With Kansas City coming to Foxboro Sunday night, Ninkovich was asked about the Rob Gronkowski-vs- Kelce debate on XTRA 1360 in San Diego Friday morning, and he didn't mince words.
The Pats have covered all three of their home games this season and enter "Sunday Night Football" on a 16-6 ATS run against winning teams.
But the end result was still pretty sweet, as these are the types of games - with just one punt between the teams and a tense finish in which clutch plays needed to be made down the stretch - that build championship mettle.
Through four games, Kelce has 28 receptions for 407 yards and three touchdowns.
The Patriots held a 24-9 lead at halftime, but the Chiefs scored 17 points in the third quarter to narrow the score.
In doing so, the Patriots improved to 94-2 at home with Brady as a starter when they get a double-digit lead. While the play looked set up to go to Hunt, Hill was able to make the catch for the lead.
So, Brady sprung free and was in the end zone a couple of seconds later. New England is a 3.5-point favorite in the latest Patriots vs. Chiefs odds, while the Over-Under for total points scored is 58.5.