Week 6 approaches and the play-off picture develops once more. Week 6 includes a blockbuster games as the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs face the remaining AFC Champions the New England Patriots in Foxborough.
Kansas City are led by the young and fresh quarterback Patrick Mahomes who has been exceptional in his first 5 games of the season. He has 14 passing touchdowns and 2 interceptions through the first 5 game weeks.
However the Patriots have initially struggled but have improved dramatically in the last two weeks ahead of this clash which could be the AFC conference final match.
The Chiefs came into Foxborough in week 1 of last season and blitzed the Patriots 42-27 in their last meeting, however the Chiefs are known to start hot and fizzle our with the Patriots being the opposite as the season goes on.
Where the Patriots can exploit
The Chiefs sit dead last in defence and that will be something Tom Brady and his offence will look to exploit. The Chiefs defence has allowed 400+ pass yards in 3 of 5 games this season and this is tied for the most (3) in a season since 1940. The return of Julian Edelman at wide receiver provides a key cog to the Patriots offence, who have now put up 38 points in each of their last two games, the improvement of Josh Gordon’s understanding of the playbook is another positive.
Coach Belicheck against top scoring offence’s and rookies
When the #1 or #2 scoring offence has faced the Patriots defence 23 times during the Belicheck era with a 7-16 record.
Over the last 3 seasons, the Patriots are just 7-5 in the first 4 weeks but from weeks 5-17, the Patriots are 22-2 with just one loss at home.
The last 8 quarterbacks with 10 or less career starters prior to starting against the Patriots are 0-8, maybe spelling doom for Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes.
As a bias patriots fan I am not going to bet against them, especially at home.
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Chargers @ Browns
Bills @ Houston
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Panthers @ Redskins
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