This is by no means an easy matchup for New England. Last week they could not match the Texans’ intensity on the road in what Houston had deemed a “measuring stick” game. The Chiefs will be similarly motivated, having lost to the Patriots twice last season.
New England at least will have a loud and raucous crowd on hand at home to help boost their energy. In addition, not having almost a dozen players on the injury report with flu-like symptoms can only be a boon for the unit.
Expect more energy on both sides of the ball and a return to the ball control and play-action passing attack of 2018.
New England 24 – Kansas City 21
-Hal Bent has been a Contributor for Musket Fire since 2012 and covers and analyzes the New England Patriots. Follow him on Twitter @halbent01