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Chris Jones doesn’t think Chiefs need offense to win games for them

The Chiefs defense gave up more than 1,000 yards to the Patriots in a pair of losses last season, but the unit fared much better in New England this Sunday. The Patriots only gained 278 yards and their attempt to tie the game at the end of the fourth quarter failed when Bashaud Breeland knocked [more]

Tom Brady: I don’t make excuses or blame the referees

There were several calls by officials that went against the Patriots in Sunday’s 23-16 loss to the Chiefs, including incorrectly ruling that wide receiver N'Keal Harry stepped out of bounds before scoring on a pass from Tom Brady. Brady was asked about the officiating during a Monday appearance on WEEI and the quarterback said “sometimes [more]

AFC playoff picture: Week 15 to spotlight AFC South, Wild Card races

When the NFL scheduled the Texans and Titans to play twice in the final three weeks of the season, it couldn’t have known that the divisional race would come down to those matchups. That’s how things have worked out, though. The Texans have gone 4-3 over their last seven games while the Titans have gone [more]

Phillip Dorsett: We had chance to score at the end despite bad calls and didn’t

Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett was Tom Brady‘s target on a downfield shot with just over three minutes left to play in Sunday’s game against the Chiefs, but he didn’t catch the pass while being covered by Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller. Fuller made contact with Dorsett, but no flag was thrown and the Patriots couldn’t [more]

Patrick Mahomes: Hand doesn’t feel great, but it’s something you play with

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes got up shaking his right hand after taking a hit in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Patriots and his next pass was wobbly enough to create concern that he might have to come out of the game. Mahomes never did come out of what turned out to be [more]

Jerome Boger: “Not really” a thought to rule N’Keal Harry scored and then review

The Patriots had some calls go against them in Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs, including a ruling that wide receiver N'Keal Harry stepped out of bounds before scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game. Replays showed that Harry did not go out of bounds, but the Patriots were out of challenges after [more]

Chiefs hold on for 23-16 win in New England

Bashaud Breeland knocked away a pass to Julian Edelman on fourth down with just over a minute to play in New England to secure a 23-16 Chiefs win over the Patriots. There figures to be a lot more attention on other things in the aftermath of the tussle between AFC division leaders. The officiating will [more]

Patriots close the gap to 23-16, but it should be even closer

The Patriots were down 23-7 in third quarter and their offense was scuffling, so the defense and special teams have made plays to close the gap with the Chiefs. A Nick Folk field goal with 11:42 left to play cut the Kansas City lead to 23-16, but the Patriots surely feel they should have taken [more]

Chiefs extend lead to 20-7 before halftime

The Patriots offense got a touchdown to open the game, but the Chiefs have scored the only other points through the first two quarters of Sunday’s game in New England. Patrick Mahomes threw a touchdown, Travis Kelce ran for another and Harrison Butker hit a pair of field goals to give the Chiefs a 20-7 [more]

Patrick Mahomes goes deep to put Chiefs up 10-7

Patrick Mahomes has taken a licking early in Sunday’s game in New England, but he’s ticking just fine. Mahomes lofted a deep ball to Mecole Hardman early in the second quarter and the rookie took the ball into the end zone for a 48-yard touchdown. The ensuing extra point put the Chiefs up 10-7 after [more]

Penalties, trickery help Pats grab 7-0 lead

The Patriots are up 7-0 on the Chiefs with just over two minutes off the clock in New England. They got into the end zone with the help of a little trickery. Sony Michel took a handoff from Tom Brady and then flipped the ball back to Brady so he could heave the ball downfield [more]

Frank Clark active for Chiefs, Ted Karras out for Patriots

The Chiefs headed into Sunday’s game with a shorter list of questionable players than the Patriots and the biggest name on their list wound up on the right side of a game-time decision. Defensive end Frank Clark will play after being listed due to a shoulder issue and an illness. Safety Jordan Lucas was also [more]

Some Chiefs gear ended up in New Jersey

It’s a good thing the Chiefs-Patriots game didn’t start at 1:00 p.m. ET. According to Adam Schefter of, an equipment container with some of Kansas City’s shoulder pads, helmets, and footballs ended up in Newark, New Jersey after not being unloaded from the team’s plane in Boston. Roughly 35 player bags were not removed [more]

Patriots worked out Nick Folk, plan to re-sign him

First, the Patriots were expected to re-sign Nick Folk. Then, there was some question about whether the kicker was healthy enough to return. Now, comes word from Ian Rapoport of the NFL that Folk worked out for the team Friday, is healthy and will re-sign with the Patriots on Saturday. Folk underwent an emergency appendectomy [more]

Week 14 injury report roundup

Week 14 of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Bears and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

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