In one of the weirdest games of the season, the Chiefs defense led the way to a 26-10 victory on Monday Night. Bill Belichick’s gameplan was able to keep the game close, but a Tyrann Mathieu pick-six sealed the game for Kansas City.
The first half was mostly uneventful, besides a Juan Thornhill interception and a pair of Harrison Butker field goals. The Pats had a chance to tie the game at the end of the second half, but a Frank Clark sack allowed the clock to expire with K.C. up 6-3.
In the second half, New England had a chance to take the lead, as they were threatening deep in Chiefs territory. The Chiefs defense stepped up, however, with Taco Charlton coming away with a strip sack.
The Chiefs offense woke up after that, going 85 yards in seven plays, ending in a Tyreek Hill touchdown.
New England responded with a TD of their own, but Mahomes and the offense extended the lead back to two scores with another quick drive ending in a Mecole Hardman touchdown.
On the next play from scrimmage, Tyrann Mathieu took a deflected pass back to the house, effectively icing the game.
The Chiefs are now 4-0 for the fourth consecutive year, and they are the first team to do that in NFL history.
Rashad Fenton played well, and both Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham went his way often. Fenton even snagged an interception in the fourth quarter. Overall, the defense forced four turnovers, and added a score of their own.
While the offense struggled for most of the game, that is part to Bill Belichick and the fact that he is one of the best defensive minds in the history of the game.
Stay tuned throughout the week for more post game coverage and reaction from Arrowhead Live!