2019 NFL – Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots taking place? Sunday 8th December, 2019 – 21:25 (UK)

Where is Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots taking place? Gillette Stadium, Foxborough

What is the expected weather for Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots? 3c and cloudy

What television channel is Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots? Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? New England Patriots 37-31 Kansas City Chiefs

THE TEAM NEWS

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

  • The Chiefs travel to Foxborough with an 8-4 record in the AFC West and tuned up nicely for this tough test with a comprehensive 40-9 win over divisional rivals Oakland Raiders in week 13 at Arrowhead.
  • That was a relatively routine win for the Chiefs as their defensive turnovers led to good field position on several drives so Patrick Mahomes did not have to rack up any outstanding numbers but it was another high quality performance from the talented young quarterback.
  • The only negative to the win against the Raiders were the injuries to running-back Darrel Wiilliams and key defensive end Frank Clark and after only just clearing up a lengthy injury list, it looks like both could face a spell on the sidelines now which would be a blow.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

  • The Patriots suffered just their second loss of the season in Houston on Sunday night as they went down 22-28 to the Texans and they now sit just one win ahead of the surging Buffalo Bills ahead of this tough matchup against the Chiefs.
  • Much was made of the disconnect between Tom Brady and his young receiving corps who were out of sync with the legendary quarterback for long spells of the game so the reliance on Julian Edelman and James White remains high.
  • The Patriots cut kicker Kai Forbath after the one game so they are set to pick up their fifth kicker of the season ahead of this match while the offensive line has been dealt a major injury blow with the news that center Ted Karras has suffered a knee sprain and could be out for some time.

THE PREDICTION

Recent meetings between these two teams have been incredibly high-scoring with 55 total points or more in four of their last five games. The Patriots’ struggling offense has meant that their defense has had to play elite football this season but this will be a stern test against this Chiefs offense. They are looking incredibly sharp right now and Mahomes will travel to Foxborough with plenty of confidence. The potential loss of Clark would be a blow to the Chiefs, but they will fancy their chances regardless, and they can edge what should be another high-scoring game.

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