Chiefs begin a fourth consecutive season 4-0 with 26-10 win over Patriots

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The Chiefs led 6-3 at halftime. They won 26-10.

Kansas City moved to 4-0, the first team in NFL history to start four consecutive seasons with four wins. The Patriots fell to 2-2.

The Patriots’ mistakes finally caught up to them Monday night.

They dropped two interceptions, took two unnecessary sacks that cost them at minimum six points and had four turnovers. New England needs Cam Newton to return soon.

Without Newton, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, the Patriots started veteran Brian Hoyer. He didn’t finish the game, making two rookie mistakes that cost the Patriots two field goals if not more.

Jarrett Stidham replaced Hoyer with 42 seconds remaining in the third quarter. He threw a 4-yard touchdown to N'Keal Harry on his first drive. He also threw two interceptions.

The first wasn’t his fault as receiver Julian Edelman had the ball bounce off his hands and into the waiting hands of surprised safety Tyrann Mathieu. Mathieu returned it 25 yards for a touchdown that gave the Chiefs a 26-10 lead.

Stidham drove the Patriots to the Kansas City 37, where Rashad Fenton intercepted him in the end zone on a pass intended for Damiere Byrd. That effectively ended any hope the Patriots had of a comeback.

The Chiefs were the Chiefs, even though they didn’t put up big numbers against Bill Belichick’s defense. They gained “only” 323 yards and Patrick Mahomes was “only” 19-of-29 for 236 yards and two touchdowns.

Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman both had 6-yard touchdown catches.

69 responses to “Chiefs begin a fourth consecutive season 4-0 with 26-10 win over Patriots

  1. Once again proving the absolute need for a quality starting QB to have sustained success. Bad QB play gives you virtually no chance to win.

  2. Pats own KC. They dominated them and Goodell yet again got involved.

    If I am a Chiefs fan, I am really concerned at how BB holds them to 3-6 points in a half.

    The only time Mahomes completed the ball was vs zone, which should never really be called when you have such great pieces on D.

    How many more times can Goodell do this and fix a game?

  3. Let’s see if the league will dare to punish Belichick and the Patriots for Belichick screaming at the referee while not wearing his mask!

  4. Hoyer sucked, Pats defense did well but were gashed towards the end, and that was clearly a pick six that was called a sack. Still, I expected the Pats to lose this one they’ll beat the Broncos next week.

  5. NE was completely dominated on the field and totally outcoached. Absolutely dismantled by the Chiefs.

  6. 4-0 in 4 consecutive years, wow! Of course they only got 1 SB out of it, should’ve been 2 (thanks Dee Ford) but still, 4 consecutive years is admirable. No wonder so many coaches under Andy get jobs. They clearly do good work in the off-season/preseason.

  7. touchback6 says:
    October 5, 2020 at 9:58 pm
    Pats own KC. They dominated them and Goodell yet again got involved.

    If I am a Chiefs fan, I am really concerned at how BB holds them to 3-6 points in a half.

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    Now, now. You best tend to your Pats. Chiefs 6 point half gave them a lead they never surrendered.

  8. So the Pats lost, but they still look good containing the Chiefs for a long while. If Cam were there I don’t think the Chiefs can defend him. The Pats basically beat themselves. If the Pats makes it to the wild card, there’s a good chance they will contend well.

  9. Pats fan, but I won’t complain.

    Hoyer is a 12 year veteran who knows better than to take TWO sacks that cost at least 6 points. Never mind the horrible fumble/INT that wasn’t correctly called. Wise didn’t need to hold onto Mahomes collar for the extra 15 yards.

    Edelman looks lazy. Tipped ball INT…I’m not chasing Matheu down

  10. Hoyer looked bad and Stidham was worse. Remember all the fanboy talk about how Stidham was just going to be handed the starting job because BB had decided he was ready? Good times. Even after the Cam signing there was still a few claiming that was all a motivation ploy to keep Stidham from getting too big a head.

  11. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    October 5, 2020 at 10:05 pm
    NE was completely dominated on the field and totally outcoached. Absolutely dismantled by the Chiefs.

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    It was only 6-3 at half, with our backup QB’s and no Sony Michel, in KC. And the errors were mostly internal especially leaving at least 6 easy points on the board in the red zone. Bring Cam and Sony back and you have a different game. Not having Chung and Hightower on D isn’t helping us either against a strong offense like KC.

  12. KC is beatable. Their D is suspect. New England couldn’t get out of their own way in this game.

  13. I have never seen such a game where a D demolished an offense like that and the opposing team blew points that were easy FGs.

    NE allowed less points to KC this year than last when they were gifted the win.

    The Goodell cheating factor (again) not withstanding, NE has KCs number. Big time.

  14. My, how the hate still exists for the Pats post Brady. I have no dog in this fight but I wouldn’t call this a great win for KC. They played against a JV squad (starting QB, RB and 2 O linemen out) and won, but not convincingly for sure. They should be thanking Hoyer for his terrible play. Mahomes missed a few throws. Take away Edelman’s pick 6 and the 6 points absolutely Hoyer gave away and actually that game would have been surprisingly close.
    Yes, the refs made an awful, unjustifiable call. It might have led to a TD. How they justified Mahomes “being in the grasp” is beyond me when a QB is not only running, but also actively trying to throw.
    Bigger picture given how the Chiefs shredded and totally dominated Baltimore, I think the Bills are starting to realize their path to the AFCE is going to be a lot harder than they thought. The Pats varsity team might actually be a top 6 team in the league.

  15. touchback6 says:
    October 5, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    If I am a Chiefs fan, I am really concerned at how BB holds them to 3-6 points in a half.

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    It’s almost like the Chiefs went into halftime, regrouped, and figured out the problem considering that BB (looks like we’re not giving players credit anymore) allowed them to score 20 in the 2nd half.

    On the bright side, we got to see some 2020 Jarrett Stidham action. Really lived up to the next franchise QB billing that people were claiming. I can see why they went out and got Newton.

  16. windowthrow says:
    October 5, 2020 at 10:02 pm
    How many handoff passes does Patty Mahomes do a season? Asking for a friendship.

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    As many as they need to score.

    Also, 2 out of 4 games for the chiefs they spent the week preparing for a completely different QB while also playing the stout defense of a rival. Our defense is legit. Our offense can figure it out. We’ll be okay.

  17. KC is ny favorite afc team, but feel Tyreek Hill should have been ejected early in 2nd quarter. Pats fumble, refs trying to clear the pileup well after play Hill squeezed past a ref and jumped on the remaining pile. Ridiculous.

  18. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    October 5, 2020 at 10:38 pm
    Whenever NE loses, it’s because Goodell cheated.

    I think I get it now.

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    Of course. Don’t you know they haven’t lost a game in 20 years.

  19. Tom, come Back! Please come back! Tom, Tom, Tom, pleeze come back! We love you Tom. Please?

    “No comment.”

    Big Bill

  20. Any Patriots fan who thinks the Bills are underestimating how hard it is going to be to win the AFC East are completely delusional. You don’t lose to a team for 20 straight years and think it’s going to be a cake walk because one player leaves.

  21. 8oneanddones says:
    October 5, 2020 at 10:17 pm
    KC is beatable. Their D is suspect. New England couldn’t get out of their own way in this game
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    Only the Colts and Steelers have given up fewer points than the Chiefs defense. They were without, arguably, their best defensive player tonight (Chris Jones) and held the Pats to 10. Chiefs did have an off night on offense but some credit due to NE defense, as well. At the end of the day, the Chiefs (again) found a way to win and are 4-0.

  22. Its no accident when we get Showtime Mahomes, Thats when the Chiefs defense gives up a whole bunch of points and put them in a deficit. then its Gunslinger mode activated with one gear just putting the ball in the air with great frequency.

    Its no different than the 2018 playoff game when the Patriots went up 17-7 and Mahomes against that same defense put up 31 POINTS in the 2nd half and was well on their way to the super bowl before the dee ford offsides which negated the Brady interception.

    Thats why i wanted Cam Newton to play tonight because we wouldn’t have had a FLAT Chiefs team from the get go, plus Mahomes would have gone deep with great frequency not messing around. the chiefs felt that they could toy with the Patriots since none of those QB really presented any danger.

  23. I don’t know what game these Patriots fans here were watching but I saw
    a Chiefs team that came out after halftime and dominated while the Patriots
    got rattled and wilted under pressure.
    I am not a fan of either team. My team has a pretend defense.

  24. We have learned three things from games like these: those super bowl wins weren’t just because of Belichick, the Chiefs are not the best team in the league, and the Patriots need Cam back as soon as possible.

  25. I really wish Cam played so there would be no excuses for the Pats loss. I guess we’ll have to wait till they play the Bills.

  26. Even after spotting SD a 14 point pick-6 swing, another win for Brady on a team that otherwise was going nowhere. BB suffering another crushing dominant defeat at the hands of AR. Further proof that the Pats success was primarily due to Brady (now 43), not BB….who pre-Brady as a head coach had a losing record with the Browns and was fired for that. Even with supercam ….BB will have a sub-500 record moving forward. Cam however was an MVP and will carry the team to a few wins.

  27. touchback6 says:
    October 5, 2020 at 9:58 pm
    Pats own KC. They dominated them and Goodell yet again got involved.
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    Guess you still don’t watch football tylawspick6. This is not the team you “owned”. As if you ever did. Mahomes is a game changer.

    Try watching a year or two of the sport. You might find it interesting.

  28. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    October 5, 2020 at 11:32 pm
    NFL = National Fixed League
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    It’s not fun to see your team lose. However, to delegitimize the NFL would also discount any of the Patriots recent success. Perhaps you can try giving credit where due instead of reaching for excuses. It will make it much more meaningful when your team experiences success.

  29. tempests says:
    October 5, 2020 at 9:54 pm
    I guess it was Tom Brady
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    It was 3-6 with 42 seconds left in the 3rd quarter. Should have been 6-6, but Hoyer inexplicably decided to take a sack with no timeouts and 4 seconds on the clock. Then in the next half he went 3 and out, and when the Patriots D stopped KC right away, he got back down to practically the same spot and took a strip sack. Bad play isn’t the same as needing Brady. You can’t expect KC not to score, and the Patriots held them pretty well. 19 points without the pick 6. If Cam had been playing it would have been at least 14-19.

  30. If I am a Chiefs fan, I am really concerned at how BB holds them to 3-6 points in a half.
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    For the Pats, that 6-3 first half was fool’s gold. If the Chiefs offense had started fast last night, the final score would have been obscenely lopsided. The Chiefs find a way. It’s what they do. Every time.

  31. Tough loss. Great game plan by BB but rare, sloppy play by the Pats offense. Just Poor execution. God help them as BB will be in rare form this week. Some bright spots with Harry and Burkhead. The Chiefs defense has been receiving praise lately but they are still underrated. Cam Newton’s stock just went way, way up.

  32. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    October 5, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    NE was completely dominated on the field and totally outcoached. Absolutely dismantled by the Chiefs.

    Were we watching the same game? Mahommes threw 3 picks and somehow got away with all three, his two “TD’s” were dumpoffs, KC scored 19 points on offence, NE won time of possession and a team with the worst QB in league history had almost 400 yards against the Chiefs D. Am I missing something?

    And I am not a fan of either team

  33. Whenever NE loses, it’s because Goodell cheated.

    I think I get it now.
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    We all know what knucklehead says this and he is an idiot. However you do the same thing. You blame every Pats or Brady win on cheating and the refs are in their pockets. Hypocrisy at it’s best.

  34. I am not sure how a professional QB of Hoyer’s experience takes a sack with 10 seconds and no time outs at the 13 yard line. A million fans watching knew the situation. Chuck it out of the end zone, likely 3 points.
    THEN AGAIN after the half, take a sack on the 5 yard line an lose the ball after no one was open? Again – a veteran QB. Would not be surprised if he’s cut this week. BB is ice cold and doesn’t tolerate that BS.
    Play smarter than a PopWarner QB and Pats are down 16-19 with 9 minutes to play looking for a tying FG, maybe a winning TD. Instead down two scores with a young QB.
    Sloppy all around – bad QB decisions, two dropped INTs. Even Mahomes was shaky, missing targets right and left. Game was within NE’s grasp even without Newton.

  35. I thought the Pats D did a great job for the majority of the game, but talent took over here. Hoyer just hasn’t seen enough game action over the last 3 years and Stidham in his first real game not exclusively handing off, you were going to get some bad play on offense.

  36. Chiefs win, but the game was a lot closer than the final score and you all know it. The score was 13-10 with 10 minutes left.

    Pats should have scored at least 6 more points but Hoyer messed up 2x in the red zone. Hes awful. Bad clock and ball management. Stidham was about what I expected. Newton probably would have been better than either of them, but he wasnt available, so….

    Other plays that could have gone either way were the pick 6 by Chiefs late (it bounced off the WR hands right into the DB’s hands. Thats a bit of luck) and the Mahommes fumble that was called a sack. If those 2 plays go the other way, it ends up being a 3 point game one way or the other.

    Thats the way it goes sometimes.

  37. And Edelman should be a Hall of Famer? Laughable. Not even the 5th best receiver in Patriot history.

  38. And you armchair idiots said Pat’s backup QBs would start over Cam. Don’t let hate for a player have you making moronic statements.

  39. No one posting mentioned that Hoyer had no prep time. or that NE flew out and played same day.
    A tough spot, but they were pros, played through.

  40. legionofzoom says:
    October 6, 2020 at 6:32 am
    If I am a Chiefs fan, I am really concerned at how BB holds them to 3-6 points in a half.
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    For the Pats, that 6-3 first half was fool’s gold. If the Chiefs offense had started fast last night, the final score would have been obscenely lopsided. The Chiefs find a way. It’s what they do. Every time.

    1 1 Rate This

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    Is this with or wirhout Goodell stealing another def td to help KC again?

    NE absolutely dominated the game again and were jobbed.

    The game should have been postponed as well. The cheating simply never ends from Goodell. Corrente’s explanation is disturbing and a lie. There was no whistle. The ball was fumbled, it was actually called in the grasp and incomplete at fhe same time.

    BB could not challenge after Goodell/Corrente cheated. All Pats fans want is for the cheating to stop. All they want is fairness.

  41. Stidham looks like a budding gunslinger type of QB to me. Just throws it out there to make something happen and if the result is bad so be it. I don’t know if Belichick wants that type of QB on his team.

  42. The Patriots should be more concerned about the Bills running away with the division. I foresee a lot of Chiefs naysayers pulling for them in two Thursdays when they’re in Buffalo. Chiefs will have to play better than they did last night, which we all know is likely that they will.

  43. touchback6 says:
    October 5, 2020 at 9:58 pm
    Pats own KC. They dominated them and Goodell yet again got involved.

    If I am a Chiefs fan, I am really concerned at how BB holds them to 3-6 points in a half.

    The only time Mahomes completed the ball was vs zone, which should never really be called when you have such great pieces on D.

    How many more times can Goodell do this and fix a game?

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    Do you ever stop crying and making excuses? One thing is for sure, we see why BB went out and picked up Cam

  44. 789rmd says:
    October 6, 2020 at 9:21 am
    No one posting mentioned that Hoyer had no prep time. or that NE flew out and played same day.
    A tough spot, but they were pros, played through.

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    Hoyer is supposedly a veteran and should not need preparation to know that you don’t take a sack with seconds remining and no timeouts. BB should have cut hi during the game and told him to find his own transportation back east

  45. Is this with or wirhout Goodell stealing another def td to help KC again?
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    Just stop. The whistle blew and the Chiefs players stopped. There was no guaranteed TD. The play definitely was called incorrectly but that is part of the game. Goodell has purchased even more beach front real estate in your head.

  46. As a head coach, BB = pre-Brady…. losing record. Post Brady… .500 start and falling. BB is what he was in Cleveland, a sub-.500 head coach. He may want to get out now, before it becomes too much more obvious.

  47. nite2al says:
    October 6, 2020 at 8:48 am
    And Edelman should be a Hall of Famer? Laughable. Not even the 5th best receiver in Patriot history.

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    You are absolutely right. I’d say probably top 3.

  48. Why are Simms and Florio so bothered by the Mahomes non -INT when it’s pretty much the same scenario as the Brady rule that got them the win against the Raiders in the playoffs years back? Didn’t seem to bother Belichick, Simms or Florio when that happened. Btw, it’s Belichick’s fault he used their last time out, not Hoyer’s. I guess Bill the genius can do no wrong in the PFT world.

  49. Patriots defense played well and at least held up for 3 quarters but their offense let them down. That was just another case of no amount of game planning, however brilliant and wicked, can transcend incompetent quarterbacking. What happened to the Belichick “system” people like to talk about as if one can simply substitute any QB in it and win games? Sorry, it ain’t happening. You still need the right player to pull the trigger.

    To be fair to Stidham since he got thrown into the lions den and didn’t have the proper reps and training camp so the jury is still out that he may or may not be that player in the future. But he certainly ain’t last night!

  50. 8oneanddones says:
    October 5, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    KC is beatable. Their D is suspect. New England couldn’t get out of their own way in this game.
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    Well, you better have at least a 40 point lead, and be ready to play for all 60 minutes, because they can make teams look stupid in a hurry.

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