Sunday night. Patriots-Chiefs. Does it get any better in primetime than that? Probably not. This will be quite the test to watch for the Chiefs. If someone is going to hand them their first loss, you would take a good guess that it might just be Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the Patriots. After early concerns and overreactions after a 1-2 start, the Patriots are 3-2, coming off two double-digit victories. They are looking up though in the AFC at the Chiefs and their sizzling 5-0 start to 2018. Expect what should be a back and forth shootout in Foxborough. It could be the first team to 40 points this potential AFC Championship preview.
How to Watch Chiefs vs. Patriots: Week 6
Where: Foxborough, Massachusetts
Start: Sunday, Oct. 14, 8:20 p.m. ET
TV Network: NBC
Stream Online: Watch live with fuboTV
The Patriots are coming off a season-high 38 points in each of their last two games. Their offense has come alive and they have all the reinforcements on the field. Brady has Josh Gordon, Chris Hogan, Rob Gronkowski, and he’s got Julian Edelman, who had a nice first game last week after serving his suspension. Sony Michel has started to establish himself along with James White in the backfield, who has become huge in the passing attack too. Brady can also become the first QB to ever win 200 games in the regular season with a victory in Kansas City Sunday night. The good thing for the Patriots offense too is that the Chiefs defense has been the worst in the NFL. They need to have long drives and eat up as much clock as they can to keep this Chiefs offense off the field. That has to be their recipe for success if they want to hand Kansas City their first loss. The Patriots have also dominated at home in their 3-0 start.
How could you not like watching Patrick Mahomes light up the league? He had to sit behind Alex Smith for a year, which may have been valuable to him instead of throwing him quickly into the fire. He’s been able to spread the ball around get it to almost every guy he’s got, which has made him that more successful. Mahomes has the best ratio in the NFL with his 14 TDs versus two INTs. Travis Kelce already has three 100-yard plus receiving games in their five games. This team has got off to fast starts and have found ways to bury teams early, scoring a league-leading 59 points in the first quarter. The issue for the Chiefs is their defense is ranked last in the league, which could be their demise come January if they don’t figure out why they are all underperforming. It is also truly a testament to just how good the offense has been that they haven't lost a game yet are the NFL’s worst defense. This is an absolute must-watch game and by far the game of the week for Week 6.