Chiefs news for 6 October 2020
4) Sure there was no Newton leading the Patriots. But the Chiefs defense was still outstanding. It did what it was supposed to do, wreaking havoc on the opponent in front of it. Ten points allowed, four takeaways, two sacks and a 4-0 start. That’s what happened Monday as four defenders were responsible for takeaways and big games were had by Mike Pennel, Daniel Sorensen and on down the line. While the offense found life in the second half for K.C., the defense was consistent throughout.
The Chiefs came alive in the second half, as they usually do against the Patriots. Mahomes threw two touchdown passes and the Chiefs ran their record to 4-0 by winning 26-10. The Chiefs are the first team in NFL history to start four straight seasons 4-0 or better. They’ve had a winning streak of at least four games in every one of coach Andy Reid’s eight seasons.
Kansas City moved to 4-0, the first team in NFL history to start four consecutive seasons with four wins. The Patriots fell to 2-2. The Patriots’ mistakes finally caught up to them Monday night. They dropped two interceptions, took two unnecessary sacks that cost them at minimum six points and had four turnovers. New England needs Cam Newton to return soon.
The New England Patriots benched veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer late in the third quarter of Monday night’s 26-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, turning to Jarrett Stidham in hopes of providing a spark to complement a defense that nobly held down an explosive Patrick Mahomes-led attack. It worked initially, but it was ultimately too late, sparking a question as to whether coach Bill Belichick might have helped the team by making the switch earlier.
As the Patriots tried their best to get back into the game, Stidham had the Patriots picking up a few first downs before he tried to throw deep. It turned out to be the wrong move as Fenton picked off an underthrown ball for the team’s third interception. From there, the Chiefs defense held on a final drive and watched the Patriots turn it over on downs. The Chiefs won by a final score of 26-10.
Chiefs’ Players of the Game in Week 4 vs. Patriots | ChiefsWire
Another rough night for the offense, but Tyreek Hill was a bright spot. He caught four passes for 64 yards and one touchdown. The Bill Belichick-led defense really gave Kansas City a good matchup but Hill was still able to cause problems against a solid New England secondary that looked to take him away.
The defense made multiple plays that allowed the Chiefs to win this game. They picked off three Patriots passes and one of them got taken back for a touchdown. Second-year corner Rashad Fenton had one of the best games of his young career. Fenton deflected four passes, made three tackles, one tackle for loss, and intercepted a deep ball from Jarrett Stidham late in the game. There were a few guys who could have walked away as our Defensive Player of the Game like Tyrann Mathieu, Frank Clark, Taco Charlton, Mike Pennel or even Juan Thornhill but Fenton had himself a night.
If Chiefs-Patriots is indeed played Tuesday, as is now very possible, the Chiefs would enter a major schedule crunch with 3 games in just 9 days, as they play Buffalo on Thursday night in Week 6. While we’re all fortunate to have football, COVID-19 is going to make it difficult for the league to carry on every game as previously planned (see the Titans/Steelers game) and if there truly are times when the league can move games around, they might have to consider moving that Chiefs/Bills game either to that Sunday or to later in the year so that this team isn’t at a major disadvantage moving forward.
The Kansas City Chiefs will be without one of their best young surprises for the rest of Week 4 with the news that defensive end Michael Danna was ruled out with a hamstring injury. Danna suffered the injury against the New England Patriots on Monday night.