Week 14 Live Blog: Patriots vs. Chiefs- December 8, 2019

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Patriots linebacker Donta Hightower (cred: WBUR)

Welcome to the Week 14 Live Blog! The Patriots welcome the Chiefs to Foxborough in an AFC Championship rematch, a game that will go down in the archives of NFL history. Will tonight’s rematch bring the same fireworks that we saw in January? That is a great question considering both teams are in a different place than they were 10 months ago.

The Patriots offense is struggling to get anything going, especially through the air. If they can get some separation from their receivers, they should have no problems moving the ball, but that is a big IF. The Chiefs offense is still terrific, but their defense is very inconsistent. This may be the week the Patriots offense gets into a rhythm, but at the same time, it could be a time for the Chiefs defense to play well and develop some chemistry and confidence. Needless to say, this is a HUGE game. Be sure to stick with us and the Week 14 Live Blog as we will have plenty of opinions about what is occurring on the field.

Here are the inactive players for tonight’s showdown:

Patriots: C Ted Karras, RB Damien Harris, DL Byron Cowart, CB JoeJuan Williams, QB Cody Kessler, OL Korey Cunningham, TE Ryan Izzo

Chiefs: CB Morris Claiborne, RB Damien Williams, CB Rashad Fenton, QB Chad Henne, OL Jackson Barton, OL Nick Allegretti, TE Deon Yelder

Enjoy the game, and as always…GO, PATRIOTS!!

FIRST QUARTER

15:00- The Patriots are receiving and will begin their drive at their own 17. 1st & 10…

14:48- Michel for two; 2nd & 8…

14:26- Gain of two for Michel; 3rd & 6

13:53- DPI on the Chiefs gives New England a first down; 1st & 10…

13:47- Michel with the catch and gain of…one; 2nd & 9…

13:22- Michel runs for two; 3rd & 7…

12:43- Another DPI on the Chiefs; 1st & 10…

12:36- TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS!! Tom Brady with the flea-flicker throw to Edelman for the 37-yard touchdown and the Patriots jump out quickly with the first score of the night. Granted, they got some help from the two DPI penalties on 3rd down, but those were legit calls and the Patriots took full advantage of it, which is what good teams do. Patriots 7, Chiefs 0

12:28- The Chiefs get a strong return and will start their series at their own 30; 1st & 10…

12:23- Gain of one on the run by McCoy; 2nd & 9…

11:49- Watkins drops the pass (he didn’t even look ready for it); 3rd & 9…

11:41- INTERCEPTION, PATRIOTS!! J.C. Jackson makes the play and the Patriots offense is setup at the Kansas City 41; 1st & 10…

11:33- Loss of one by Michel; 2nd & 11…

11:12- Incomplete pass as Brady is pressured into a short-throw; 3rd & 11…

11:09- Inexcusable pressure leads to Brady just throwing it away as the Patriots offense completely wastes a turnover in the Chief’s territory. Those are the types of things that separate a good-great team from a dominant team. 1st & 10, Chiefs…

10:51- No gain by Mahomes; 2nd & 10…

10:47- Mahomes sails the throw as he appeared to have hurt his hand; 3rd & 10…

10:38- Too much time and Mahomes finds Watkins for the 15-yard gain; 1st & 10…

10:13- McCoy runs for eight; 2nd & 2…

9:35- Pringle gains 15 more on the catch; 1st & 10…

9:01- What appeared to be a big catch by Kelce is a hold on the Chiefs which pushes them back 10 yards; 1st & 20…

8:32- Hill picks up five; 2nd & 15…

7:57- Kelce picks up 14 on the catch; 3rd & 1…

7:17- Pass is incomplete to Watkins and the Chiefs are forced to attempt the field goal from 48…

7:12- Field goal is good; Butker connects cleanly from 48 yards out. Good job by the defense to tighten up after the Chiefs started to move the ball. Patriots 7, Chiefs 3

7:06- Brady and the offense take over again; Burkhead runs for two on 1st down, 2nd & 8…

6:37- Lacosse picks up eight; 1st & 10…

5:26- Run of one; 2nd & 9…

5:01- Sanu made the catch for the gain of 11 and the first down; 1st & 10…

4:41- Edelman makes a great catch for another 1st down; 1st & 10…

4:16- Burkhead runs for five; 2nd & 5…

3:50- Four-more for Burkhead; 3rd & 1…

3:28- Brady sneaks for four yards; 1st & 10…

3:02- Missed blocks all along the left side lead to a loss of one by Burkhead; 2nd & 11…

2:36- Lacosse picks up eight on the catch as Brady is heavily pressured; 3rd & 3…

2:06- Brady has to throw it away because nobody is open and the one guy who was didn’t come back for the ball; 4th & 3…

2:00- Field goal is blocked as Newhouse, who is awful, completely whiffs on his block and the Chiefs defender rips through the B-gap and blocks the kick. That is ALL ON NEWHOUSE. The Chiefs take over at their own 40. BTW- Newhouse is the worst lineman I’ve seen on the Patriots during this 20-year run. He is basically a ghost trying to block. Patriots 7, Chiefs 3 (another waster opportunity for New England)

1:55- McCoy runs for seven; 2nd & 3…

1:13- No Gain; 3rd & 3…

:28-Holding on Gilmore gives the Chiefs the 1st down; 1st & 10…

:00- McCoy runs for three and that will be the end of the 1st quarter, a quarter won in all facets by the Patriots. Regardless, the Chiefs always battle the Patriots and will be in it to the end. Patriots 7, Chiefs 3

SECOND QUARTER

15:00- SACK!! Wise with the sack and a loss of 12; 3rd & 19…timeout, Chiefs.

14:09- Hill picks up 22 and a first down that should never happen; 1st & 10…

13:29- Good coverage and pressure forces no gain, and then take 15 away for the weak blindside block call; 1st & 25…

13:14- Dropped pass, no excuse; 2nd & 25…

13:04- Touchdown, Chiefs. Disgusting coverage by Jones, just disgusting. 3rd & 19, 2nd & 25, both converted. That simply can’t happen if you want to win. Chiefs 10, Patriots 7

12:54- Interception, Chiefs. Lacosse was the intended target, but Brady didn’t realize the corner dropped into his route and he picked it off easily; 1st & 10…timeout, Kansas City.

12:20- Simon makes the tackle on Mahomes after a gain of one; 2nd & 9…

11:36- McCoy picks up four on the reception; 3rd & 5…

10:59- Yet another 3rd down conversion; this is an issue today. 1st & Goal…

10:15- Collins breaks up a pass to Hill; 2nd & Goal…

10:12- McCoy runs for two; 3rd & Goal…

9:33- Touchdown, Chiefs. If you want to score on New England, just lineup in the Wildcat and snap it to anyone because they simply cannot defend it. Kelce runs it in; Chiefs 17, Patriots 7

9:30- White returns it to the 33; 1st & 10…

9:20- White runs for 19; 1st & 10…

8:59- White runs for two; 2nd & 8…

8:23- Edelman picks up 18 on the catch and run for the 1st down; 1st & 10…

7:55- White runs for three; 2nd & 7…

7:09- Brady gets crushed but Dorsett doesn’t know to look back and the pass is incomplete; 3rd & 7…

7:06- Drop. Good lord this is bad. Meyers drops it, and they’ll go for it on 4th & 7…

7:02- Incomplete pass and this game is quickly becoming another dumpster fire for the New England offense. I don’t care how people try to spin the stats with this offense, the truth is they are simply way below average. It is NOT Brady, although he has made mistakes. They have one receiver, an offensive line that is a mess, and they lost a tight end that was basically the lynchpin to their offense because of his run-blocking ability and the fact teams had to respect him in the passing game, even when he lost a step. I’m sorry Patriots fans, I don’t know if this offense is fixable.

6:22- Another first down on the 14-yard pickup by Watkins; 1st & 10…

5:45- No gain on the run; 2nd & 10…

5:09- Incomplete pass, but Wise is called for illegal hands to the face (this is a weekly occurrence); automatic 1st down.

5:04- Gain of six; 2nd & 4…

4:25- Loss of two on the run; 3rd & 6…

3:58- Incomplete pass to Watkins due to the strong coverage by Gilmore; 4th & 6…

3:50- The Patriots offense takes over at their own 22; 1st & 10…

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3:43- Brady throws it away; 2nd & 10…

3:35- Wow. Middle screen for NO GAIN. This offense is literally doing nothing. 3rd & 10…

2:59- Another three and out as nobody is ever open…ever. 1st & 10, Chiefs…

2:39- Gain of 19 on the screen as the exhausted defense tries to save the Patriots day again; 1st & 10…

2:02- 12 more for Kelce as the Chiefs are moving down the field with ease; two-minute warning.

1:48- Incomplete pass; 2nd & 10…

1:27- Thompson picks up five on the catch; there was a flag picked up on the play. 2nd & 3…

1:08- Incomplete pass; 3rd & 3…

1:03- Mahomes throws it away and Butker comes on to attempt a field goal; 4th & 3…

:59- Field goal, Chiefs. Butker connects and pushes the Chiefs lead to 13. Chiefs 20, Patriots 7

:54- New England begins the drive at their own 41; 1st & 10…

:49- Gain of five; 2nd & 5…

:00- The Patriots are booed off the field as they go to the locker room. Now, the fans need to cut the crap because not every game is going to be easy, but the offense looks the worst it has looked since…2000. Seriously, that is not an exaggeration. Let’s see if the Patriots can come up with ANYTHING to move the ball, score some points, and help their overworked defense. Chiefs 20, Patriots 7

HALFTIME

THIRD QUARTER

15:00- McCoy runs for two; 2nd & 8…

14:17- Kelce picks up 18 more as he is dominating this game; 1st & 10…

13:39- McCoy runs for 13 more as the defense is just getting gashed. I’m at a loss right now; 1st & 10…

12:54- Simon for five more; 2nd & 5…

12:15- Gain of four before the tackle by Collins; 3rd & 1…

11:34- Ware is short of the first down after a strong play by Van Noy; 4th & Inches and the Chiefs will go for it…

11:03- Up the middle for two and a 1st down, which is a killer for the Patriots. They need to get a stop or a turnover in this series. 1st & 10…timeout, Chiefs.

10:15- No gain on the run; 2nd & 10…

9:35- Deflection comes close to being picked but Collins couldn’t make the play; 3rd & 10…

9:31- Eight-yard gain by Watkins and Butker will come on for the 41-yard field goal attempt; 4th & 2…

8:46- Field goal, Chiefs. Butker connects again as the Chiefs continue their scoring binge. That is 23 unanswered points by the Chiefs; Kansas City 23, Patriots 7

8:42- Pass is dropped by White; 2nd & 10…

8:31- Gain of five by Edelman; 3rd & 5…

7:51- Brady sacked; 4th & 12…

7:20- Chiefs take over on their own 40 in a game that honestly looks decided. I’m aware that Tom Brady has pulled off magic, but he did it with an actual NFL offense around him, which he doesn’t possess in 2019. I’d be pissed if I were him too. 1st & 10, Chiefs.

7:14- Incomplete pass; 2nd & 10…make it 2nd & 15 due to illegal hands to the face…

7:09- Mahomes runs for five; 3rd & 10…

5:59- Collins with a great play on the screen and the Patriots, who forced a fumble, are back to receive the punt…that is BLOCKED!! FINALLY a big play for the Patriots. They need a touchdown now, not a field goal.

5:05- White runs for nine; 2nd & 1…

4:23- TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS!! Bolden takes it in on the jet sweep for six, and the Patriots showed they can run outside on this Chiefs defense. The offensive line couldn’t get a push on the two-point conversion though on what was a well-designed play so the lead remains 10 for Kansas City. Chiefs 23, Patriots 13

4:17- Hardman returns it to the 29; 1st & 10…

4:10- Mahomes gets tossed out of bounds by Hightower; 2nd & 7…

3:41- Thompson runs for three; 3rd & 4…

3:01- First down on the five-yard reception; 1st & 10…unbelievable. That was NOT a 1st down, nevermind being spotted at the 40.That is just terrible; what a joke this league is when it comes to “replay”. AWFUL.

1:35- Kelce for five more; 2nd & 5…

:35- Three more for KC; 3rd & 2…

:07- Obvious fumble by Kelce is STOPPED BY A WHISTLE because the refs are inept. The game is so poorly officiated.

:00- After they were given rightful possession, Edelman runs for seven on the end-around. 2nd & 3…

FOURTH QUARTER

15:00- Burkhead runs for four; 1st & 10…

14:28- Watson picks up eight on the catch; 2nd & 2…

14:03- No gain on the run; 3rd & 3…

13:22- Meyers dropped the pass, but he was interfered with (actually held, Dorsett was interfered with); 1st & 10…

13:05- Touchdown taken off the board due to MORE terrible officiating. 2nd & Goal…

12:12- Brady sacked on 3rd down & they’ll attempt the field goal; 4th & Goal…

** It has to be noted- how can the Harry play NOT BE CONSIDERED A SCORING PLAY???? How is that possible?? I’m sorry, that is just inexcusable. I’m disgusted right now. Keep this in mind- not only is that not reviewed, the Patriots had to use their last challenge because the refs completely botched the Kelce fumble, a play that would have resulted in a likely TD return. NE just got screwed- TWICE. WOW.

12:03- FIELD GOAL, PATRIOTS!! Folk connects to make this a one score game, even though everyone knows the score should be 23-20 because the refs took a TD of board (possibly two). Chiefs 23, Patriots 16

11:32- Sammy Watkins should have been called for a 15-yard penalty but was, of course, let off the hook.

11:16- Kelce called for OPI; 2nd & 17…

10:57- Gain of 12; 3rd & 5…

10:30- Van Noy forces the throw-away and the Chiefs are forced to punt; Mahomes was called for face masking, but it was declined. Punt block lined up with no returner; 1st & 10…

10:00- Big play for New England who is now set up at the KC 47…

8:19- Loss of two by Edelman; 2nd & 12…

7:38- Zero time to throw and Brady airs it down the field; 3rd & 12…

7:31- Brady with absolutely zero time to throw and Sanu was open. When they block, nobody gets open; when they don’t block, guys are running free. This is frustrating to watch. 4th & 12…

7:13- Hill picks up three on the catch; 2nd & 7…

6:37- Gain of two; 3rd & 5…false start, 3rd & 10…

5:42- Hill gains five and the Chiefs will punt; 4th & 5…

4:25- Meyers with the big play on the sweep pass; 1st & 10…after a drop by Edelman, false start. 2nd & 15…

4:10- White picks up nine to make it 3rd & 6…

3:26- DPI isn’t called again…wow. 4th & 6…

2:50 Brady runs for 15! 1st down!

2:32- White loses two; 2nd & 12…

2:00- We have reached the two-minute warning in this battle between two of the best the NFL has to offer. Can the Patriots offense get this done and tie it up? That is a legitimate question. We’ll find out in these next two minutes; 2nd & 12…

1:48- Edelman picks up nine, and 4th & 3 will decide this game…

1:06- Incomplete pass ends the Patriots 21-game home winning streak in a game that was one of the worst officiated games I’ve ever witnessed. The Patriots drop to 10-3 and will also drop to 2-3 against teams that would currently make the playoffs.

Anyone who watched this game knows that New England would have been playing that last drive differently if they were down 23-20, which they should have been if it wasn’t for the ineptness of the NFL and their foolish replay system. Figure it out because that is just foolish to not review. The officiating in the NFL has been terrible for a long time; it is time for an overhaul on how the job is done. Get rid of the part-timers and make these guys full-time officials.

Thanks for joining us tonight and be sure to return next week as the Patriots take on the Bengals; it’s on the Cincinnati. Have a great night, everyone!

FINAL SCORE: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 23, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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