Chiefs prepare to host new-look Patriots
The Chiefs aim to get to 4-0 on Sunday afternoon.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs return to Arrowhead Stadium Sunday, after back-to-back games on the road.
“We’ve learned to play in an empty stadium and give ourselves our own energy on the sidelines,” says quarterback Patrick Mahomes, “But to have Chiefs Kingdom there with us rooting us on, I’m excited to be back at Arrrowhead.”
The Chiefs host the Patriots in a battle of the last two Super Bowl champions, and a showdown between two of the best coaches in the league in Andy Reid and Bill Belichick.
“Nobody does it better than Bill does it in this league,” Reid says of Belichick, “And he’s been time-tested. He’s been doing it a while.”
The Patriots look a little different than recent years.
With the loss of Tom Brady at quarterback, Cam Newton has taken over the offense. With Newton under center, the Patriots lead the league in rushing heading into the weekend.
“We anticipate them being able to run the ball,” Reid says of the Patriots, “But don’t be fooled, because Cam can throw the ball very well, too. They mix it up and have the flexibility to do so.”
“He’s a great football player and he’s in a great spot now,” Mahomes says of Sunday’s opposing QB, “He’s playing really good football, so you know it’s going to be a great challenge.”
New England was the last team to finish with a perfect regular season record, going 16-0 in 2007.
The Chiefs are currently undefeated and are favored on Sunday, but a perfect record is not something on their minds.
“I haven’t thought that far ahead, we’re just 3-0 right now,” Mahomes finishes, “I think if you start thinking about stuff like that, that is when you lose football games. You just have to prepare week by week, day by day and know that you’re going to have a great challenge every single time you step on that football field.”
The Chiefs and Patriots have split their last six meetings. Sunday’s game will begin at 3:25 and will be aired on KOAM.