September 25, 2014

NEW ENGLAND (2-1) at KANSAS CITY (1-2)

Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New England 1-2, Kansas City 2-1

SERIES RECORD - Chiefs lead 16-13-3

LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Chiefs 34-3, Nov. 21, 2011

LAST WEEK - Patriots beat Raiders 16-9; Chiefs beat Dolphins 34-15

AP PRO32 RANKING - Patriots No. 7, Chiefs No. 22

PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (22), PASS (27).

PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (11), PASS (1).

CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (T23), RUSH (13), PASS (25).

CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (23), PASS (27).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chiefs are 4-1 against Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium, previous meeting there in 2005. ... New England has won all three meetings on Monday night. ... Patriots QB Tom Brady needs 219 yards passing to become sixth in NFL history with 50,000 yards. ... Brady has 42 TD passes on Monday Night Football, tied with Steve Young for third-most in NFL history. ... Brady and Rob Gronkowski have connected for 44 TD passes, one behind Drew Bledsoe and Ben Coates among QB-TE tandems in NFL history. ... Brady is 38-12 since 2011, second-best record among QBs with at least 20 starts. Chiefs QB Alex Smith is third at 31-10-1. ... New England held Oakland to 67 yards rushing last week, Minnesota to 54 the previous week. Kansas City ran for 174 yards last week against Miami. ... Patriots on pace for 43 takeaways, their most since netting 47 in 1985. ... Kansas City has lost four straight home games, second only to Oakland (five). ... Chiefs RB Knile Davis is third in AFC in rushing with 214 yards. He would start if Jamaal Charles (ankle) is still unable to play. ... Kansas City leads AFC in third-down conversions at 47.7 percent. ... Chiefs tied for fifth in NFL in red-zone touchdowns, scoring six on nine trips. ... WR Dwayne Bowe needs 73 yards receiving to pass Henry Marshall (6,545) for third most in Chiefs history. ... Chiefs have nine sacks, tied for fourth in NFL.

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