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Patriots Vs. Chiefs final score, takeaways: Tom Brady's outduels Patrick Mahomes in epic showdown



Great day in the morning time, that was exciting. Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes combined for 692 passing yards and five touchdowns. Brady, 18 years older than Mahomes, averaged 9.7 yards per attempt and had 109.2 passer rating; Mahomes was slightly better: 9.8 and 109.9. New England the 43-40 victory and give Kansas City its first loss of the season.

Over the first 30 minutes you've had the chiefs for losers, probably in a blowout. Kansas City's defense was incapable of stopping New. It was 24-9 at the break, the Pats had forced Mahomes Into Two Interceptions – which ran its streak to four straight picks without a touchdown England through the air or on the ground.

Plus, it's impossible to mount a comeback against Bill Belichick and Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium.

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Apparently, all Mahomes saw what "New England's only loss … what to the Chiefs last season "because he seemed unconcerned about the 15-point halftime deficit. Kansas City's first drive of the third quarter ended like this:

The Chiefs Kicked a Field Goal Later in the Half to Make It 27-19. And then, inexplicably, Brady thought he was Mahomes, tried to buy time in the pocket only to get strip-sacked.

And Mahomes went right to work:

27-26.

The Pats converted a field goal early in the fourth to extend the lead to 30-26. That's the time it took to take the kickoff 97 yards …

… and three plays after that, Tyreek's Hill to a touchdown:

This gave the Chiefs the lead, 33-30 , Not surprisingly, the Pats drove right back down the field. But instead of waltzing into the end zone, which had literally had Brady in their grasp; rookie breeland spikes wrapped up in the backfield for what looks like a bag. It would've been fourth down and New England would've made a tough decision to make it – on the fourth-and-goal from the 8-yard line, or kick the game-tying field goal.

Instead, Speaks let Brady go – presumably he thought Brady had thrown the ball and did not want to risk a penalty by bringing him down – and the 41-year-old sashayed his way into the end zone: [19659018] But there's more!

Punished with just four minutes to go and trailing by four points. Brady suddenly remembering he had Rob Gronkowski:

A few plays later, the Pats kicked again to make it 44-33. Any other day at Gillette and that's a wrap for the home team.

Nope.

Stop it.

But there was no stopping. Just more Gronk:

Which set up Gostkowski's game-winning field goal.

We can probably put on rest about the Patriots slow start. They were 2-2 a year ago – including a Week 1 blowout loss to Kansas City – and went to the Super Bowl. They stumbled to a 2-2 start in 2014 … and won the Super Bowl. The shorter version: It's too late in the stalls after the first month of the season; at this point in the proceedings, it almost feels like an extension of the preseason.

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What does this mean for the Chiefs?

A year ago, the Chiefs headed into Week 6 with a 5-0 record as one of the league's best teams. By Week 13, they were 6-6 before getting hot in the wild-card round. On Sunday night, the Chiefs headed to Gillette Stadium with a 5-0 record but unlike a season ago, Alex Smith is no longer their quarterback. Instead, it's 2017 first-round pick Patrick Mahomes, one of the league's most exciting players on one of the league's most exciting offenses.

With impressive wins on the road in Pittsburgh and Denver, Mahomes and Co. were in good position to beat the Patriots on the road. After all, this Pats team has not been its usual formidable self; they're lost convincingly to the Jaguars and Lions, and Brady enters the game ranked 13th in total value – right behind Joe Flacco. But – and this, it turns out, is important – both New England's losses were on the road. They are a completely different team at home.

Now the question becomes "How will the Chiefs respond?" Mahomes, after an incredible start, has watched human in his last three games against the Broncos, Jaguars and Patriots. That said, he remains a huge upgrade over Alex Smith (who we liked a lot in Andy Reid's system). Brady and rookie running back Sony MIchel (24 carries, 106 yards, two TDs) did to them on national television. If this unit can even sniff replacement level, the chiefs will be tough to beat. If, instead, they remain unable to stop anyone – through the air or on the ground – Mahomes and the open mind wants to be on point every week.

Brady's still pretty good

Brady at the line of scrimmage instructing his tight end on what to do before the snap.

"Gronk, stand up!"

Next up

The Patriots (4-2) travel to Chicago to face the Bears (3-2), who lost in Miami on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Chiefs (5-1) host the Bengals (4-2), who are coming off a loss to the Steelers.

        
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