The New England Patriots took care of business this past Sunday by playing a good second half to beat the Las Vegas Raiders, 36-20. Defensively, the Pats forced three turnovers in the victory along with two sacks. Lawrence Guy, Deatrich Wise Jr., and J.C. Jackson all recovered fumbles in the game. Offensively, New England ran for a total of 250 yards. Sony Michel ran for 117 yards. Rex Burkhead shined the brightest running for three touchdowns. Cam Newton threw for 162 yards and with a touchdown.
Know Your Enemy
Let’s get to know the Kansas City Chiefs and what to expect come Sunday afternoon:
The Kansas City Chiefs are riding high coming into this Sunday after a statement win on Monday night football against Baltimore, Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? This was the same narrative as last week but the difference is, we are talking about the defending champs. Patrick Mahomes and Co. ran the table last year and won the Super Bowl. Already a month into this season, most NFL fans think they’re going to win it all again. With a high powered offense and a much-improved defense, Kansas City will be a tough team to beat.
Everything this team does runs through 2018 MVP, Pat Mahomes. The former MVP is off to another hot start this season. Mahomes is an impressive 10-0 all time in the month of September. Luckily for the Pats this matchup is in October. Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill make Mahomes’ life a lot easier on the field. Both are considered the best at their respective positions. 2020 1st round draft pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire makes this offensive even more confusing as the Patriots defensive will need to account for him.
One of the most underrated parts of this team is their defensive front. Chris Jones and Frank Clark create not only problems in the run game, but they also do an excellent job of containing quarterbacks in the pocket. As a whole, the defensive line sets the tone for the whole unit. This has been a staple of a lot of Steve Spagnuolo’s game plan over the years as a coach. Spagnuolo joined the Chiefs last year as their defensive coordinator. Tyrann Mathieu is a difference-maker as he kept Lamar Jackson and, in coverage, Marquise Brown from having big plays downfield last week to help the Chiefs get the win last week.
–Robert Marcello is a Staff Writer for Full Press Coverage Sports Media and covers the New England Patriots. Follow him on Twitter @RobertMarcello5