The New England Patriots handed the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the year with a 43-40 shooting victory that was arguably the best game of the 2018 NFL season
With Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs scoreboards each week and the Patriots who have made their progress lately, promised to be a must-have game. Apparently, the only person who did not care about the excitement in the prelude was Bill Belichick, who treated the game with his usual grumpiness.
But for anyone who counted for the [SundayNightFootball matchup, Chiefs Vs. Patriots stood up to a hype.
The fourth quarter alone had scored 30 points when the Chiefs split the game in the final minutes after a 24: 9 halftime score. But Tom Brady led the Patriots with a three-minute lead to a 4-2 win by building a chip-shot field-go for Stephen Gostkowski.
So the last quarter went down in the important Patriots victory:
The next return man of the Chiefs helped them to their first advantage in the second half
De'anthony Thomas injured himself at the weekend due to injury left the Chiefs without their kicker. Luckily, they have an endless supply of absurdly fast returnees.
Meet rookie Tremon Smith, who decides in the sixth round from Central Arkansas:
97 yards later, the Chiefs were within striking distance of the lead. On third-and-1
This was the Chiefs' first lead since they were 3-3. 0
A Tom Brady TD was apparently assisted by Breeland Speaks, who dodged a penalty
Now that the 33-30 points have fallen needed the Patriots an answer and oh well, they have Tom Brady. Two straight catches from Chris Hogan brought the Patriots to the first goal. On the third step, Brady could not find an open receiver, stuck it and ran away, looking as if he was being attacked just before the goal line.
Then, Chiefs freshman Breeland just kind of … just let him get out of his grasp:
41-year-old Brady crashed into the end zone on his second hectic touchdown of the year.
At the time it looked weird – and not just Brady's running style. It was almost as if Speaks was letting up because he did not want to be punished.
Not just almost. The ever-open-hearted speaks said after the game that just happened:
#Chiefs LB Breeland Speaks said he believes Tom Brady has already thrown the ball on his TD run and faces the new rules for feared the passport. "It was definitely in my mind, it's shitty." Will he change his approach? "Yes. I have to finish the piece next time.
– Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) October 15, 2018
It probably would not have mattered anyway, the Chiefs were called to hold the game, which would have given the Patriots the first goal at 2 But it does show how much the NFL's passer rule affects the game for defensive players 19659019] Gronk stiffly arms a Chiefs defender in Dust
Rob Gronkowski made his best Vance McDonald impression when he stiffened Armed Chiefs 'safety gave Ron Parker a forty-two-yard win in the bottom, with Gronkowski scoring no touchdown like McDonald, but still putting the Patriots in the top scorers' list in a very close game.
The Patriots did not fare well after the improvement the driveway – they had 4 yards in hand The next three games before they decided on a field goal that raised the Patriots to 40:33 with just over three minutes.
Mahomes and Hill responded Immediately with a 75-yard touchdown
These are the dramas that have excited people over the Mahomes Hill connection in the season. Mahomes has the arm talent to do every single throw on the field and Hill is the most dangerous man with the ball in his hands in the NFL.
It helps that Hill was wide open at the game – there were no Patriots defenders within 5 yards of him at the snap point.
As soon as Hill caught it, he was racing. He exploded at Duroth Harmon, Patriots security, and scored the touchdown that ended the game at 40.
Brady, however, laughed last.
Brady did what Brady did to freeze it
Earlier this week, we asked whether Mahomes or Brady is the better quarterback who could have a chance of a profitable ride in 2018. The scenario came to life in the fourth quarter with two quarterbacks operating clutch drives and giant games.
But the king of comebacks has been Brady for over a decade, and he showed that he is still worthy of the crown.
After Mahome's 75-yard touchdown pass to Hill, Brady had just over three minutes to drive into Kansas City territory, a Gostkowski area. He made it easy with 7 yards and 16 yards completions before joining Gronkowski again for a central 39-yard win:
The final chunk game gave Gostkowski a 28-yard field goal that was 43 Game tightened. win during the regular season for Brady. It was also Brady's 200th regular season win and the first time that an NFL game ended in a 43-40 score:
THIS IS SCORIGAMI!
43-40 is an end result that never happened in an NFL game until now
– SB Nation (@SBNation) October 15, 2018
It's tough Mahomes for his impressive finish but Brady still has ice water in his veins and he slammed the door. He had a chance.
The Chiefs and Patriots matchup looked like it was the game of the week and lived up to the hype. January is still a long way, but we would be lucky if we saw a rematch in the playoffs.