Belichick: Pats-Chiefs ‘Not Fairly A Division Sport, However It’s Fairly Shut’

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dangolka (CBS) — The Patriots picked up their second win of the season on Sunday, however a day later, it’s already on to Kansas Metropolis.

With the Patriots going through a particularly powerful problem in heading to Missouri to tackle the defending Tremendous Bowl champs subsequent week, the crew is already full pace forward on making ready for Sunday’s recreation. Making that planning barely harder is the truth that the Chiefs haven’t performed their Week Three recreation but.

The Chiefs can be in Baltimore for Monday Evening Soccer, thus delaying a number of the movie research that Invoice Belichick and his employees would usually be doing on Monday to fine-tune the sport plan for the upcoming recreation.

Happily, Belichick mentioned, the common conferences between the Patriots and Chiefs make him really feel a bit extra comfy when it comes to what to usually anticipate come Sunday.

“When it comes to familiarity with the groups, I believe that is certainly one of these video games the place it’s not fairly a division recreation, nevertheless it’s fairly shut,” Belichick mentioned.

Sunday will mark the seventh time the Patriots and Chiefs have performed since 2014, a stretch that features 4 common season video games and two playoff video games so far. The groups, fittingly, are 3-Three in these six contests, with the Patriots’ 2018 AFC Championship Sport extra time victory in Kansas Metropolis probably the most distinguished of the bunch.

Belichick acknowledged that each his employees and Andy Reid’s employees will definitely throw in some wrinkles, however usually talking, each groups already know what they’ll be coping with this weekend.

“I believe this can be a recreation the place each groups know one another fairly effectively. We’ve performed one another a number of occasions right here prior to now few years, and although each recreation is totally different and there are totally different gamers, there are nonetheless quite a lot of the identical gamers, quite a lot of the identical coaches and the identical schemes that may proceed to current themselves. How a lot they present up or don’t present up, that’s one other factor. Each groups have a component of game-planning to them, so we’ll see how a lot issues truly match up the best way they’ve prior to now.”

Whereas Belichick is raring to interrupt down the Chiefs’ Week Three movie, he received’t be lounging in a recliner with a bowl of popcorn like the remainder of us watching the sport on cable on Monday night.

“Nicely the movie is much more useful for us, however yeah I imply, I’m positive I’ll have the sport on,” Belichick mentioned of the Chiefs-Ravens recreation, which is definitely the very best profile recreation to be performed in 2020 so far. “And, you realize, in all probability attempt to work on another issues whereas that’s taking place. However I’ll take note of it, see how issues unfold, simply to get slightly bounce on issues within the morning. Nevertheless it definitely shortens the preparation.”

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