish the NE fans had realized that two wrongs dont make a right and controlled their own behavior.

  71. Yak Attack says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:52 pm
    Funny how patriot fans are gushing about destroying KC
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    You probably should have read the comments before shooting your mouth off because, other than a couple of known trolls masquerading as Pats fans, all I see are Pats fans praising Mahomes and congratulating Chiefs fans for having him.

  72. i must be a dinosaur;

    i prefer gefensive struggles where something less than 30 points wins the game;

    don’t get me wrong, last night’s contest was exciting, but more like flag football, especially when you cannot tackle one player because he is the NFL’s face;

    and i’ve seen all the good ones since Waterfield and Luckman, so trust me when i say Brady is not even close to being the greatest ever;

    he is the one most ballyhooed as the greatest ever, by far;

  73. and the NFL should suspend sales of all alcoholic beverages for one NE home game and fined the taunting visiting player just as it does players who taunt each other;

    there is absolutely no excuse for either behaviour;

    one is so unnecessarily childish it doesn’t bear repeating and the other could’ve easily ended a player’s career—alcohol, however diluted, can blind or permanently impair vision;

  74. meh, pat’s didn’t deserve to win that game, nor do they deserve all the help from the ref’s that they get.

    BRB let me have my LT go 5 yards up field and hold a DB so gronk can get wide open for 30 xD

  75. Coffeehog says:
    October 15, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Agreed on the Patriots victory parade, no such thing should be scheduled. And it hasn’t been. Never was.

    But KC fans were strutting and crowing right up to game time that the Chiefs were going to crush the Patriots. Nothing about missing players or any other excuse, they were all confidence and trash. So it was actually Chiefs fans that had their victory parade already scheduled. The excuses sound silly after that.
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    Not a fan of either team, so no excuses. I’m just offering and objective analysis to the game, so it doesn’t really matter who said what before hand. And you guys didn’t have a Super Bowl parade? Weird. Guess I imagined that.

  76. Street football! You go long and cut left at the Chevy! No defense. Too bad KC kicked way too many field goals! It would have been an exciting game!

  77. ” the other could’ve easily ended a player’s career—alcohol, however diluted, can blind or permanently impair vision;”

    Oh please. You ever seen a baseball team pour champagne over their heads after winning a playoff series or world series?

  78. dreemeagle says:
    October 15, 2018 at 11:47 am

    i’ve seen all the good ones since Waterfield and Luckman, so trust me when i say Brady is not even close to being the greatest ever
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    Got it. I’m supposed to trust a guy named “dreemeagle” who claims to have watched Bob Waterfield play against an entirely white league in the 1940’s and thinks he was better than Brady.

  79. Pats Special Teams coverage? BUELLER?

    That and the fact that they had so much success on the ground so let’s start throwing the ball.

    But a win’s a win.

  80. amaf21 says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:41 pm
    Trash fans and a trash team. This faux dynasty* can’t end soon enough. And blabber mouth Kraft can go back to making cheese singles or something.
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    BWA HA HA HA HA

  81. Yak Attack says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:52 pm
    Funny how patriot fans are gushing about destroying KC, yet only won by 3 at home. Not quite the dominance they once were. Still won, but barely winning is not crushing an opponent. I’m an NFC based fan so I don’t really care either way, but it’s hilarious how fans whine when they lose “because of the refs” , then walk around with their thing hanging out when they squeak by. Lol. Besides, did you actually win a ring last year? Nope? Ok then.
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    I suspect it might have more to do with beating one of the few unbeaten teams and all out favorite to go to the SB. Unless you’re an Eagles fan that second place finish still means Pats fans get the right to have their thing hanging out. Ok then.

  82. pmlangan says:
    October 15, 2018 at 12:13 am
    Flash1287 says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:49 pm
    What a game, but you did beat a team that was missing half of their defensive starters, so I wouldn’t schedule the parade just yet.

    Excuses

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    No, just a measured analysis of the game. The fact is that the Patriots defense tonight is the defense we will see all year. The Chiefs were missing Justin Houston and Eric Berry. Those guys are difference makers, so I don’t see how you can discredit their absence.
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    In fairness can we discredit the wins without them as well?

  83. terripet says:
    October 15, 2018 at 12:40 am
    harrisonhits2 says:
    October 14, 2018 at 11:53 pm
    “Brady threw deep…..so where’s the 2-yard Tom crowd?”

    Lolz Terripet’s post from partway through the 2nd half –

    “Brady can’t throw deep either picked or incomplete”

    Brady promptly threw deep to Hogan and shortly thereafter the 2 bombs to Gronk. And wasn’t intercepted in the game.

    Lolz

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    I always meant that as give or take about 50 yards
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    You understand how absurd that is right? League wide there were 10,737 completed passes last year. Exactly 270 of them were 40+ yards. Or less than 2.5% of all completed passes are 40+ yards. The number gets dramatically lower if you use attempted passes. Brady was ranked 8th from that meager 2.5%. I mean really now. If you’re going to pick a bone dry at least make sure there’s some meat on it.

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