Reality Check From Chiefs Was Flat-Out Ugly And Other Leftover Patriots ThoughtsFootball is a humbling game. The most humbling game. The Patriots as an organization were provided a blunt reminder of that on Thursday night.
New England Patriots Team Grades: Early Penalties And Poor Defense Seals Opening Loss To ChiefsThe Patriots came out firing in the season opener on Thursday night, but some early penalties negated a couple of touchdowns and the momentum shifted, leading to a Kansas City win.
Hurley: After Grand Celebration, Patriots Offer Fantastic Flop In Season-Opening Loss"Bad defense. Bad coaching. Bad planning. Bad football."
Thursday Night Breakdown: Raiders, Chiefs Battle For AFC West LeadThe Raiders, one of the NFL's surprises this season, face the Chiefs in an AFC West battle with playoff implications.
Keidel: Are These Chiefs For Real?The Chiefs seem to be perennial contenders, but never quite good enough to make the Super Bowl. This season might be different.
Keidel: Chiefs Still Looking For Respect In AFC WestThe Chiefs are good at everything rather than great at any one thing, and that's how they remain competitive in the brutal AFC West.
Hurley's Picks: Alex Smith Set To Fold On Road, While The Bears Are Ruining FootballInstead of going against a penny, I'm going against Penny. And I'm not entirely confident.
Team Grades: Chiefs Miss Many Opportunities In Loss To PatriotsIt all came to an end in Foxborough, MA, for the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday afternoon. The team's 11-game winning streak ended when the offense couldn't score early while the defense struggled to contain the New England Patriots offense and Tom Brady.