Brady passed for 340 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score, diving head-first between two defenders in a rare run by the 41-year-old quarterback. I thought we went out and played hard. He instead turned the game into a classic duel in his first showdown with New England's Tom Brady. He also passed former teammate Adam Vinatieri for most career wins in the regular season and playoffs combined with 227. He's going to get fooled by things good defenses do that he hasn't seen before. Before you make any Patriots vs. Chiefs picks, you need to hear what Vegas legend Micah Roberts has to say. They're going to be pretty tough to stop. "So, we were expecting to take it the full length of the game".
Brady passed for 340 yards and touchdown while running for another score and helped set up Stephen Gostkowski's 28-yard, game-winning field goal as New England beat back a frantic second-half rally by the Chiefs.
Kelce had been asked if he believed first-year starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes might have been intimidated by the environment, leading to some early misfires. He put the Chiefs in bad spots in the first half for the first time with his two interceptions. He found Hill for a 1-yard TD pass that made it 33-30 Kansas City with 8:38 left.
Roberts knows the Chiefs stunned New England in Foxborough previous year in the season-opener, 42-27, and appear more potent this time around. "I was just hoping that he didn't get hurt".
After electrifying the National Football League during the first five weeks of the season with his freewheeling style and big arm, Mahomes looked unsure of himself early on. "We just settled down and we saw [Mahomes] in the second half be more like himself and have a little fun out there".
Out of halftime, he hit Hunt for a 67-yard touchdown, and that was followed by three TDs to Hill. Tremon Smith returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards to set up the Chiefs at the 3-yard line.
Brady gave the Patriots the lead with a rare touchdown run with 5:25 remaining when he escaped a would-be sack by Speaks on third down and scored on a 4-yard scramble.
The last time New England wasn't favored with Brady starting was Week 13 of the 2014 season, when the Patriots were 2.5-point underdogs at Green Bay and lost 26-21.
But coach Andy Reid said he is confident his team has room to grow. So many that, when these games end we're like jewelers inspecting diamonds searching for flaws in something that was really, really exquisite. It was the Chiefs first loss of the season. Kansas City walked off the field down, 17-9, following the third field goal by Butker, for 24 yards, at 6:24 of the second quarter. The Patriots threw confusing pressure packages at Mahomes, disguising who was coming and who was dropping, like Hightower did on his first-quarter interception.
In those 630 days, including the playoffs, Brady threw 54 touchdown passes to 11 different players.