By knocking off the Chiefs, Patriots prove they’re still the team to beat in the AFC
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By Jordy McElroy

An offensive shootout for the ages took center stage on Sunday night when the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs traveled to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots. When the dust settled, quarterback Tom Brady and the Patriots were the last ones standing.

Not even a chilly night in Foxborough could cool the Chiefs red-hot quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who threw for 352 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in the loss.

He looked every bit as good as advertised on a primetime stage against a Patriot team that has won back-to-back AFC championships. Yet, it was a 41-year-old Brady continuing to defy Father Time by delivering a dime throw to tight end Rob Gronkowski to setup the game-winning field goal by Stephen Gostkowski for the 43-40 win.

Legendary professional wrestler Ric Flair always said, “To be the man, you’ve got to beat the man.” The Chiefs had the Patriots lined in their sights.

They aimed, shot and missed.

The Patriots took their best shot and still managed to come away with the victory, which ultimately proved they are still the team to beat in the AFC. In a matter of two weeks, they have completely changed the sky is falling narrative into talks of potentially competing for a third consecutive Super Bowl...

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