New England Patriots: Experts break down the Kansas City Chiefs

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The Chiefs defense has been one of the best in the league over the past few years. How will the Patriots go about attacking the strength of this Kansas City team?

I think the Patriots just have too many weapons for the Chiefs to handle. These teams haven’t played since January 2016, and both are really different. New England now has a 4-headed monster in the backfield and they’ve added Brandin Cooks to a strong WR group. Another year in the system for Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell should be huge, and both could break out this year. I also don’t think anyone on the Chiefs can cover Rob Gronkowski one-on-one, so if they double team him someone else will always be open for Brady. I do think the Chiefs are one of the toughest opponents the Patriots will face this season, but I still think New England can score over 30 points, while Kansas City may struggle without Spencer Ware and a game manager QB.