The New England Patriots retained the top spot in the AFC East and kept their three-week winning streak alive in an exciting 43-40 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
After what looked like the end of the Belichick/Brady dynasty, New England has reassured fans that their scores aren’t just luck. With Edelman back, and several promising moves throughout the season from Sony Michel, James White, and Josh Gordon, things are looking good for them in the long run. Even Tom Brady’s old age can’t deter him and his team from winning.
The Patriots’ win over the Chiefs is a huge deal. Kansas City was the only unbeaten team left in the AFC. Their 2017 first-round draft pick Patrick Mahomes has taken over as starting quarterback, and his performances have been impressive thus far. They were the opponent to beat, and New England came through. The Patriots managed to grab the victory even after losing a 15-point lead at halftime, but regained it for the win after a 28-yard field goal from Stephen Gostkowski as time ran out of the fourth quarter.
Brady had 341 passing yards with three touchdowns, then ran for another, marking his 200th victory as a starting quarterback. He’s continuing to crush NFL records held by retired players like Peyton Manning and Brett Favre, all while breaking his own records since he’s been playing so long. New England probably won’t really have to worry until Brady finally decides to call it quits.
Sony Michel hit 400 rushing yards this season, with 106 against the Chiefs, scoring two touchdowns. This game’s yards were almost his highest of the season, second only to his 112 yards against Miami. He’s become a key player and his performance is one to watch in future games. Julian Edelman was pretty quiet this week, with only 54 yards and one 17-yard touchdown.
New England will leave Gillette Stadium after three home games to play the Chicago Bears (3-2) this Sunday. The Bears are first in the NFC North, but most recently lost 28-31 in overtime against the Miami Dolphins. This one looks like an easy win for New England, but only time will tell. They’ve lost both of their away games so far, and with this one being in Chicago, we’ll just have to wait and watch. Is New England riding the waves of a home stadium advantage, or are they going to be able to go on the road and win too?