Welcome to Week Six of the 2018 NFL Regular Season! Tonight we have a possible instant classic as the 3-2 Patriots host the 5-0 Kansas City Chiefs, a team that so far has appeared to be the best in the NFL. First year starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes is playing at a very high level, so the Patriots defense will have their hands full with the second year pro out of Texas Tech. The Patriots offense has looked MUCH better the last two weeks, and when Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman get healthier/more comfortable, they could be downright unstoppable. We will have the inactive list posted shortly.

Inactives

Patriots

OL Ted Karras, OL Cole Croston, CB JC Jackson, DT Malcom Brown, DE Geneo Grissom, DE John Simon, DE Keionta Davis

Chiefs

DE Justin Houston, S Eric Berry, RB Darrel Williams, S Eric Murray, OL Kahlil McKenzie, LB Tanoh Kpassagnon, DL Justin Hamilton

FIRST QUARTER

15:00- The Patriots offense will start the night off; let’s see if the banged up Chiefs defense can slow them down.

14:54- 12-yard gain by Gordon to start the night, 1st & 10…

14:05- 5-yard run by Michel, 2nd & 5…

13:42- Michel runs for six more, 1st & 10…

13:10- Miscommunication between Brady & Gordon, 2nd & 10…

13:00- Seven-yard run by Michel; good play design on the jet motion-pitch away, 3rd & 3…

12:31- Brady and the offense stay on the field for 4th & 3…

12:26- Incomplete to Gordon, and once again him & Brady did not appear to be on the same page. A promising series comes to a sudden end, and now the prolific Chiefs offense will come onto the field.

12:26- Hunt runs for four; 2nd & 6…

11:46- 13 yard gain by Kelce, Chiefs already on the move; 1st & 10…

11:00- Kelce for nine more, 2nd & 1…

10:39- Hunt for three, and the Chiefs pick up another 1st down; 1st & 10 from the Patriots 26…

9:58- Mahomes missed Hunt, who was wide open for six. The Patriots cannot cover these guys; 2nd & 10…

9:52- Good defense, 3rd & 8…

9:09- 42-yard field goal for the Chiefs after Mahomes overthrew Tyreek Hill on 3rd down. The Patriots got lucky on that drive because it is quite clear they cannot cover all these weapons on Kansas City. Chiefs 3, Patriots 0

9:02- Gronk gets treated like a jungle-gym, and this time it is called. 1st & 10, Patriots…

8:54- 10-yard gain by Hogan; 1st & 10…

8:20- Michel runs for eight more; 2nd & 2…

7:48- Patterson gains three on the jet sweep; 1st & 10…

7:15- Michel gains 15 on the run; the Patriots found themselves a stud here in Michel. 1st & 10 from the Chiefs 37…

5:58- After no gain on the ground, Brady throws a low ball to Michel that is incomplete; 3rd & 10…

5:48- Seven-yard gain, and the Patriots are forced to go for three, which is good from 48-yards out. Patriots 3, Chiefs 3

5:01- INTERCEPTION, PATRIOTS!! Hightower makes a great play, and he also returned it to the Chiefs three; 1st & Goal…

4:57- TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS!! Michel runs behind Develin and the Patriots power interior, which is going to be a problem for Kansas City tonight. HUGE turnover, and now the Patriots are where they want to be- up by a touchdown. Patriots 10, Chiefs 3

4:52- Weird squib-kick by Gostkowski, and now the Chiefs take over at their own 45. I don’t understand that strategy.

4:40- 25-yard gain by Hunt on the screen; get ready for a shootout. 1st & 10 from the Patriots 30…

4:03- Six more yards for Hunt, 2nd & 4…

3:33- The Patriots bring pressure and cause the overthrow to Kelce on 3rd down; KC will attempt the field goal…

3:29- Butker with the 42-yard field goal, and the Chiefs cut the lead to four. Patriots 10, Chiefs 6

3:07- Barner runs for four; 2nd & 6…

2:44- Gronk picks up 17 on the reception; 1st & 10…

1:58- Barner runs for 10 more, 1st & 10…

1:34- White runs for two; 2nd & 8…

:55- Edelman picks up 14 on the reception, 1st & 10 from the Chiefs 29…

:20- Michel runs for eight more, and that is the end of the 1st quarter. Entertaining quarter, and I’m sure this game will have a wild ending. Patriots 10, Chiefs 6

SECOND QUARTER

15:00- Jones forces a fumble, but the Patriots are able to recover. 2nd & 16…

13:32- Gordon picks up six on the quick screen; 3rd & 10…

12:52- TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS!! Edelman makes the catch on the smash route, and the Patriots extend their lead to 11. I don’t see the Chiefs stopping the Patriots offense, so this game will come down to the Patriots defense making enough plays to limit Kansas City’s offense. Patriots 17, Chiefs 6

12:38- Conley with a gain of 19 on the catch; 1st & 10…

12:04- One-yard gain on the ground; 2nd & 9…

11:17- Seven-yard gain by Hunt on the catch, 3rd & 3…

10:41- Van Noy misses the tackle and the Chiefs pick up the 1st down; he needs to make that tackle. 1st & 10, Chiefs….

9:52- Wow, Van Noy is terrible tonight. This time he got too far up field, and Hunt runs for a gain of 20. 1st & 10, Chiefs…

8:24- Kelce is WIDE OPEN and picks up 15 on the catch; 1st & Goal…

7:46- Hunt runs for three; 2nd & Goal…

7:07- Strange play right there; no gain, 3rd & Goal…

6:24- Good red zone defense, and the Patriots force Kansas City into a field goal attempt, which is always their goal.

6:21- Butker connects on the field goal, and the Chiefs cut the Patriots lead to eight. Patriots 17, Chiefs 9

6:12- White picks up 18 on the screen pass; 1st & 10…

5:37- White runs for five; 2nd & 5…

4:48- Patterson picks up 10 on the swing pass; 1st & 10…

4:15- Edelman gains two on the catch; 2nd & 8…

3:27- Gordon draws the DPI in the end zone; the guy changes this offense, although he did get banged up on the play; 1st & Goal…

3:15- Pass to Develin for a loss of one; 2nd & Goal…

2:30- Bad push up front, and the Patriots gain zero on the play. 3rd & Goal from the Chiefs one yard line…

1:57- TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS!! Michel takes it in again, and the Patriots extend the lead to 15 after Gostkowski drilled the extra point. This offense, assuming health, could be one of the best the Patriots ever field. They have athleticism that they haven’t had since Randy Moss was here, and Michel looks like a real find. Look out, NFL, the Patriots offense is rolling. Patriots 24, Chiefs 9

1:47- Kelce picks up 10 on the catch; 1st & 10…

1:21- Hill picks up two on the catch, but the Chiefs were called for illegal hands to the face; 1st & 20…

1:05- Ware for five, 2nd & 15…

:51- Incomplete pass by Mahomes; 3rd & 15…

:39- Hill picks up 20 on the laser throw by Mahomes, who makes some crazy good throws from odd angles. 1st & 10…

:31- Mahomes runs for six; 2nd & 4…

:24- Mahomes escapes again, this time hitting Kelce for a gain of seven; 1st & 10…

:17- Mahomes hits Hill for 11 more; the Chiefs might score a touchdown here….

:04- INTERCEPTION, PATRIOTS!! HUGE play by the defense, and the man who made the play- Duron Harmon. He always seems to make big interceptions. The Patriots downed the ball to end the half.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 24, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 9

HALFTIME

THIRD QUARTER

15:00- Hunt runs for five on first down; 2nd & 5, Chiefs, from their own 30…

14:16- Hunt for two more, and the Chiefs will face 3rd & 3…

13:27- Touchdown, Chiefs. Somebody, namely a safety, blew their help on that play, and that was why Kareem Hunt was open. There is no way Jason McCourty was covering him without help. Bad start for the Patriots, perfect start for the Chiefs. Patriots 24, Chiefs 16

13:21- Develin picks up four on the catch; 2nd & 6…

12:43- Michel runs for four; 3rd & 2…

12:02- White runs for 10; 1st & 10…

11:32- Michel runs for four; 2nd & 6…

10:45- Gordon picks up 15 on the slant; that is unstoppable. 1st & 10…

9:53- Gordon picks up nine more; 2nd & 1…

9:21- Michel runs for six more, and the Patriots pick up another 1st down. 1st & 10, Patriots, from the Chiefs 21…

8:41- 14-yard run by Michel; 1st & Goal….

7:57- Gain of one by Michel; 2nd & Goal…

7:25- Incomplete pass to Edelman; 3rd & Goal…

7:20- Brady can’t connect with Gordon, and the Patriots are forced to take the three instead of seven. Patriots 27, Chiefs 16

7:07- Incomplete pass on 1st down; 2nd & 10…

7:03- Hill picks up nine on the catch; 3rd & 1…

6:02- The Chiefs get a very friendly spot, and the Patriots have challenged it.

6:26- No, you didn’t go back in time. Pats win the challenge, Chiefs to go for it on 4th & 1…

6:10- Mahomes runs for two; 1st & 10…

5:31- Terrible play by Wise, who squeezed right to the play and completely whiffed on the tackle. Huge run, and the Chiefs are in business again. 1st & 10…

4:22- 3rd & 2, Chiefs, after the swing pass to Ware for two…

3:40- Knocked down, and the Chiefs will kick the field goal to try and cut the lead to one score.

3:36- Butker connects from 30-yards out, and the Patriots lead is back to eight. Good red zone defense again; Patriots 27, Chiefs 19

3:31- 12-yard run by White; 1st & 10…

2:42- Gamble of a throw to Gordon is almost picked off; 2nd & 10…

2:37- Illegal formation is declined, 3rd & 10…

2:23- Brady with a DUMB play; go down, TOM!! Instead, he “scrambled”, and fumbled. The Chiefs will be tie this game on this drive. Terrible, just terrible.

2:11- Watkins with a gain of 13, and the Chiefs have a 1st down at the Patriots 15…

1:36- No gain by Hunt; 2nd & 10…

:56- Touchdown, Chiefs. Hill on the smash route, and he was WIDE OPEN. The Chiefs go for one instead of trying to tie the game. New England maintains a one-point lead, but the defense cannot slow down this Chiefs offense, especially when they only have to go 25 yards. Patriots 27, Chiefs 26

:12- Edelman called for OPI; holding was called on the Chiefs, so the penalties offset. 2nd & 9…

:00- Edelman picks up 21 yards on the reception, a great way to end the 3rd quarter. The Patriots are driving as we head into the 4th quarter. Patriots 27, Chiefs 26

FOURTH QUARTER

15:00- Michel runs for a gain of two; 2nd & 8…

14:17- White runs for a gain of 12; 1st & 10, Patriots, from the Chiefs 38…

13:36- Reggie “Ragdoll” Ragland just drilled White on the run; 2nd & 10…

12:53- White picks up nine on the catch; 3rd & 1…

12:20- Michel picks up four on the gain when he really shouldn’t have; he is good. 1st & 10…

11:46- Michel gains two, and he goes over 100 yards in the process; 2nd & 8…

11:08- White picks up two on the catch; 3rd & 6…

10:26- Incomplete pass; Brady went to White, who couldn’t make the catch. Gostkowski drilled the field goal to put the Patriots ahead by four, but like the Chiefs in the 1st half, field goals aren’t going to cut it. Patriots 30, Chiefs 26

10:10- The terrible kick coverage continues, and the Chiefs return the ball to the Patriots three. All night the coverage has been horrible, and now they give up basically a touchdown return.

10:05- End-around to Watkins goes for one yard; 2nd & Goal…

9:21- Hunt for three; 3rd & Goal from the New England one…

8:38- Touchdown, Chiefs. On a pass that wasn’t even intended for Hill, he comes running out of nowhere and makes the touchdown catch. Terrible defense continues, and the Patriots 15-point halftime lead is now a three-point Chiefs lead in the fourth quarter. Chiefs 33, Patriots 30

8:32- White picks up nine on the catch; 2nd & 1…

7:55- Michel gains about 1/2 a yard; 3rd & 1…

7:12- Hogan makes the catch for a gain of 42 yards; New England needed that desperately, and they got it. 1st & 10 from the Chiefs 24…

6:47- Hogan again, this time for 19 yards; 1st & Goal from the Chiefs five…

6:10- Brady misses Edelman on the throw; 2nd & Goal…

6:02- White runs for one; 3rd & Goal from the four…

5:25- TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS!! Brady runs it in from four yards out, which NEVER happens. Good play by Brady, who broke a tackle on the play. Gostkowski connects, and the Patriots are back up by four. Patriots 37, Chiefs 33

5:18- Screen to Hunt is blown up by Hightower; 2nd & 10…

4:39- Watkins gains three on the catch; 3rd & 7…

3:59- Mahomes gets pressured, and although Jason McCourty dropped the pick, the Patriots force the first punt of the night. Edelman was interfered with on the catch, but the refs made a terrible call saying he was blocked into Edelman. That is just terrible.

3:39- HUGE play by Gronkowski; 42 yard gain on a beautiful play design by McDaniels. 1st & 10…

3:32- Michel with a gain of two; 2nd & 8, and the Chiefs use their first timeout.

3:25- Gordon picks up three on the catch, and the Chiefs use another timeout. The Patriots are facing 3rd & 5…

3:19- Edelman was getting beat up, but I guess they are letting them play. 4th & 5…

3:15- FIELD GOAL, PATRIOTS!! Typically I don’t capitalize field goals, but this was a big 50-yard kick by Gostkowski, and the Patriots are now up by a touchdown. Patriots 40, Chiefs 33

3:03- Touchdown, Chiefs. Tyreek Hill is basically a Madden speed code. 75 yard catch and run, tie game, just like that. The Patriots offense will get the ball back…again. Patriots 40, Chiefs 40

2:57- Edelman picks up seven on the end-around; 2nd & 3…

2:14- Michel runs for two, and the Patriots will be facing a huge 3rd & 1. We have reached the two-minute warning.

2:00- Michel runs for three; 1st & 10…

1:22- White with a gain of 16 on the catch; 1st & 10 from the KC 48…

:44- Gronk with a HUGE catch for 40 yards, and the Patriots are setup at the Chiefs nine yard line.

:17- The Chiefs call a timeout, but there is nothing they can do to stop the short field goal attempt to end the game. Timeout, Patriots, and here we go!!

:03- FIELD GOAL, PATRIOTS!! Gostkowski connects on the 28-yard field goal, and the Patriots come up with a huge win. They are now still tied for 1st place with Miami, and they are just one game behind the Chiefs.

Thanks again for being with us for this instant classic, and be sure to join us next week when the Patriots face the up-and-coming Chicago Bears. Have a great night!!

FINAL SCORE- NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 43, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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