The New England Patriots lost to the Chiefs on Monday night 26-10. “Mistakes” were the theme of the game. Brian Hoyer made two costly mistakes in the red zone that they could not overcome. Defensively, Bill Belichick created an excellent gameplan through three quarters, but as we all know, football is a four-quarter game. Patrick Mahomes and Co. made adjustments and ran away with the game in the 4th quarter. Jarrett Stidham tossed a touchdown pass to N’Keal Harry but went on to throw two interceptions after replacing Hoyer in the middle of the 3rd quarter. If Cam Newton is unable to play this week due to COVID 19, Stidham will more than likely be the starter.
Know Your Enemy
Let’s get to know the Denver Broncos and what to expect come Sunday afternoon:
The Denver Broncos will travel to Foxborough for the first time since 2014. After their first win of the season on Thursday night in New Jersey, the Broncos have confidence that they can make it two in a row. With Drew Lock likely out again this week, Brett Rypien or Jeff Driskel will have the quarterback duties.
Offensively, Denver has had a hard time keeping their best players out of the trainer’s room. Wide Receiver, Cortland Sutton, was placed on IR in late September after tearing both his ACL and MCL in his left knee. Tim Patrick has moved up the depth chart because of this and has made an immediate impact. Patrick has 16 receptions so far this season for one touchdown. First-year receiver, Jerry Jeudy is fitting right into Denver’s offense. Running back, Phillip Lindsay is expected to return from his injury this week. Melvin Gordon is the main running back for Denver and is very difficult to tackle. Tight end Noah Fant is not expected to play though this Sunday, which is a huge loss for them if he can’t play. Fant is a top ten tight end when he’s healthy.
–Robert Marcello is a Staff Writer for Full Press Coverage Sports Media and covers the New England Patriots. Follow him on Twitter @RobertMarcello5