Chiefs Bounce Back Despite Mistakes With 27-17 Win Over Patriots

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A recap of the Chiefs Vs Patriots game

It’s nice to face a bad team again.

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Game Summary

1st Quarter

The Chiefs kicked off the ball to start the game, and the Patriots started in a hole thanks to holding on the opening kickoff, and they completely failed to dig out of it as they gained just 2 yards before punting. That resulted in the Chiefs starting with good field position, and their first play was a 32 yard pass to a wide open Noah Gray. The offense looked good and continued to move the ball until Rice got called for an offensive pass interference ultimately led to a 3rd and 10, where Mahomes was forced to check it down to McKinnon well short. Butker missed the 39 yard field goal attempt, his first miss of the season, and a good drive by the Chiefs ended in no points.

The Patriots offense looked much better on their next drive. The 2nd play the Chiefs defense looked like they were confused and Zappe took advantage and found Hunter Henry for 9 yards to pick up the 1st down. The next play Zappe identified the incoming Chiefs blitz, buying himself enough time to find Parker for a 20 yard gain. A couple plays later it was another big play As Zappe found Douglas over the middle and he outran Sneed for a 17 yard gain. The drive finally stalled when Douglas committed a rare offensive facemask, and it got worse when Danna and Karlaftis got pressure and forced Zappe into a Nnadi sack. A couple short plays later the Patriots missed a field goal of their own, and the game remained scoreless.

The Chiefs continued to look hot on offense as on the 2nd play CEH had nothing but green in front of him on a screen that he took for 48 yards. The next play was an 11 yard pass to Rice on the edge, then a nice trick play where McKinnon got the direct snap and shoveled it to Rice for McKinnon’s first career passing touchdown. 7-0 Chiefs.

The Chiefs defense finished the 1st quarter strong forcing a quick 3-and-out, including a goofy looking but effective pass rush by Chenal on 3rd down where he ran in with his hands up and knocked down the pass. The Richie James punt return officially brought the quarter to an end.

2nd Quarter

The Chiefs offense had their first bad drive, as a sack on 2nd down forced a 3rd and 16, and the McKinnon screen didn’t even get close, forcing the punt. The Patriots responded with a drive that was heavily reliant on a handful of big plays on critical downs. They faced a quick 3rd and 11 due to a sack by Tranquill on 1st down, but Justin Reid had no chance against Hunter Henry who made the 15 yard catch despite Reid holding him. They then faced another quick 3rd and 5, this time a Chiefs blitz worked forcing Zappe into tossing up a prayer, which was answered by Parker for 19 yards. Then a couple plays later the Chiefs defense finally got a stop on 3rd and 3, but the Patriots went for it on 4th down and Zappe found Henry in the endzone to tie the game 7-7.

Things quickly got worse for the Chiefs as a Mahomes pass was ripped out of Blake Bell’s hands by Chad Ryland and the Patriots suddenly had the ball back on the Chiefs 8 yard line. The defense managed to hold though, thanks in large part to a hold forced by Danna, and the Patriots kicked the field goal to suddenly be up 10-7.

With just under 5 minutes left in the 1st half the Chiefs had an opportunity to take a lead into halftime. They faced a quick 3rd down and 3 that turned into 8 after a Jawaan Taylor false start, but it was no problem as Mahomes found Justin Watson deep for 34 yards. The Chiefs faced a 3rd and 9 a couple plays later, and again Mahomes saved the day as he avoided pressure up the middle and found Rice over the middle for 20. After matriculating the ball a bit more, Mahomes tossed it McKinnon who easily ran into the endzone for a touchdown, giving the Chiefs a 14-10 lead which the Patriots were content to take into halftime.

3rd Quarter

The Chiefs got the ball to start the 2nd half and started hot with an immediate 24 yard pass to Rice (although he fumbled and almost couldn’t recover it). A couple plays later it was 3rd and 10, and Mahomes found Rashee Rice for 11. After a 17 yard reception by Richie James they were in the redzone, but Kelce had a couple off plays (a drop in the endzone and a terrible acting job on a flop to try and draw pass interference) that forced a field goal attempt that made it 17-14.

Zappe finally remembered he was Zappe on the first play of their first drive of the 2nd half as he threw it to a wide open Willie Gay who returned it to the 7. The Chiefs wasted little time as Mahomes tossed it up and CEH made a spectacular catch for a touchdown to give the Chiefs a 24-10 lead.

The Patriots needed a spark, and Reagor gave them a quick one with a nice kickoff return to the 35 yard line. But they couldn’t do much else. Hunter Henry got another 9 yards, but then Chris Jones and Nnadi blew up a Harris run, Jones batted a pass that softly landed in Danna’s hands but he somehow couldn’t hold on to it, then on 3rd and 12 a blitzing Jaylen Watson got to Zappe and forced a punt.

The Chiefs started their next drive with a couple big plays. The first was a 17 yard pass to MVS after Mahomes rolled out of the pocket to buy time. The next play CEH found a huge hole up the middle and ran mostly untouched for 20 yards. After that the offense stalled, only gaining a couple yards over the next 3 plays. But Butker redeemed himself by nailing a 54 yard attempt and putting the Chiefs up 27-10.

New England was truly desperate now, but the Chiefs defense continued to dominate. An Omenihu sack on 2nd down forced a 3rd and 13, and Zappe just checked it down to Douglas before being replaced by the punter. The Chiefs offense couldn’t do much better as Watson and Toney both dropped passes that would have moved the sticks, and Townsend came out to punt. The Patriots gained 7 yards on a screen to Zeke, and that was the end of the 3rd quarter

4th Quarter

The first couple plays of the 4th were awkward for the Patriots. The first play Zappe did a nice job avoiding pressure, but got demolished as he threw and Sneed was just inches too far away to get the interception. The next play was 3rd and 3, which Zappe found Henry who immediately took a big hit from Sneed, but a Reid challenge proved it was incomplete. For some inexplicable reason the Patriots punted on 4th and 3.

The Chiefs were clearly taking their foot off the gas a little, as the highlight of their next drive was a 9 yard run by CEH, powering through defenders to pick up the 1st down. But a couple short plays later on 3rd and 2 Mahomes took a sack and Townsend came back out to punt. The Patriots also looked like they didn’t want to be here anymore as they ran 3 listless plays before punting again on 4th and 4.

Toney continued his run of bad plays as the very first play of the drive was the easiest catch in the world, but he bobbled it up right to a Patriots defender to give New England the ball deep in Chiefs territory. The Chiefs defense fell asleep as it only took two plays for Harris to run up the middle for 15 yards and the touchdown to bring it to 27-17.

The next drive went better for the Chiefs. They faced a quick 3rd and 5, but after holding the ball for a while Mahomes found Rice for 8. A couple plays later Mahomes handled a bad snap and threw a duck to Kelce who rumbled for 11 yards. A couple CEH runs later it was 3rd and 8, and Mahomes just ate a sack to force a punt, which was a beauty as Boye-Doe downed it with just a few blades of grass between his cleat and the endzone.

The Patriots had clearly given up, as they ran it twice to get breathing room, then an incompletion led to a 4th and 4, and for some reason now they decided to go for it, but an incompletion led to a turnover on downs. With just 2:35 burning clock was more important than scoring so after a CEH run took it to the 2 minute warning the Chiefs just kneeled out the clock (including a turnover on downs) and the Chiefs won!

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gonzangkc11
12/17/2023 4:30 pm

What I think of… MVS, MOORE & TONEY

gonzangkc11
12/17/2023 4:25 pm

5 minutes of today’s game highlights

Since u didn’t watch game lol.

Here’s 5 minutes of game highlights

gonzangkc11
12/17/2023 3:28 pm

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upamtn
12/17/2023 3:19 pm

no gifs of TayTay dancing???

*gasp*

I’m shocked & stunned!

WaywerdSon
Reply to  upamtn
12/17/2023 3:20 pm

i try to find girls that have bootys to shake

pompano
Reply to  upamtn
12/17/2023 3:22 pm

i thought tatas were discouraged, at least full displayed as such

Severely Concussed
Reply to  upamtn
12/17/2023 3:30 pm

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pompano
Reply to  Severely Concussed
12/17/2023 3:31 pm

dayum

KCChef
Reply to  Severely Concussed
12/17/2023 4:03 pm

TK87 is a Lucky Man … ; )

probablyamistake
Reply to  upamtn
12/17/2023 3:32 pm

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WaywerdSon
12/17/2023 3:19 pm

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EAFOX
12/17/2023 3:17 pm

CEH had some non-MEH like plays – not much of a runner at the end of the game but he contributed.

chiefsfan1974
chiefsfan1974
Reply to  EAFOX
12/17/2023 3:30 pm

He isn’t gonna be just the hand off type guy. Swing passes, screens and wheel routes and he is in his element

NovaChiefs
Reply to  chiefsfan1974
12/17/2023 3:57 pm

Been saying for ages: He’s being used wrong. Stop running the man up the middle

KCChef
Reply to  NovaChiefs
12/17/2023 4:06 pm

^^^ This X A Gazillion … Isn’t that what We Phucking Drafted Him For ?

NovaChiefs
Reply to  KCChef
12/17/2023 4:10 pm

I thought so. They all raved about how he could work in space and on the edges. And yet…

pompano
Reply to  KCChef
12/17/2023 4:12 pm

also had a great rookie season doing just that

Severely Concussed
Reply to  NovaChiefs
12/17/2023 5:22 pm

Up the middle is fine on power runs.

He is not an outside zone runner.

MasterChief
12/17/2023 3:14 pm

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probablyamistake
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12/17/2023 3:12 pm

Looks like toney trying to catch the football

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