Context is everything. In this case, we should make it clear from the outset that there are exactly zero teams with a winning record versus Bill Belichick's Patriots. Not a one.
The New York Giants and Green Bay Packers are even against the New England Patriots in Belichick's career. The rest of the NFL has a losing record and most teams have been embarrassed time and again by Belichick's teams. For perspective on this, Marcus Peters was seven years old the last time the Patriots had a losing record.
So you should know going into this that Andy Reid hasn't looked so hot against the Patriots. That's because no one does. Reid is 1-4 lifetime against Belichick's Patriots, but if there's any silver lining here, that lone win came with the Kansas City Chiefs just last year. And it was a total blowout.
You might remember that game. You should. It was incredible to watch Reid's Chiefs completely dismantle the Pats in Week 4. The Chiefs nearly had two 100-yard rushers in Knile Davis (107) and Jamaal Charles (92), and Alex Smith threw three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Tom Brady threw two interceptions before being replaced by Jimmy Garropolo in the fourth quarter. After the game, Devin McCourty said it best, "I'm disappointed; this is the most embarrassing game I've ever been a part of. We lost in every aspect."
At the time, Reid had just given Belichick the second worst margin of defeat ever. It's that sort of confidence the Chiefs are going to need to take with them into this weekend's playoff game at Foxboro. The rest of the story on that Chiefs' defeat in 2014 shows Kansas City sitting at home in January while New England hoisted yet another Lombardi Trophy overhead. Belichick said they would learn from that loss, and that's exactly what they did.
Reid was never able to solve Belichick when he was located five hours away in Philly. Reid came within three points on two occasions, but was blown out in two other games. Overall, Reid was 0-4 in Philly when facing Belichick, which of course includes Super Bowl XXXIX (39) where the Eagles fell short, 24-21. Deion Branch was named Super Bowl MVP, and the Pats stayed ahead for most of the second half thanks to Donovan McNabb's three interceptions.
Each year is different, and this year's Chiefs team looks good against a thin New England squad. That said, Belichick and Brady are always going to be Belichick and Brady.