The New England Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 43-40 in a Week 6 matchup of two powerhouse teams in the National Football League.
The temperature throughout the night on Sunday was very chilly but the action inside Gillette Stadium was red hot. When the night was over the New England Patriots were standing tall after Stephen Gostkowski booted a field goal with time expiring to hand the home team a 43-40 victory. From start to finish it was thrilling game between two of the NFL’s best.
The Kansas City Chiefs came into this game undefeated at 5-0 while the New England Patriots were moving back to their winning ways coming in at 3-2 and first place in the AFC East. All the ingredients were there for this game to be an instant classic, in primetime on a national stage, it was up to both teams to put on a show.
The New England Patriots came out red hot with Tom Brady finding Josh Gordon open on slant to get the crowd into it. Sony Michel continued to impress running the football all night. Julian Edelman did his part when called upon as well as James White to help the offense score 43 points against the Kansas City Defense.
New England’s defense started the entire first half on fire holding Patrick Mahomes and the potent Chiefs offense at bay by only giving up 9 points. They struggled a little bit late in the first half which gave Kansas City some hope against the New England Patriots in the second half.
This back and forth game was certainly a tale of two halves in what could be a future AFC playoff matchup later in the winter. Here are four takeaways from the win against the Chiefs.