1. Defense can limit the Chiefs
If the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs meet up again, and they probably will with the current seeding, then the Pats’ defense has to be encouraged with how they defensed the Chiefs high-powered offense.
There was a couple of plays the defense gave up that they would like to have back, like the long bomb to Chiefs rookie wide receiver Mecole Hardman, who beak Jonathan Jones for a 48-yard strike. Kansas City also scored a touchdown on a wild cat play inside the five taken in by Kelce.
Other than allowing a field goal on the first drive of the third quarter, the Patriots defense held Kansas City silent in the second half to give their team a chance to tie the game.
If Tom Brady and the offense found a way to win this game, the defense would’ve been a major reason way.
The biggest observation and takeaway from this game is that the New England Patriots defense can get stops against Andy Reid’s offense.