Thursday Night Chiefs Vs Patriots
Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots
The Super Bowl champs help kick off the 2017 campaign as they host the KC Chiefs in Foxboro. The Chiefs’ defense will be the perfect test for New England’s new, speedy offensive weapons Brandin Cooks and Andrew Hawkins. We’ll get to see just how potent this Patriot offense will be right out of the gate.
Keys to the Game
It’s simple for Kansas City: keep it close and give yourself a chance. The Chiefs just don’t have the firepower to stage a big comeback against a team like NE. Their defense is going to need to contain Brady and company and keep the game close. If that happens, it will give Alex Smith a chance to make some plays and take down the reigning champs.
The Patriots’ main priority will be putting points on the board. They know that KC’s offense won’t be able to keep up with them, so turning this game into a track meet will give NE the undoubted upper hand. As much as Brady has proven he can slice and dice the best of defenses, the Chiefs have some tremendous talent and won’t make it easy for him. Throwing away from Marcus Peters will serve the Pats well, here.