If, however, Belichick is successful in limiting the Chiefs' best weapon, this game could be one that the Patriots find themselves victorious in. New England scored on each of its first four drives and went to the break with a commanding 35-7 lead.
After the Patriots shredded the Los Angeles Chargers 41-28, Brady seemed to enjoy playing the underdog card when asked about facing the Chiefs. After a surprisingly mortal regular season, Touchdown Tom transformed into a playoff God against the Chargers, burying the Bolts with a steady diet of short passes, a lot of them to Julian Edelman (9-151-0) and James White (15-97-0). The Pats won their previous matchup with KC, though New England has been a different team away from Foxboro. This was the expected outcome for Berry, who practiced fully all week. Berry has played little this season because of a heel injury.
There was even a Rob Gronkowski of old sighting.
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Maybe that happens at some point", Rooney II said. "The situation changed the last week of the season", said Rooney. The proof is in the pudding for the most part".
The over is 6-1 in the Patriots' last seven playoff games.
While the Chiefs passing defense struggled throughout the regular season, they looked just fine last weekend against the Indianapolis Colts. The Chiefs have surrendered 16 points per game at home and 35 per game on the road. They have the opportunity of a lifetime to take down the dynasty of the Patriots and hang up their hat to succeed the Pats. The Patriots survived the shootout because Brady did what he does best: leading his team up the field with under a minute left to set up kicker Stephen Gostkowski for the game-winning field goal as time expired. He will be a menace to deal with, will New England's secondary be able to keep up with his speed. "We'll see. It'll be a good game", Brady said.