Brady threw for 340 yards and just one touchdown, while also running in for one in his 200th career victory, and the Patriots' third in a row. The win also moved him past Adam Vinatieri for the most regular season and playoff wins combined at 227. Sony Michel also got the job done on the ground, running for 106 yards on 24 carries and finding the end zone twice in the win.
The 41-year-old future Hall of Famer outplayed the young Patrick Mahomes, who had 352 yards and four touchdown passes, three of which went to Tyreek Hill. He did throw two interceptions, both in the first half, but came up clutch with a 75-yard touchdown pass to Hill to tie the game in the fourth quarter. That was followed up by Brady finding James White and Rob Gronkowski for completions to get his team within field goal range, which led to the game-winner.
Kansas City did come in allowing an NFL-worst 462 yards per game, and may be on the same trend they fell to last season. In 2017, they started 5-0, before dropping six of their last 11 games, falling to a Wild Card spot in the AFC and a first-round exit. They have scored first in every game this season, as the offense continued to impress, bu the defensive struggles may come back to haunt them.
The Patriots have moved past from their unusually slow start, as they will visit the young and hungry Chicago Bears next week. The Chiefs will look to overcome their first loss when they host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday Night Football.