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Patrick Mahomes struggled out of the gate in the huge Sunday Night Football matchup between the Chiefs and Patriots, but fought back to make it a game into the closing seconds. Unfortunately for him, the Chiefs fell short, and are now 5-1 on the season following the 43-40 Patriots victory.
Tom Brady was great for the Patriots, finishing the game with 340 yards and a touchdown, as well as one rushing touchdown. Mahomes finished with 352 yards, four touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. Mahomes will get some flack for his early struggles, but Sunday evening really was a showdown between two of the top quarterbacks in the game.
Below you can see our updates from the Mahomes-Brady battle as the game happened, in reverse order.
Brady finds Gronk for big gain as Pats kick field goal for win
The Patriots run the ball a couple times, and the Chiefs take a timeout. But they’re in a rough spot, as Brady finds White for 16 yards and then Gronkowski for 39 yards. They center the ball, and then call a timeout with three seconds remaining. Gostkowski connects and the Patriots win!
Mahomes throws 4th TD on 75-yard bomb
Well, if the Patriots started their last drive with the big play, the Chiefs started their next drive with a HUGE play. Mahomes had good protection and found Hill for a 75-yard touchdown to tie the game!
Big play from Brady to Gronk leads to another Patriots field goal
After a quick Chiefs punt, Brady finds Gronkowski for a catch-and-run that goes 42 yards. The Chiefs do manage to force a field goal attempt — and it’s good. So it’s a seven-point lead with 3:15 to go.
Brady scrambles for TD as Patriots regain lead
It didn’t take long for the Patriots to get back into scoring position, as Brady hits White for 9 yards, then Hogan for 24 yards. In Kansas City territory, he hits Hogan again for 19 yards, to the Chiefs’ 5-yard line. After as hot pickup from White, Brady scrambled and ran in his own 4-yard touchdown for another four-point lead.
Huge return sets up third Mahomes TD and Chiefs lead
Brady hit White for 9 yards, and another short one to him after that, but the ensuing drive was primarily made up of rushes. Eventually, they kick a field goal to take a four-point lead. But upon the Gostkowski kickoff, Smith takes it 97 yards to the Chiefs 3-yard line! They lose a yard, then pick up a yard. On third down, Mahomes hits Hill for the short touchdown and a Chiefs lead.
Brady fumble turns into Mahomes TD
Brady missed Gordon and White on deep throws after the Patriots took over, then he was sacked by Ragland. It was a coverage sack, and it resulted in a fumble that was recovered by the Chiefs! Mahomes found Watkins for a 15-yard gain, and then he hit Hill for a pretty 14-yard touchdown. It’s a two-point game, but the Chiefs elect to kick the extra point. Surprising … Chiefs trail by one.
Mahomes keeper sets up another Chiefs field goal
After the quick Kansas City touchdown, the Patriots took over six minutes off the clock on a drive that saw Brady hit Gordon twice for 20 yards. He tried to find Gordon again in the end zone, but he was well-covered and the Patriots settled for a field goal. The Chiefs took back over, and faced an early fourth down after Mahomes hit Hill for a 9-yard gain. Mahomes kept the ball to pick up a first down on the ground, then at midfield. Mahomes had a short pass afterward, but ultimately they had to settle for another field goal. 27-19 Patriots.
Hunt snags 67-yard TD from Mahomes to start second half
The Chiefs got the ball to start the second half, and they needed just over a minute to get a touchdown. Hunt picked up 8 yards on the ground, then Mahomes went deep to Hunt for a 67-yard touchdown to put the Chiefs right back in the game.
Mahomes picked again before half
Trying to pick up some points before the second half, Mahomes managed to hit Kelce for 10- and 8-yard gains, and also found Hill for 27 and 14 yards. But in the red zone, on a first down, Mahomes tried to throw to Kelce in the end zone, and instead it wound up being his second pick of the night. Patriots lead, 24-9, at halftime.
Brady, Patriots add another TD before halftime
With six minutes to go in the first half, the Patriots took over and began driving. Brady hot White for 17 yards, then Patterson for 13 yards. A 37-yard pass interference penalty on Kansas City (Gordon was the attempted receiver) pushed them to the goal line. Michel eventually runs it in for the New England touchdown. Seven plays, 75 yards on the drive.
Mahomes, Chiefs settle for another field goal
After an iffy start, the Chiefs managed to put together a nice drive after the bad turnover and PAtriots score. Mahomes had passes to Hunt of 6 and 7 yards, and then found Kelce for a big 17-yard gain to take them into the red zone. Unfortunately, they couldn’t get it done from there and had to kick another field goal, making it a 17-9 game.
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Brady hits Edelman for perfect TD pass
There was another bad overthrow by Mahomes, and the Chiefs wound up kicking another field goal to make it a 10-6 game. When the Patriots took over, they started driving. Brady hit Gronkowski for 16 yards, and then Edelman for 14 yards as the first quarter came to an end. He found Edelman again for a 17-yard touchdown, and it was a beauty:
Oof, Mahomes throws bad INT
After the Patriots tied it at 3-3, Mahomes’ first pass of the Kansas City drive went right to Hightower for an interception. He returned it all the way to the 4-yard line, and the Patriots quickly scored to make it a 10-3 game.
Mahomems with two bad overthrows early, Patriots running
Mahomes had Kareem Hunt for a for-sure touchdown, as the running back had his man beat big time, but Mahomes overthrew the ball slightly, so it fell incomplete. He did, however, find Kelce for gains of 17 and 9 yards on the drive. On third down, just outside the red zone, Mahomes overthrows Tyreek Hill, again just barely. Those were both touchdowns, but fell incomplete instead! So close!
On the ensuing drive, Brady only threw three passes, two of which went to Hogan for 17 yards. The rest was all the running game, and it allowed the Patriots to tie the game at 3-3.
Patriots have turnover on downs to start
Brady started the game with a pass to Gordon for 12 yards, and then targeted him again on a deep pass attempt that fell incomplete. Brady also threw incomplete to Gronkowski, and then again to Gordon on fourth down, giving the Chiefs the ball at their own 40-yard line.
8:10 p.m.: Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs have looked unstoppable for much of the 2018 season. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have looked unstoppable for much of the past … 17 years or so. This season, the Chiefs are undefeated while the Patriots have had their struggles, but have regained some form with the addition of more receiving options for Brady.
We’re going to follow along on the Brady vs. Mahomes battle to see who comes out on top. We’ll be posting highlights and analysis as the team’s face off on Sunday Night Football, starting not long after kickoff at 8:20 p.m. ET.
Before the season started, few would have pegged the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the New England Patriots as the top Sunday Night Football matchup of the season, but here we are. Patrick Mahomes is lighting up the world, while Tom Brady and the Patriots seem to be finding their groove. They’re set to play from Gillette Stadium at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC (live streaming via ).
The Chiefs are 5-0 on the season, scoring 30-plus points in all but one game, in which they scored 27. Some games have been closer than others, but Mahomes has 1,513 yards, 14 touchdowns and two interceptions while completing 63.6 percent of his passes this season. He’s been fantastic.
For the Patriots, they started the season off slowly, but with both Julian Edelman back from suspension and the recently-acquired Josh Gordon getting more acquainted with the offense, they’re just going to get better as the season progresses.
Below is all you need to know to watch the action on Sunday.
Time, TV, and streaming info
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.
Streaming: FuboTV, NBC Sports
Odds: The Patriots opened as 3.5-point favorites for the matchup.
Chiefs vs. Patriots news
On the final injury report, the Chiefs ruled out Eric Murray and De’Anthony Thomas, and listed Tanoh Kpassagnon as questionable.
In usual Patriots fashion, they’ve listed nine players as questionable for Sunday, including Chris Hogan and Gordon.
Bill Belichick is well aware that the Chiefs can destroy teams through the air on both short and deep passing plays, especially when it’s Mahomes connecting with Tyreek Hill.
But there are more weapons on that Chiefs offense — they need to be wary of Kareem Hunt as well.
Kareem Hunt isn’t the only versatile player on Sunday — Patriots running back James White currently leads the team in receptions.
The folks at Pats Pulpit take a look at what the Patriots need to do on both offense and defense to beat the Chiefs.
These are the primary keys to the game for the Chiefs if they hope to escape Foxboro with a win on Sunday.