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2018 Schedule
5-1, 1st in AFC West
Stephen A. picks Chiefs to represent AFC in Super Bowl (0:59)
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4h

Chiefs LB: Feared flag so let Brady go on TD

Chiefs linebacker Breeland Speaks says he feared getting flagged when he was wrapping up Tom Brady, so he let him go and the quarterback scored.

Pats take back-and-forth battle with Chiefs (1:21)
Edelman: Mahomes is 'playing lights out' (1:54)
Mahomes tosses 4 TDs in loss to Pats (1:52)

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs LB Breeland Speaks, who let Tom Brady out of a fourth-quarter sack on Brady's eventual TD run, said he set Brady free because he thought the ball was gone and didn't want to risk a penalty. “We're in New England,'' Speaks said. “Tom Brady's going to get the call. We were already down there. I didn't want to put us on the inch-yard line.''

Mahomes: Chiefs 'need to find ways to win' tight games (0:37)
Clark still impressed with Mahomes despite loss (0:52)
Reid calls loss 'great experience' for Mahomes (0:29)

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Breeland Speaks said he thought Tom Brady had already thrown the ball as the reason he didn't try to sack Brady on the QB's fourth quarter TD run.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Patrick Mahomes' 168.5 fantasy points through his first seven NFL starts are fourth-most by any quarterback since 1950: Deshaun Watson 174.2 Billy Volek 172.6 Cam Newton 168.7 Mahomes 168.5 Robert Griffin III 164.8

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14hAdam Teicher

Mahomes unfazed in first loss as starter

Patrick Mahomes rallied the Chiefs to a brief comeback lead in the fourth quarter, but Kansas City lost its first game with Mahomes starting under center on Sunday at New England.

Hill racks up 3 TDs against Pats (1:21)
Chiefs tie game as Mahomes connects with Hill for 75-yard TD (0:38)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Tyreek Hill's two best games in terms of PPR fantasy points in his career have now occurred in 2018: 42.3, in Week 1, and 39.2 so far tonight.

Mahomes finds Hunt for 67-yard TD (0:31)

Brian Burke ESPN Analytics 

The Chiefs made a mistake kicking the XP following their TD at the end of the 3rd quarter. They now trail by 1 with 10 minutes to play. According to ESPN's Win Probability (WP) model, the Chiefs needed just a 26% chance of conversion to make the two-point attempt worthwhile. League average is just under 50%. Overall it was a -2.0% WP error.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs will have to work to avoid getting blown out by the Patriots. Little went right in a first half that ended with them facing a 24-9 deficit. Patrick Mahomes has been under constant pressure and has thrown two interceptions. He was unable to get the ball to open receivers downfield early in the game because he had to unload. Meanwhile, the Chiefs' worst fears are being realized on defense. They're being overwhelmed by Tom Brady and the Patriots. The Chiefs made the Patriots turn the ball over on down on the first possession but New England went on to score on each of their final four drives of the half.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Pass-rush pressure by the Patriots has cost the Chiefs a touchdown on two of their drives. Patrick Mahomes had Tyreek Hill open for a score on the first drive and Travis Kelce on the latest possession but Mahomes had to get rid of the ball before he wanted. Mahomes also missed Kareem Hunt open down the field for what would have been a TD on the first drive. This is something to keep an eye on as game goes along. If Chiefs can do better with the pressure, they'll cash in.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Mahomes just put the Chiefs defense in a bad situation for the first time. His two interceptions last week against Jacksonville didn't hurt the Chiefs. New England took advantage of the short field after the interception for a touchdown and a 10-3 lead.

Team Stats

Passing Yards306.56th
Rushing Yards112.013th
Points For35.82nd
Points Against28.727th

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