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Everything you need to know to watch the Chiefs take on the Patriots in Week 15.

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The Game

For the NFL’s Week 15, the Kansas City Chiefs face the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Kickoff is scheduled for Noon (Arrowhead Time). The game will be carried on FOX — locally on WDAF/4.

This matchup was originally scheduled to be Week 15’s “Monday Night Football” game — but on November 30, we learned that the NFL was flexing the game into Sunday’s early slate, allowing the league to move this weekend’s Philadelphia Eagles-Seattle Seahawks game into MNF.

Why? Because the 3-10 Patriots are having their worst season since 1992, when New England finished the season 2-14. The following year, the team installed Bill Parcells as its head coach. For the next three decades — under Parcells, Pete Carroll and current head coach Bill Belichick — no NFL team had a better record. In those 30 years, New England made the postseason 22 times, appearing in 10 Super Bowls and winning six championships.

But things are different now. In 2023, the Patriots have already been eliminated from the postseason. The team ranks 32nd in points scored — and in Week 12, 2022 fourth-round pick Bailey Zappe took over as the starting quarterback when Mac Jones was benched. Zappe’s first start didn’t go well — New England fell to the Los Angeles Chargers 6-0 — but in Week 13, Zappe threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns (along with an interception) as the Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18.

Now New England hosts the 8-5 Chiefs, who are almost certain to make the postseason — and are very likely to win their eighth consecutive AFC West title. But Kansas City needs to win its last four games (and get a little help) to wrestle the AFC’s top postseason seed away from the Baltimore Ravens.

But while the Chiefs are now in a position that many teams would find enviable, their offense has performed below expectations; most of the team’s losses have been the result of offensive penalties, dropped passes and turnovers. That’s been especially true in recent games. While Kansas City started the season 6-1 on the strength of its excellent defense, the team has lost four of its last six games. The Chiefs’ offense will be trying to get back on track against a New England defense that has allowed just 64 points over the last five contests.

Nuts and bolts

  • Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
  • Playing surface: Artificial (FieldTurf)
  • Game time: Noon Arrowhead Time, Sunday, December 17, 2023
  • Weather forecast: 51° and cloudy, 18% chance of rain, winds ESE at 6 mph
  • Matchup history: 20-14-3 Chiefs (regular season)
  • Odds: Chiefs -8, per DraftKings Sportsbook
  • Officials: Referee Shawn Hochuli (83), umpire Terry Killens (77), down judge Patrick Holt (106), line judge Tim Podraza (47), field judge Jason Ledet (72), side judge Chad Hill (125), back judge Rich Martinez (39), replay official Tyler Cerimeli and replay assistant Mark Bitar

2023 Schedule

Wk
1
Thu
Sep 7
Lions GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
Lost
21-20
Wk
2
Sun
Sep 17
@Jaguars EverBank Stadium
Jacksonville
Won
17-9
Wk
3
Sun
Sep 24
Bears GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
Won
41-10
Wk
4
Sun
Oct 1
@Jets MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
Won
23-20
Wk
5
Sun
Oct 8
@Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium
Minneapolis
Won
27-20
Wk
6
Thu
Oct 12
Broncos GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
Won
19-8
Wk
7
Sun
Oct 22
Chargers GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
Won
31-17
Wk
8
Sun
Oct 29
@Broncos Empower Field
Denver
Lost
24-9
Wk
9
Sun
Nov 5
Dolphins Frankfurt Stadium
Germany
Won
21-14
Wk
10
BYE - - -
Wk
11
Mon
Nov 20
Eagles GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
Lost
21-17
Wk
12
Sun
Nov 26
@Raiders Allegiant Stadium
Las Vegas
Won
31-17
Wk
13
Sun
Dec 3
@Packers Lambeau Field
Green Bay
Lost
27-19
Wk
14
Sun
Dec 10
Bills GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
Lost
20-17
Wk
15
Sun
Dec 17
@Patriots Gillette Stadium
Foxborough, MA
FOX
Noon
Wk
16
Mon
Dec 25
Raiders GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
CBS
Noon
Wk
17
Sun
Dec 31
Bengals GEHA Field at Arrowhead
Kansas City
CBS
3:25 p.m.
Wk
18
TBA @Chargers SoFi Stadium
Los Angeles
TBA
TBA

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