By Mike ReissESPN Staff Writer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots have had many notable accomplishments in the 19 years of the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era, and Sunday night's showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs brings one to the forefront.
The Patriots are 23-0 at home in the regular season against quarterbacks younger than 25 years old, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information. It started with a win over Tim Couch and the Cleveland Browns in 2001, while the most recent game to fall into this category was the 2018 opener against Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans.
Next up: Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who became the first player to throw for 10 touchdowns in a team's first two games. He turned 23 on Sept. 17.
As one would expect from a Belichick-coached team, the Patriots aren't relying on history to win them a game Sunday night.
"He's looking like he's been playing in the league for a few years," linebacker Dont'a Hightower said. "You're either a good pocket passer or a scramble quarterback, and obviously he does both well. One thing he does really well, that you don't see a lot of young quarterbacks do, he tries to protect himself. A lot of runs, it's him getting out of bounds or getting down a little sooner than expected. He's a really good...