The highly anticipated prime time matchup between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs started with both offenses moving the football well. However, with the score at three all, it was the Patriots defense that made the first big play of the night:
Defensive signal caller Dont’a Hightower disguised his coverage well and dropped into the underneath zone to intercept Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Hightower’s first career regular season interception set up the Patriots offense at the Kansas City 4-yard line – and the offense made the most out of the excellent field position:
For the third straight game, first-round rookie Sony Michel found the end zone on the very first offensive play after Hightower’s interception. The score put the Patriots up 10-3, before the team allowed Kansas City to march for another field goal. Nevertheless, a good start for a New England team that plays solid complementary football at the moment.