Chiefs at Patriots Week 11 Capsule

CHIEFS PATRIOTS
SERIES LEADER 16-12-3
STREAKS 5 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP. Haley: 0-0 Belichick: 6-2
LAST WEEK L 17-10 vs. Broncos W 37-16 at Jets
LAST GAME 9/7/08: Chiefs 10 at Patriots 17. New England QB Matt Cassel passes for 152 yards & throws TD pass to WR Randy Moss as Patriots win on Kickoff Weekend.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/7/08
BROADCAST ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden, Suzy Kolber (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (KC), 93 (NE). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (KC), 226 (NE).

 

STATS

PASSING Cassel: 160-269-1,713-10-9-76.6 Brady: 238-360-3,032 (1C)-23 (1C)-10-102.0 (1C)
RUSHING Battle: 87-403-4.6-1 Green-Ellis: 116-460-4.0-5
RECEIVING Bowe: 41-663-16.2-4 Welker: 72 (1L)-1,006 (1L)-14.0-6 (T3C)
OFFENSE 306.7 431.9 (1C)
TAKE/GIVE -1 +3 (T3C)
DEFENSE 364.3 412.0
SACKS Hali: 6 A. Carter: 9 (T1C)
INTs Flowers: 4 (T3C) Arrington: 5 (T1L)
PUNTING Colquitt: 46.9 Mesko: 45.3
KICKING Succop: 51 (15/15 PAT; 12/15 FG) Gostkowski: 77 (3C) (29/29 PAT; 16/19 FG)

NOTES

CHIEFS: Club is 2-0 on MNF under head coach TODD HALEY…Seek 3rd straight win on road…For career, QB MATT CASSEL is 3-0 on MNF & has completed 47 of 78 passes (60.3 pct.) for 514 yards with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 90.4 rating. Cassel spent 4 seasons with Patriots (2005-08) & will face former team for 1st time…RB THOMAS JONES had 103 rush yards in last meeting vs. NE (w/ NYJ on 11/22/09). In past 2, RB DEXTER MC CLUSTER is averaging 5.4 rush yards per carry (15 att., 81 yards). Totaled 99 scrimmage yards last week (45 rush, 48 rec.)…WR DWAYNE BOWE had TD catch in only meeting vs. NE…Rookie WR JONATHAN BALDWIN (1st round, No. 26) averages 15.4 yards per catch in 4 games in ’11 (8 rec., 123 yards)…LB DERRICK JOHNSON leads Chiefs with 71 tackles…LB TAMBA HALI has totaled 2.5 sacks in 2 career games on MNFPATRIOTS: Have won 9 of past 10 on MNF…Seek 5th win vs. Chiefs at home…With win last week, head coach BILL BELICHICK & QB TOM BRADY (117) surpassed HOFers DAN MARINO & DON SHULA of Miami for most wins (116) by QB-head coach duo in SB era (since ’66)…Brady (117) needs win to surpass HOFer JOE MONTANA (117) & for 7th-most regular-season wins by starting QB in NFL history…RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS has 3 rush TDs in 4 homes games in ’11…WR WES WELKER (1,006) has reached 1,000 rec. yards for 4th time in career, most in club history. Since ’07, Welker leads NFL with 504 rec. WR CHAD OCHOCINCO (10,984) needs 16 rec. yards to reach 11,000 career…Since entering NFL in ’10, TE ROB GRONKOWSKI leads NFL TEs with 18 TD rec. Gronkowski (94) needs 6 rec. to reach 100 career. Has 214 rec. yards in past 2 games (101, 113)…G BRIAN WATERS spent 11 seasons in KC (2000-10)…DE ANDRE CARTER had career-best & club record 4.5 sacks last week.


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