FOXBORO — Eleven months later, the rematch is on.
The Patriots and Chiefs will kick off at 4:25 p.m. from Gillette Stadium, the place the Pats are set to host their greatest regular-season sport in years. Final week’s loss at Houston dropped them to the No. 2 seed within the AFC, and additional defeats might put a first-round bye in danger. The Patriots (10-2) are slated as 3-point favorites, a nod to Kansas Metropolis’s high-octane offense and its historic success in opposition to the Pats.
Whereas the Chiefs have misplaced the groups’ previous two conferences, every by one rating, they’ve averaged greater than 37 factors per sport in opposition to the Patriots since 2017. Invoice Belichick heaped reward on Kansas Metropolis head coach Andy Reid this week, noting his offense is as tough to organize for as any within the NFL. After a midseason knee harm, reigning league MVP Patrick Mahomes is again on the controls of the that offense and main the Chiefs to blowout victories, together with final week’s 40-9 conquer the Raiders.
For the Pats, vast receiver Mohamed Sanu is anticipated to offer their passing offense a wanted elevate tonight. Heart Ted Karras and defensive lineman Byron Cowart are the one Patriots up to now dominated out. Chiefs working again Damien Williams is out.
Each groups’ inactives will probably be launched at 2:55 p.m.