Keys to a Chiefs victory over Patriots in Week 14
The Kansas City Chiefs can move within one game of the New England Patriots in the AFC standings with a win on Sunday. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/maven-user-photos/chiefs/content/uaHvwYpaqkm44b6vaN8gUA/h85fTDwFqkmk8Kh3FysVgg
The Chiefs are playing as a complete unit lately rather than relying on their offense so much. They will look to finish the last quarter of the season strong and enter the postseason with a lot of momentum.
The Patriots are coming off a road loss to the Houston Texans and are trying to outpace the Baltimore Ravens for the No. 1 seed. The Pats can extend their NFL record to 11 consecutive playoff berths with a victory.
Let’s take a look at what it will take for a Chiefs victory in New England.
Force Quarterback Tom Brady into mistakes
This is much easier said than done, but not impossible considering Brady is having one of the worst seasons of his career. He has struggled with his accuracy, holding the fourth-lowest completion percentage in the NFL among starting QBs. He is also no longer a threat to stretch the field, averaging just 6.7 yards per completion, the second-lowest in the league.
The Chiefs can capitalize on this by consistently bringing heavy pressure. The Pats don’t have any offensive weapons that are going to scare anybody and the Kansas City secondary has proven its worth through 12 games. Keeping pressure on Brady and throwing him off his mark could result in a couple of game-changing mistakes.