New England 43-40 over Kansas City
If Patrick Mahomes learned one thing in this game, it’s that you can’t make mistakes against the Patriots. The Chiefs quarterback was nearly flawless with 352 passing yards and four touchdowns, but he also threw two interceptions. The Chiefs got a huge game from their dynamic duo of Tyreek Hill (142 receiving yards, three touchdowns) and Kareem Hunt (185 yards from scrimmage), but it wasn’t enough because the Chiefs defense couldn’t stop the Patriots.
When asked about the missed opportunity to force another New England field goal and a tie ballgame, Speaks said he thought Brady didn’t have the ball and let up so as to avoid being penalized for roughing the passer.
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady talks about getting his 200th regular season win after beating the Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes and more.
“We still don’t know,” Hill told the media after the game. “When we go back and watch film we’re gonna figure it out. I didn’t even ask (Mahomes), man. But I sure thank him for the TD.”
Morse sustained a concussion and has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Patriots.
Everyone can agree that the Chiefs’ quarterback has a voice that’s sharply unique, so we decided to ask people who have heard his voice before, and people who haven’t, to describe what it sounds like to them.
With at least five nationally televised prime-time games left on the schedule, don’t expect the debate around his nickname(s) to slow down anytime soon.
Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs, accustomed to football disappointment, now have the most exciting player in the N.F.L. on their team, in their town.
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Here’s the latest on all the major injuries from our NFL Nation reporters, including the prognosis on each player for Week 7 and beyond:
So far in 2018, at least one game has gone to overtime in each of the first six weeks, which is the first time that’s happened in NFL history. All told there have been nine games that have gone to overtime through six weeks of the season.
The NFL doesn’t have a team in London yet. But the league’s executive vice president of international, Mark Waller, believes the UK is ready for one now. Today’s Seahawks-Raiders game kicks off a run of three straight NFL Sundays at Wembley Stadium, and the 12th season of the league’s International Series. As Waller sees it, the growth is to the point where the pieces for a London team are in place.
That’s why Gronkowski says he tells his young teammates to “get what you need to live comfortably but don’t go crazy with splurging until you feel comfortable in the league.”
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It started slowly, with the Kansas City Chiefs trading field goals for New England Patriotstouchdowns, with the Chiefs trailing 24-9 at the half. But in the second half, the Chiefs clawed their way back, and lost to the Patriots 43-40 on a last-second field goal by Stephen Gostowski.
LA CANFORA: The Chiefs continue to exude extreme caution with All-Pro safety Eric Berry in his return from Achilles and heel injuries, but sources said they remain extremely confident that he will play this season.
UPDATE (Saturday, 4:46 Arrowhead Time) : Kareem Hunt wasn’t the only Chief fined, according to Adam Teicher of ESPN. Chris Jones and Dee Ford were also fined for their actions in the game.
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