BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots are on to Kansas City.
Following a Chiefs victory over the Texans and a Bengals loss to the Steelers, the playoff seeding sorted out the divisional-round matchups, with Kansas City now scheduled to visit the Patriots next weekend in Foxboro.READ MORE: Pilgrim Nuclear Plant Will Not Release Contaminated Water In 2022
The 12-4 Patriots did not face the 11-5 Chiefs this year, but they did meet last year in what ultimately served as the low point of the Patriots’ season. In Week 4, the Patriots flew to Kansas City for a Monday night matchup. The Chiefs won, 41-14, in a game so lopsided that Tom Brady ended up benched in the fourth quarter.
Of course, after that game, Bill Belichick delivered his famed “On to Cincinnati” press conference, and the Patriots never looked back en route to winning the Super Bowl.READ MORE: USS Constitution To Participate In Ceremony Marking 80 Years Since Pearl Harbor Attack
Against common opponents (Houston, Denver, Pittsburgh, Buffalo) this season, both the Patriots and Chiefs went 4-1.
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The Patriots and Chiefs will kick off for the divisional round of the playoffs on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 4:35 p.m.