NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS @ KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

The 2-1 Patriots travel to Arrowhead to play the unbeaten Chiefs without their QB #1 Cam Newton who will miss the game after a positive Covid-19 test.

The Chiefs looked sensational in their MNF win over the Ravens, beating one of the best teams in the league handily in every aspect of the game. Mahomes and the offense were cooking and had the game won before halftime and when they’re in that form they’d give the ’85 Bears fits but arguably even more impressive was the defense who kept Lamar Jackson to under 100 yards passing which worked out under 3.5 yards per attempt and less than 6.5 yards per completion, the only blip on an otherwise stellar performance was the run defense which gave up 165 yards on the ground albeit to probably the best run offense in football. I honestly think that when the Chiefs are clicking like they were on Monday Night they’re unstoppable.

The Patriots bounced back from their close loss to the Seahawks with a win in week 3 against the Raiders, a win that was courtesy of the ground game where they piled up 250 yards and 2 scores. Cam Newton had a pretty difficult day through the air posting only 162 yards for a score and an Interception regardless of that he is a huge loss to this offense. On Defense they’re still Belichick coached which means they’re going to be technically sound and hard to beat but they have given up nearly 550 yards and 7 TD’s through the air in two weeks which is worrying when having to face Mahomes and that explosive offense.

I quietly liked the Patriots chances before Newton was ruled out, I thought they’d have a chance of running the ball successfully and keeping Mahomes and the offense off the field for large periods but the loss of Newton coupled by what I witnessed from the Chiefs last Monday night means I just can’t pick against the Chiefs and might not for the rest of the season.

PREDICTION: CHIEFS 34 โ€“ 20 PATRIOTS

BEST BET: Rex Burkhead anytime TD @ 2/1 with William Hill. 0.5 point bet.

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