Chiefs-Patriots Preview Capsule
KANSAS CITY (5-0) at NEW ENGLAND (3-2)
Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC
OPENING LINE - Patriots by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chiefs 5-0, Patriots 3-2
SERIES RECORD - Chiefs lead 18-14-3
LAST MEETING - Chiefs beat Patriots 42-27, Sept. 7, 2017
LAST WEEK - Chiefs beat Jaguars 30-14; Patriots beat Colts 38-24
AP PRO32 RANKING - Chiefs No. 2, Patriots No. 4
CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (11), PASS (11).
CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (24), PASS (31).
PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (13), PASS (21).
PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (21), PASS (14).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chiefs are 7-10-2 in games played at New England (1-4 at Gillette Stadium including playoffs). ... Chiefs have won last two regular-season meetings. ... Patriots won lone playoff meeting between teams during 2015 season. ... Chiefs coach Andy Reid needs one win to become ninth in NFL history with 200. ... QB Patrick Mahomes needs one more 300-yard passing game for Chiefs-record five straight. ... Mahomes has 14 TD passes against two interceptions, best ratio in NFL. ... Mahomes has won each of his first six NFL starts. With win vs. New England, Mahomes would become sixth quarterback since 1970 to win each of his first seven career starts. ... Chiefs are second in NFL in points per game (35.0) to Saints. ... Kansas City has league-low three giveaways. ... Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has three 100-yard receiving games this season. ... Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt leads league with 422 touches since last fumble, which occurred on first career carry last season at New England. ... Kansas City has scored league-leading 59 points in first quarters. ... Patriots have outscored opponents 76-31 in two consecutive wins. ... QB Tom Brady has NFL-record 199 career regular-season victories and can become first quarterback in league history to get 200 for his career. ... Brady enters week tied with Adam Vinatieri for most career wins in regular season and playoffs combined with 226. ... RB James White has touchdown catch in four of past five games. ... Rookie RB Sony Michel has 100-plus scrimmage yards and TD in each of last two games. ... TE Rob Gronkowski has four TD catches in his past seven games at home. ... S Devin McCourty had 10 tackles and fumble return in last meeting. .... Fantasy tip: In 11 career road games, Hunt has 1,202 scrimmage yards (109.3 per game) and seven TDs.
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