Pats Vs Chiefs On 92.9 The Ticket
Setting aside all the pomp and circumstance, tonight's Patriots vs Chiefs NFL season opener should be a good football game.
Keep in mind, these two teams meet in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs back in January. The Pats won 27-20. That's after a regular season where the Patriots went 14-2 and the Chiefs went 12-4.
Tonight's game marks the first regular season matchup since that Monday NIght Football game back in 2014 when Kansas City pounded the Pats 41-14.
But if you look to the history of the Patriots on opening night after Super Bowl wins - they are 4-0.
NOTE: Live coverage of the game begins at 5:30pm today with the pregame show. Kickoff is about 8:30pm.
Tale of the Tape - Courtesy NE Patriots
|2016 Regular Season||New England||Kansas City|
|Total Yards Gained||6,180||5,488|
|Total Offense (Rank)||386.3 (4)||343.0 (20)|
|Rush Offense||117.0 (7)||109.3 (15)|
|Pass Offense||269.3 (4)||233.8 (19)|
|Points Per Game||27.6 (3)||24.3 (13)|
|Total Yards Allowed||5,223||5,896|
|Total Defense||326.4 (8)||368.5 (24)|
|Rush Defense||88.6 (3t)||121.1 (26)|
|Pass Defense||237.9 (12)||247.4 (18)|
|Points Allowed/Game||15.6 (1)||19.4 (7)|
|Sacks Allowed/Yards Lost||24/148||32/174|
|Passing TD/Int (off.)||32/2||19/8|
|Passing TD/Int (def.)||21/13||23/18|
|Field Goals Made/Att.||27/32||31/35|
|Takeaway/Giveaway Ratio||+12 (3)||+16 (1t)|