That probably what every single team in The NFL has for The Kansas City Chiefs right now after they toppled the reigning Super Bowl Champion, Patriots 42-27 in the season opener and held Tom Brady to zero touchdowns in the process. Of course that’s not to say that Kansas City walked into the game without a chance in hell of taking home the victory, but many thought it would be a lot harder then what it ended up being.
A lot of that had to with The Patriots not being able to get the run game going throughout the entire game, which forced them to rely on Brady to get the ball down the field, but the blame also belongs to the Patriots defense as well. With all that in mind, The Patriots might have still been able to pull the win off the victory despite these two disadvantages, but The Kansas City Chiefs offense shut down any chance of that happening in a hurry.
In fact, Alex Smith went on an absolute clinic on Thursday night, completing 28 of his 35 passes and cutting up The Patriots offense enough to get 368 yards and four touchdowns when all was said and done. Kareem Hunt complemented the offense immensely by rushing for 148 yards and a very timely touchdown early in the third quarter. Chancardrick West contributed also with a touchdown of his own.
After the game, Chiefs Wide Receiver, Travis Kelce, was asked about what he thought lead to the success of The Chiefs offense on Thursday night and while Kelce did take time to credit his quarterback and the rest of the offense, he also put some of the blame on The Patriots defense for not giving his team and their quarterback the respect they deserved.
““I’m not sure what it was (that led to the offensive success of the Chiefs),” Travis Kelce said after the game, per Tom E. Curran of CSNNE.com. “It might have been the lack of respect they had for Alex’s arm, the lack of respect for our running back. The defense that they were presenting, I thought they would have gone a different way. We went out there and we executed given what they presented and we came out with a win.”
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