Once again, the New England Patriots offense struggled to produce, and this latest outing was against a bad Kansas City Chiefs defense. The Chiefs generated pressure at will, as the Patriots blockers were outmatched, and Tom Brady simply couldn’t connect with his receivers. Outside of an exciting opening drive, the Patriots offense couldn’t do much else right for the rest of the day...
...or was the problem the officiating, as they took points off the board and ignored blatant pass interference calls? The Patriots would be the first to admit that officiating is never the reason to lose games, but it can also be true that the officiating took a New England touchdown off the board for no good reason.
Even with the loss, the Patriots are still in strong position in the AFC, with a hold on a first round bye- but whatever lead they grew over the start of the season has vanished. They cannot afford to lose another game this year.
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