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The (nearly) annual contest between AFC contenders returns to Arrowhead Stadium.

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The Game

The Kansas City Chiefs face the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6:05 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) on Monday. The game will be broadcast on CBS-TV — locally on KCTV/5.

The game had originally been scheduled for a 3:25 kickoff on Sunday. But on Saturday, news broke that Patriots starting quarterback Cam Newton (and Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu) had tested positive for COVID-19, causing the NFL to postpone the game until Monday or Tuesday night. Once no more players from either team had turned up positive through continued testing on Saturday and Sunday, the league decided the game would be played on Monday.

However, with at least one positive test on their rosters during the past week, both teams are now subject to game-day COVID-19 testing. If additional infections are revealed, the game could be postponed again.

The Chiefs are 3-0 after a 34-20 road victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football. The Patriots stand 2-1 after beating the Las Vegas Raiders 36-20 at home.

The Chiefs offense is led by reigning Super Bowl MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who has passed for 898 yards and nine touchdowns (and scored another on the ground) over three games, earning a passer rating of 114.3 on the season. That’s fourth-best in the NFL.

Presumed Patriots starting quarterback Brian Hoyer is now in his 12th NFL season — and his third stint with the Patriots, who signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State in 2009. Hoyer has played for six NFL teams, accumulating a career record of 16-22 as a starter — but over five previous seasons with New England, he has never started a game. Hoyer is backed up by Jarrett Stidham, a former Auburn quarterback whom the Patriots selected in the fourth round (133rd overall) in last spring’s NFL Draft.

Two of the league’s most distinguished (and longest-tenured) head coaches will face each other for the 12th time. Both have more than 200 NFL victories and have been head coaches for more than two decades. The Chiefs’ Andy Reid is only 4-7 all-time against the Patriots’ Bill Belichick — including a loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIV and two postseason losses in Kansas City — but during the regular season, the two coaches have fought to a draw. In their last meeting, the Chiefs earned a 23-16 road win against the Patriots during in Week 14 of 2019.

Nuts and bolts

Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Playing surface: Natural grass

Game time: 6:05 p.m. Arrowhead Time, Monday, October 5, 2020

Weather forecast at kickoff: Clear and 72. Winds S 14 mph. 0% chance of rain.

Parking lots open: 3:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time

Stadium gates open: 4:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time

Pageantry: Colors: Missouri State Park Rangers Color Guard. National Anthem: National recording artist Jordan Smith, winner of “The Voice” season nine. Flyover: Two C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 139th Airlift Wing, Rosecrans Air National Guard Base in St. Joseph, Missouri. Drum Deck Honoree: Brian and Karen Stewart, 18-year STMs from Springfield, Missouri. Spirit Leader: Ke’Von Black, a 16-year old cancer survivor.

Road construction note: The Missouri Department of Transportation is currently finishing a major construction project on sections of I-435 and I-70 near the Truman Sports Complex that will impact traffic for the home opener. Fans can get more information on the construction project at modot.org/I-435-and-I-70-interchange.

COVID-19 personal items policy: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, please note that no bags — including previously-approved clear bags, small clutch bags and wallets that can’t fit in pockets — will be permitted inside the stadium. Guests should only bring items that can fit into their pockets. For guests with medical- or childcare-related items such as diapers, wipes, formula, bottles or breast pumps, those items must be brought in a clear plastic bag and guests should present their bag to staff during the screening process. Fans can visit chiefs.com/stadium/prohibitedpermitteditems for a complete list of permitted and prohibited items.

COVID-19 Tailgating: All parking must be purchased in advance; payments will not be accepted at the parking tollgates. All fans will have a designated parking entrance based on their seat location that will put them in close proximity to their designated entry zone. All parking for the 2020 season will be general (red) parking and is only open to ticket holders. Tailgating is permitted, but vehicles will be parked in an every-other-spot pattern to accommodate social distancing. Tailgating is limited to the individuals who have tickets in the same pod.

Other COVID-19 notes: Know your zone — which is found on your ticket — and have a plan to enter through the assigned parking and stadium gates. Circumnavigation of the stadium is not permitted in order to minimize contact with other guests. Wear your masks at all times — even when seated. Fans must wear masks into the stadium, but each fan will receive a mask supplied by the team in their cupholder. Maintain social distancing along your entire journey and wait for aisles to clear before exiting your seats. Please have patience — and know that everyone is in this together. Be a good teammate and help the Chiefs protect all of their fans.

Matchup history: 19-14-3 Chiefs (regular season)

Odds: Chiefs -10.5

Officials: Referee Tony Corrente (99), umpire Dan Ferrell (64), down judge Dana McKenzie (8), line judge Tim Podraza (47), field judge Tra Blake (33), side judge Boris Cheek (41), back judge Todd Prukop (30), replay official Charles Stewart and replay assistant Marv LeBlanc.

Television broadcast: with Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson on KCTV (CBS/5-Kansas City), Chiefs Mobile App, WBZ (CBS/4-Boston) and CBS affiliates nationwide.

Online Stream: Fubo.TV

Chiefs radio broadcast: with Mitch Holthus, Danan Hughes and Josh Klingler on WDAF (106.5 FM-Kansas City) and Chiefs Radio Network affiliates

Chiefs Spanish radio broadcast: with Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso and Hannah Bassham on KCWJ (1030 AM-Kansas City)

Patriots radio broadcast: with Bob Socci and Scott Zolak on WBZ (98.5 FM-Boston) and Patriots Radio Network affiliates.

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2020 Schedule

Wk
1
Thu
Sep 10
Texans Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
Won
34-20
Wk
2
Sun
Sep 20
@Chargers SoFi Stadium
Los Angeles
Won
23-20
Wk
3
Mon
Sep 28
@Ravens M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore
Won
34-20
Wk
4
Mon
Oct 5
Patriots Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
CBS
6:05 pm
Wk
5
Sun
Oct 11
Raiders Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
6
Thu
Oct 15
@Bills New Era Field
Buffalo
FOX
7:20 pm
Wk
7
Sun
Oct 25
@Broncos Broncos Stadium
Denver
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
8
Sun
Nov 1
Jets Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
9
Sun
Nov 8
Panthers Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
FOX
12:00 pm
Wk
10
Bye
Week
- - - - - -
Wk
11
Sun
Nov 22
@Raiders Allegiant Stadium
Las Vegas
NBC
7:20 pm
Wk
12
Sun
Nov 29
@Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium
Tampa
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
13
Sun
Dec 6
Broncos Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
NBC
7:20 pm
Wk
14
Sun
Dec 13
@Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium
Miami
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
15
Sun
Dec 20
@Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
16
Sun
Dec 27
Falcons Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
FOX
12:00 pm
Wk
17
Sun
Jan 3
Chargers Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
CBS
12:00 pm