The New England Patriots opened the season with fireworks when they unveiled their fifth Super Bowl banner. The fireworks continued after kickoff: New England lost the coin toss and received the football – and the team marched right down the field for the first score of the year, a two-yard run by free agency acquisition Mike Gillislee:
The defending world champions' started the game with a nine-play drive that saw the team attack the Chiefs' defense both through the air and on the ground. The ground game finally capped the drive with a score. After a pass interference call drawn by wide receiver Brandin Cooks placed the football on the 2-yard line, New England used its goal line offense to punch the ball in.
Guard Joe Thuney and center David Andrews play a key role on the score as he helped clear a lane for the new Patriots runner through the A-gap. A well executed play all across the board – and one that gave New England its first lead of the season.
The Patriots lost an ugly game to the Chiefs. Let's break it down.Posted by Pats Pulpit: For New England Patriots News on Thursday, September 7, 2017