Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs Flip It On Late To Beat Patriots 26-10

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dangolka (CBS) — The Patriots weren’t speculated to have any probability in Kansas Metropolis on Monday night time. After dropping their beginning quarterback over the weekend to a constructive COVID-19 take a look at, after going through uncertainty and consternation in regards to the virus inside their locker room, after touring to Missouri on the day of the sport and after dropping their main rusher and enjoying with out two of their beginning offensive linemen, all indicators pointed to an apparent loss for Invoice Belichick’s workforce.

But by way of virtually three full quarters of soccer … the Patriots weren’t solely within the sport towards the Chiefs.

They need to have been successful.

Alas, finally the defending Tremendous Bowl champs gained management of the sport, turning it on late en path to a 26-10 victory.

With the loss, the Patriots drop to 2-2 on the 12 months, whereas the Chiefs improved to 4-4.

Mahomes accomplished 19 of his 29 passes for 236 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Brian Hoyer — filling in for Cam Newton — accomplished 15 of his 24 passes for 130 yards with no touchdowns and an interception. He additionally misplaced a fumble on one among his two expensive sacks within the pink zone.

Stidham changed Hoyer within the second half, finishing 5 of his 13 passes for 48 yards with a landing and two interceptions.

Working again Damien Harris, activated from IR by the Patriots previous to the sport, rushed for 100 yards on 17 carries.

The Chiefs received out to an early lead, thanks largely to Devin McCourty dropping a gift-wrapped interception from Mahomes on the third play of the sport. With some large good points to Tyreek Hill and Clyde Edwards-Helaire, the Chiefs drove to the New England 5-yard line. However Mahomes threw incomplete to Sammy Watkins on third down, with the receiver lined by Stephon Gilmore, resulting in a brief Kansas Metropolis subject purpose to go up 3-0.

Kansas Metropolis doubled the lead within the waning seconds of the primary quarter, when Harrison Butker efficiently kicked a 39-yard subject purpose.

After a Hoyer interception on the following drive, the primary quarter got here to an finish with the Chiefs having gained 157 yards and the Patriots having gained simply 30.

The Patriots lastly mounted a scoring drive to start out the second quarter on a possession that was gained when Gilmore punched the ball free from Watkins and J.C. Jackson recovered the unfastened ball. The Patriots capitalized with a 13-play, 60-yard drive, which featured a circus catch from Gunner Olszewski. That drive ended with a profitable 43-yard subject purpose from Nick Folks.

The Patriots’ protection then compelled a turnover from Mahomes on a 3rd down, however referee Tony Corrente incorrectly dominated that Mahomes was down previous to dropping the soccer. Invoice Belichick didn’t problem, and the Chiefs shortly punted, costing the Patriots 45 yards of subject place.

The Patriots nonetheless mounted what ought to have been a scoring drive, however Hoyer took a sack on third down. The Patriots had on timeouts remaining, and the ultimate seconds ticked off the clock with out the Patriots getting to aim the game-tying subject purpose.

The sport headed to halftime with the Chiefs forward, 6-3.

The Patriots have been driving within the third quarter to both tie or take the lead, driving to the Kansas Metropolis 5-yard line. However Hoyer didn’t really feel stress on third down, and Taco Charlton stripped the ball free from the QB’s grasp.

Kansas Metropolis recovered after which drove 85 yards on seven performs, sparked by a 45-yard catch and run by Travis Kelce. Mahomes flipped an underhand toss to Tyreek Hill on third-and-goal from the 6-yard line, and the speedy wideout scored the primary landing of the sport to place the Chiefs up 13-3.

Belichick then changed Hoyer with Jarrett Stidham, who handed off to Damien Harris on his first two snaps, with the working again consuming up 50 yards earlier than the top of the third quarter.

Benefiting from a cross interference penalty by Tyrann Mathieu to negate his personal interception, Stidham lobbed a soar ball to the nook of the top zone for N’Keal Harry, who beat Rashad Fenton for a landing. Folks’s additional level lower Kansas Metropolis’s result in three factors with 13:45 left within the fourth quarter.

Stidham was solely 1-for-2 for Four yards on that drive, however the one completion was definitely a giant one.

However the Chiefs drove proper again down the sphere, aided by a so-so penalty name on Ja’Whaun Bentley for a late hit on Mahomes out of bounds. After Mahomes scrambled for 18 yards, the QB once more tossed a fast flip to a receiver — this time Mecole Hardman — who ran round the best finish and scored a landing. Butker missed the PAT, making the rating 19-10 with 8:57 left.

The Patriots’ comeback it a roadblock on the following play, when Edelman dropped a cross that hit him in each palms. The bobbled ball went on to Mathieu, he made the interception and returned it 24 yards for a pick-six to place the Chiefs up 26-10.

Stidham launched a deep ball to Damiere Byrd late within the fourth, with the Patriots nonetheless trailing by 16 factors, however Fenton picked it off and killed the Patriots’ hopes.

Offensively, the Patriots have been enjoying with out quarterback Cam Newton, working again Sony Michel, heart David Andrews and guard Shaq Mason.

The two-1 Patriots will subsequent play on Sunday at dwelling towards the Denver Broncos — supplied they don’t produce any extra constructive COVID-19 take a look at leads to the approaching days.

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