Gostkowski kicks game-winner, as Patriots beat Chiefs

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New England Patriots gave the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the season. The Patriots won 43-40 over the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

“We had confidence,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said. “I think, I’m glad when he was running – Tyreek was running to score – I said, ‘Good, score quick.’ Because then we had enough time. They had one timeout left, and it gave us a little time to go down and kick the field goal. So, I don’t know if we punted tonight. Did we punt? So, no punts.

New England Patriots quarterback Stephen Gostkowski making the game-winning field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs

Stephen Gostkowski making the game-winning field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs (Getty Images)

“I still think we missed some opportunities out there, but made some situational plays when we needed it, the short-yardages – we really lost the game last year on some short yardages, and I thought we were pretty good in it tonight. So, that was a real positive.”

The Patriots improved to 4-2 on the season. They also improved to 4-0 at home this season.

New England has won three straight games after losing back-to-back games to the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Detroit Lions in Week 2 and Week 3.

The Chiefs fell to 5-1 on the season. They are now 3-1 on the road this season.

With the loss, the Los Angeles Rams are the only undefeated team left in the NFL. The Rams after defeating the Denver Broncos on Sunday improved to 6-0.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went 24 of 35 for 340 yards. He also had one touchdown.

Sony Michel had 24 carries for 106 yards and two touchdowns. James White had six carries for 39 yards. Brady also had three carries for two yards and a touchdown.

Rob Gronkowski had three receptions for 97 yards. Chris Hogan had four receptions for 78 yards. Julian Edelman had four receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown. White had five receptions for 53 yards. Josh Gordon had five receptions for 42 yards.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II went 23 of 36 for 352 yards. He also had four touchdowns and two interceptions.

Kareem Hunt had 10 carries for 80 yards.

Tyreek Hill had seven receptions for 142 yards and three touchdowns. Hunt also had five receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown. Travis Kelce had five receptions for 61 yards.

Kansas City mounted a huge comeback in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to pull off the big win. Mahomes II hit Hunt for a 67-yard touchdown reception. Mahomes II also hit Hill for a 14-yard touchdown.

Mahomes also connected with Hill on a one-yard touchdown reception. Hill also caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes II.

“He did a good job,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said of Mahomes II’s second-half performance. “He pushed through in the second half; he did settle down. He did a nice job. But again, the objective is to actually win the game and we didn’t do that. At the same time, when you have one like this, you go back and you learn from it.

“If you are honest with yourself on the mistakes that you make, whatever position it is, coaches included. We all have our things that we can do better and so, you go back and you do that. It’s a long season and the objective is to get better for that next week. And so that’s what we got to do.”

Harrison Butker also made a 30-yard field goal.

Patriots’ Brady scored on a four-yard rushing touchdown. Stephen Gostkowski also made four second-half field goals, including the game-winning 28-yard field goal, as time expired.

New England led 24-9 at halftime. Brady hit Edelman for a 17-yard touchdown reception. Michel scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Michel also scored on a four-yard rushing touchdown. Gostkowski also made a 48-yard field goal.

Chiefs’ Butker made three field goals.

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