- The dagger for the Chiefs was a 39-yard pass from Tom Brady to tight end Rob Gronkowski, eventually setting up the Patriots for a 28-yard, game-winning field goal. Patriots 43, Chiefs 40.
- 12 seconds were all the Chiefs needed to tie the game. On the first play of the next drive, Patrick Mahomes hit Tyreek Hill 75 yard down the field on a crossing pattern for the touchdown. Patriots 40, Chiefs 40
- The Patriots forced the Chiefs to a three-and-out, and the Chiefs punted back to New England. Rob Gronkowski reemerged for a 42-yard gain on first down, but a few plays later, the Chiefs forced third-and-5. Tom Brady looked for Julian Edelman, who almost came down with the football, if not for great coverage by Kendall Fuller. Patriots 50-yard field goal was GOOD. Patriots 40, Chiefs 33.
- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ran back onto the field on a mission. Brady threw a deep pass to his right down the field 42 yards and connected with Chris Hogan. Hogan made the catch despite a pass interference call on cornerback Kendall Fuller. Brady hit Hogan for 19 yards a play later. On third-and-goal at the Kansas City 4-yard line, Brady ran it in himself for a touchdown. Breeland Speaks looked to have Brady wrapped up but let him go on a pump-fake. Patriots 37, Chiefs 33.
- Cornerback Tremon Smith, returning kicks in place of De’Anthony Thomas, who re-fractured his leg this week, returned the ensuing kick 97 yards to the New England 3-yard line. Facing third-and-1 at the Patriots 1-yard line, Patrick Mahomes threw to his left on a broken play, and the ball somehow landed in Tyreek Hill’s lap for the go-ahead touchdown. Chiefs 33, Patriots 30.
- The Patriots drove into Kansas City territory as the quarter turned. The Chiefs forced the Patriots to third-and-6 at the Kansas City 21, but safety Ron Parker blanketed James White on a deep pass to the left, and the Patriots had to settle for a 39-yard field goal. Patriots 30, Chiefs 26.
END OF THIRD QUARTER - Patriots 27, Chiefs 26
- The Chiefs took over at the 29-yard line and Patrick Mahomes connected with Sammy Watkins for a 15-yard gain. Now within striking distance, Mahomes threw a perfect pass to Tyreek Hill in the back right corner of the end zone for a touchdown. The extra point brought the Chiefs within one. Patriots 27, Chiefs 26.
- The Chiefs forced the Patriots to a third-and-10 play at their own 36-yard line. Tom Brady held onto the ball for an awfully long time and was eventually sacked by Breeland Speaks, and the ball was recovered by Allen Bailey at the New England 26-yard line. Chiefs take over.
- The Chiefs face fourth-and-1 at their own 46-yard line, and Andy Reid opted to go for it. Mahomes kept it on fourth down for three yards for the first down. A play later, Kareem Hunt rushed up 31 yards for another first down. The Chiefs’ drive ended with a 30-yard field goal. Patriots lead, 27-19.
- Kareem Hunt has broken the 100-receiving yard mark.
Kareem Hunt has recorded his first 100-yd receiving game. He has 105 tonight.— Chiefs Communications (@ChiefsPR) October 15, 2018
- The Chiefs forced the Patriots into a third-and-2 at the New England 38-yard line, but the Chiefs left a huge hole in the middle of the line James White rushed right up through for a 10-yard gain and a first down. The Patriots combined for 41 rushing yards on the drive, which ended in a 23-yard field goal. Patriots lead, 27-16
- The Chiefs drive was about to stall on third-and-2 at the Kansas City 33, but instead, Patrick Mahomes found Kareem Hunt wide open deep down the right side of the field for a 67-yard touchdown. Patriots lead, 24-16.
END OF SECOND QUARTER - Patriots 24, Chiefs 9
- Chiefs were about to hand the ball back to Tom Brady with two timeouts and time, but Mahomes hit Tyreek Hill for 27 yards on third-and-15. Hill took a nasty hit, but got up. At the New England 29, Mahomes found Hill 14 yards down the field for a first down. But on first-and-10 at the 15-yard line, Mahomes threw the ball into triple coverage trying to find Travis Kelce, and it’s picked in the end zone.
- C Mitch Morse is being evaluated for a concussion.
C Mitch Morse is being evaluated for a concussion. pic.twitter.com/wC7u6hgVWT— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) October 15, 2018
- James White and Cordarelle Patterson get the Patriots into Chiefs territory and Tom Brady calls the Patriots first timeout. Brady throws a deep pass down the left sideline to Josh Gordon, and it’s incomplete but Steve Nelson is draping Gordon for the pass interference. The penalty brings the Patriots to the 1-yard line. Chiefs force third-and-goal, but Michel finishes the job. Patriots lead, 24-9.
- Chris Conley made a dazzling 19-yard catch on the opening play of the drive for a first down, and Kareem Hunt is the best Chief on Sunday night. Hunt had the ball out in the right flat on third-and-three, and he is able to break the tackle for the first down. Travis Kelce is hurdling again—he did so in the open field on a 17-yard gain. Chiefs drive stalled in the red zone, but Chiefs make a 24-yard field goal. Patriots lead, 17-9.
- Tom Brady finds wide receiver Julian Edelman running a fade to the back left corner of the end zone. Edelman beat Kendall Fuller, who slipped up, and he was able to make the touchdown catch after adjusting his glove in the middle of the play. Patriots lead, 17-6.
END OF FIRST QUARTER - Patriots 10, Chiefs 6
- Patriots back with the ball. Rob Gronkowski finally makes his first catch of the game for 16 yards. Kenjon Barner, who has three rushes this year headed into the game, had three rushes for 16 yards before Michel reentered the game. Julian Edelman made his first catch of the game for 14 yards.
- Kareem Hunt gets the Chiefs into Patriots territory with 25 yards on a screen pass, but the Chiefs drive stalled after that. Chiefs hit a 43-yard field goal to cut the lead to 4. Patriots lead, 10-6.
- Mahomes gets the ball back and on first-and-10 at the Chiefs 23-yard line, he throws a bad interception into the hands of Dont’a Hightower. Hightower returns the ball to the Kansas City 4-yard line, and Michel finishes it off with a 4-yard touchdown. Patriots lead, 10-3.
Here’s the pick:
Mahomes didn’t see Hightower at all. INT leads to Patriots TD. pic.twitter.com/xSELLfod9l— Tom Martin (@TomKCTV5) October 15, 2018
- Patriots feature running back Sony Michel on their second drive for 20 total rushing yards—Chiefs inside linebackers are struggling with Michel early on in this game. Chiefs force third-and-10 at their own 37-yard line, and the Patriots not able to get it—just short with Chris Hogan 7-yard gain. Patriots hit 48-yard firled goal. It’s tied, 3-3.
- Chiefs start on their own 40-yard line and hit Travis Kelce for two catches and 26 yards. Patrick Mahomes had Kareem Hunt WIDE OPEN for six points up the seam on a pass on first-and-10 at the New England 26, but Mahomes overthrew him. Chiefs settle for a 42-yard field goal. Chiefs lead, 3-0.
- Chiefs deferred to the Patriots for the first drive, and they came out fast with two quick first downs. Chiefs forced third-and-3 and the Kansas City 40, and Dee Ford bothered Tom Brady enough for an incompletion. Patriots go for it on fourth-and-3, and Brady’s incomplete on a ball to Josh Gordon. Chiefs ball.
First career start for OLB Breeland Speaks
Rookie LB Breeland Speaks gets his first career NFL start.— Chiefs Communications (@ChiefsPR) October 15, 2018
Patriots inactives tonight vs. Chiefs:— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) October 14, 2018
DB JC Jackson
DE John Simon
DL Keionta Davis
OL Cole Croston
OL Ted Karras
DL Malcom Brown
DL Geneo Grissom
#Chiefs inactives tonight vs. Patriots.— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) October 14, 2018
S Eric Murray
S Eric Berry
RB Darrel Williams
LB Justin Houston
OL Kahlil McKenzie
DL Justin Hamilton
LB Tanoh Kpassagnon
Pre-game and how to watch
When the NFL schedule came out, this was the early date we all circled on our calendars—Tom Brady vs. Patrick Mahomes.
Well, the day has come, and I know you’re lying if you thought the Chiefs would be undefeated entering the game.
They try to keep that undefeated streak alive on Sunday Night Football against the New England Patriots in Foxborough. If you are still without plans for the game and are in Kansas City, please join us tonight at The Other Place in Overland Park.
Nuts and bolts
Location: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts
Game time: Sunday, October 14, 2018 | 7:20 p.m. Arrowhead Time
TV channel: NBC (KSHB Local)
Online Stream/Replay: Fubo.TV (seven-day free trial)
Pregame show: Arrowhead Pride Tailgate, 5:20 p.m. on 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City | Presented by Albright Buick GMC Cadillac
Radio: 101.1 The Fox (Mitch Holthus, Kendall Gammon and Dani Welniak) | Spanish Radio Broadcast: La Mega 1160 AM (Tico Sports)
Matchup history: Chiefs lead 18-13-3 (regular season)
Odds: Patriots -3.5
Final Injury Report: Chiefs-Patriots
Prediction: Patriots 34, Chiefs 21 (Sweeney) | Full staff predictions
Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play) Cris Collinsworth (analyst) Michele Tafoya (sideline)
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Chiefs 2018 regular-season schedule
Week 1 | Sep 09 | Chiefs @ Chargers | StubHub Center | 3:05 PM CBS Week 2 | Sep 16 | Chiefs @ Steelers | Heinz Field | 12:00 PM | CBS Week 3 | Sep 23 | 49ers @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | FOX Week 4 | Oct 01 | Chiefs @ Broncos | Sports Authority Field at Mile High | 7:15 PM | ESPN Week 5 | Oct 07 | Jaguars @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS
Week 6 | Oct 14 | Chiefs @ Patriots | Gillette Stadium | 7:20 PM | NBC
Week 7 | Oct 21 | Bengals @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS
Week 8 | Oct 28 | Broncos @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS
Week 9 | Nov 04 | Chiefs @ Browns | FirstEnergy Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS
Week 10 | Nov 11 | Cardinals @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | FOX
Week 11 | Nov 19 | Chiefs @ Rams | Estadio Azteca (Mexico City) | 7:15 PM | ESPN
Week 12 | Bye
Week 13 | Dec 02 | Chiefs @ Raiders | Oakland Coliseum | 3:05 PM | CBS
Week 14 | Dec 09 | Ravens @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS
Week 15 | Dec 13 | Chargers @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 7:20 PM | FOX
Week 16 | Dec 23 | Chiefs @ Seahawks | CenturyLink Field | 7:20 PM | NBC
Week 17 | Dec 30 | Raiders @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS