NEW ENGLAND (2-1) at KANSAS CITY (3-0)
Monday or Tuesday, TBA, CBS
OPENING LINE - Chiefs by 7
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Patriots 2-1; Chiefs 1-1
SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead series 19-16-3
LAST MEETING — Chiefs beat Patriots 23-16 on Dec. 8, 2019, at New England
LAST WEEK — Patriots beat Raiders 36-20; Chiefs beat Ravens 34-20
AP PRO32 RANKING — Patriots No. 7; Chiefs No. 1
PATRIOTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (8), RUSH (1), PASS (22).
PATRIOTSS DEFENSE — OVERALL (T12), RUSH (19), PASS (11).
CHIEFS OFFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (9), PASS (4).
CHIEFS DEFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (27), PASS (4).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — The Patriots and Chiefs meeting was postponed until Monday or Tuesday due to positive coronavirus tests ... It's the fourth straight season they will meet, but playing at Arrowhead Stadium for the first time. ... The Chiefs beat the Patriots 41-14 the last time they met in Kansas City on Sept. 29, 2014. ... New England has not committed an offensive penalty; the Patriots have just seven penalties in total. ... Patriots RB Sony Michel had 117 yards rushing last week vs. Las Vegas. The team ran for 250 yards. ... New England is 52-1 since 2000 when it has a 100-yard rusher. ... WR Julian Edelman needs one TD reception to tie Wes Welker (37) for sixth most in Patriots history. ... Patriots QB Cam Newton, who will be sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19, needs 245 yards passing to become the 48th player in NFL history with 30,000. ... S Devin McCourty needs one interception to tie Mike Haynes (28) for sixth most in club history. ... The Chiefs have won a franchise-record 12 straight games. Their last loss was at Tennessee in Week 10 last season. ... Kansas City is trying to start 4-0 for the fourth consecutive year. ... Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes became the fastest player to reach 10,000 yards passing last week vs. Baltimore. He has 10,310 yards, 85 touchdowns and 18 interceptions in 34 games. ... Mahomes needs 15 TD passes in the next nine games to become the fastest to 100, surpassing Dan Marino. ... Chiefs TE Travis Kelce needs one more 100-yard receiving game to tie Otis Taylor (20) for second in club history. Tony Gonzalez holds the record with 26. Kelce has caught a pass in 99 straight games, the fifth-longest active streak in the NFL. ... Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill has caught a TD pass each of the first three games. The last Chiefs player to do that was Willie Frazier in 1972. ... Kansas City is the only team in the NFL that has not allowed more than 20 points in a game this season. ... The Chiefs are second in the AFC with 10 sacks through three games. DT Chris Jones is tied for the AFC lead with 3 1/2 sacks. ... K Harrison Butker needs 14 points to pass Gonzalez (462) for the fifth most in Chiefs history. ... Fantasy tips: If you have a Patriots running back (any of them) put them in the lineup. They are coming off a huge game against Las Vegas on the ground and the Chiefs, despite a solid showing against Baltimore's vaunted ground game last week, have struggled against the run.
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