FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Young quarterbacks have always had a hard time winning at Gillette Stadium during the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady era.
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Patriots had their best offensive night of the 2018 season and garnered 500 yards, while another clutch performance from Brady, their surefooted Hall of Fame quarterback, in one 43-40 victory over the Chiefs on Sunday night
Brady persisted for 340 yards and touchdown while they ran for another result and could win Stephen Gostkowski's 28-yard game when New England rallied the Chiefs in the second half prevented.
Britain's third victory in a row was Brady's 200th win as the starting quarter, peak of all time. He also composed former teammate Adam Vinatieri for most career wins in the regular season and playoffs combined with 227.
"I think we have a lot of clutch players," Brady said. "I think we have no problem solving the problem, that's what the football season is about, I do not think we've seen our best, I think we can play a lot better and I think that's what we're up to . "
The Patriots have won three games in a row since the start of Season 1
New England has now scored 30 or more points in three consecutive games.
It's the first blemish of the season for the Chiefs (5-1) and first defeat as starter for Kansas City's 23-year-old QB Mahomes, who started the game slowly before his team of a 15-point, first-half deficit to collect a late lead.
He threw a few early interceptions, but regained confidence in the stretch leading touchdown drives with the same unlikely games he pulls off all season. He always calmed nervous New England people.
The Chiefs tied the game at 40 to Mahney's 75-yard TD pass to Tyreek Hill. But they left Brady too much time on the clock that led his team down the field to prepare for the final winning kick.
"They had a good schedule," Mahomes said. "They put a lot of pressure on us, a lot of different ones, and I just tried to stay in. I missed a few throws, even when pressure was put on us, and I feel like the game went on and on. I started throwing the ball and started to hit the ball. "
The Chiefs imploded with Alex Smith midway through last season, losing six of their last 11 after a 5-0 start. But Travis Kelce said he feels that this team has plenty of room to grow and a different mentality than last season.
"You have to love the way the team fought," he said. "It's shitty to lose and nobody likes to lose, it's unfortunate that the team that won the ball has won, it's something you can learn from and you have to get started quickly."
Good and Bad History
Mahomes ended his night with 352 yards and four touchdowns, setting a record for five straight 300-yard passing games.
But Mahomes joined yet another dubious club.
Quarterbacks under 25 years old are now 0-24 all-time in Foxborough during the regular season against the Patriots.
ONLY ONE NUMBER
The Patriots have allowed 40 plus points in a regular season game just three times in the last five seasons – all to the ladders. By Sunday New England was 0-6, as he allowed that many points in one game, including the playoffs, in the era of Belichick.
The Patriots seem to have found a jewel in the novice running back from the Sony Michel.
Michel stormed 106 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win, his second 100-yard game this season. He also had 98 yards in New England's victory over Indianapolis.
He has now scored a rushing touchdown in three straight games. The last Patriots rookie with a rushing touchdown in three straight games was BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who scored four games in 2008.
NO POINTS, NO PENALTIES
The Patriots completed the game without a jump-off and were not charged with a penalty. It's the first time in the Super Bowl era that an NFL team has played a whole game without a jump-off or penalty.
It was the sixth time in franchise history that the Patriots were not fined for the fifth time in the franchise history that the Patriots did not poke in a regular season game.