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Playing strongly throughout the game, the Chiefs scored five touchdowns and two field goals. The Patriots scored one touchdown in the third quarter and one in the fourth.
In their second drive of the first quarter — following gains by Jamaal Charles, Dwayne Bowe, Travis Kelce and Alex Smith — the returning Jamaal Charles scored his first touchdown of the season from the 2 yard line near the end of the first quarter.
Near the start of the second quarter, following a 48-yard run by former Razorback Knile Davis and a 23-yard run by Kelce, Charles scored his second touchdown from the 2 yard line. Score: Chiefs 14, Patriots 0.
Neither team scored for most of the rest of the quarter. But at the end of the quarter, largely due to a New England penalty, Cairo Santos successfully kicked a field goal. Halftime score: Chiefs 17, Patriots 0.
Shortly after the start of the third quarter, Chiefs linebacker Tamba Ali intercepted a fumble by Patriot quarterback Tom Brady at the New England 10 yard line. Then Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith successfully passed a TD to Jamaal Charles for his third touchdown of the night. Charles then briefly went to the locker room, scaring some fans, but he was back for the game not long after that.
The Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith intercepted the ball at the Patriot 13 yard line, and soon after that Santos kicked another field goal. Score: Chiefs 27, Patriots 0.
Then, after a 28-yard run by Patriot Shane Vereen, Patriot Brandon LaFell made a 44-yard touchdown run with 3:47 left in the quarter. Score: Chiefs 27, Patriots 7.
Then, following a 27-yard run by Chief Donnie Avery, Charles fumbled the ball but recovered it at the 2-yard line, and Kelce scored the touchdown.
Right after that Chief defensive back Husain Abdullah successfully made a pick six. Score: Chiefs 41, Patriots 7.
Not long after that Brady left the game, and backup quarterback Jimmy Garopolo successfully sent a touchdown pass to Patriot Rob Gronkowski.
Both teams just played out the clock, so the final score was Chiefs 41, Patriots 14.
In the press conference after the game, Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said he was “very proud of my guys . . . They all did a tremendous jobs.” The team was impressive on all three fronts: offense, defense and special teams.
Reid noted that while Charles and Davis were “both explosive players,” they “tried to spread it around” in terms of using several different receivers.
Also, early in the game the Chiefs fans clinched the record again for the loudest stadium.
In Patriot Coach Bill Belichick’s press conference, he said, “We just really did not play well at all.” He said, “We need to do everything better.” In his press conference, quarterback Brady, usually considered one of the best in the NFL, said it “was just a bad performance by everybody.”
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The Chiefs, now 2-2, next play the San Francisco 49ers, also 2-2, after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 26-21 Sunday, losing to the Arizona Cardinals 23-14 and the Chicago Bears 28-20 and beating the Dallas Cowboys 28-17.
After that the Chiefs take a week off and then meet the San Diego Chargers Oct. 19 at the new Levi’s Stadium. The Chargers are now 3-2, losing only to the Arizona Cardinals and beating the Seattle Seahawks 30-21.
The Chiefs close out the month Oct. 26 at Arrowhead Stadium playing the St. Louis Rams, now 1-2, defeating only the Buccaneers 19-17 at Tampa Bay and losing to the Vikings and the Cowboys.
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