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5-1, 1st in AFC West

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs, who are down a starting guard and center because of injuries, signed veteran offensive lineman Jeff Allen. Allen played from the Chiefs from 2012 through 2015, when he started 36 games, mostly at guard. Allen, who played the past two seasons for the Houston Texans, can also play tackle. Starting guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is on the injured reserve lost with ankle and leg injuries. Center Mitch Morse has a concussion.

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Barnwell Show: Lindsay Jones & Matt Bowen

Bill is joined by Lindsay Jones of The Athletic to take a look at where things stand for the teams in the AFC West after the Chiefs' loss to the Patriots on SNF (0:56), including the Broncos (14:59), Raiders (25:47) and Chargers (35:29). Also, Matt Bowen of ESPN stops by to discuss the high level of play from the Bears' defense this season aside from Sunday's performance against the Dolphins and more (42:30).

Hill wants fan who threw beer at him prosecuted (1:38)
Stephen A. picks Chiefs to represent AFC in Super Bowl (0:59)
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Chiefs LB: Feared flag so let Brady go on TD

Chiefs linebacker Breeland Speaks says he feared getting flagged when he was wrapping up Tom Brady, so he let him go and the quarterback scored.

Edelman: Mahomes is 'playing lights out' (1:54)

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs LB Breeland Speaks, who let Tom Brady out of a fourth-quarter sack on Brady's eventual TD run, said he set Brady free because he thought the ball was gone and didn't want to risk a penalty. “We're in New England,'' Speaks said. “Tom Brady's going to get the call. We were already down there. I didn't want to put us on the inch-yard line.''

Clark still impressed with Mahomes despite loss (0:52)

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Breeland Speaks said he thought Tom Brady had already thrown the ball as the reason he didn't try to sack Brady on the QB's fourth quarter TD run.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Patrick Mahomes' 168.5 fantasy points through his first seven NFL starts are fourth-most by any quarterback since 1950: Deshaun Watson 174.2 Billy Volek 172.6 Cam Newton 168.7 Mahomes 168.5 Robert Griffin III 164.8

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Mahomes unfazed in first loss as starter

Patrick Mahomes rallied the Chiefs to a brief comeback lead in the fourth quarter, but Kansas City lost its first game with Mahomes starting under center on Sunday at New England.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Tyreek Hill's two best games in terms of PPR fantasy points in his career have now occurred in 2018: 42.3, in Week 1, and 39.2 so far tonight.

Brian Burke ESPN Analytics 

The Chiefs made a mistake kicking the XP following their TD at the end of the 3rd quarter. They now trail by 1 with 10 minutes to play. According to ESPN's Win Probability (WP) model, the Chiefs needed just a 26% chance of conversion to make the two-point attempt worthwhile. League average is just under 50%. Overall it was a -2.0% WP error.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs will have to work to avoid getting blown out by the Patriots. Little went right in a first half that ended with them facing a 24-9 deficit. Patrick Mahomes has been under constant pressure and has thrown two interceptions. He was unable to get the ball to open receivers downfield early in the game because he had to unload. Meanwhile, the Chiefs' worst fears are being realized on defense. They're being overwhelmed by Tom Brady and the Patriots. The Chiefs made the Patriots turn the ball over on down on the first possession but New England went on to score on each of their final four drives of the half.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Pass-rush pressure by the Patriots has cost the Chiefs a touchdown on two of their drives. Patrick Mahomes had Tyreek Hill open for a score on the first drive and Travis Kelce on the latest possession but Mahomes had to get rid of the ball before he wanted. Mahomes also missed Kareem Hunt open down the field for what would have been a TD on the first drive. This is something to keep an eye on as game goes along. If Chiefs can do better with the pressure, they'll cash in.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Mahomes just put the Chiefs defense in a bad situation for the first time. His two interceptions last week against Jacksonville didn't hurt the Chiefs. New England took advantage of the short field after the interception for a touchdown and a 10-3 lead.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs have again scored on their first possession, this time on Harrison Butker's 42-yard field goal. They've scored on the first possession in every game this season.

Team Stats

Passing Yards306.57th
Rushing Yards112.013th
Points For35.82nd
Points Against28.727th

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