Patriots vs Chiefs: Before the season started, few would have pegged the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the New England Patriots as the top Sunday Night Football matchup of the season, but here we are. Patrick Mahomes is lighting up the world, while Tom Brady and the Patriots seem to be finding their groove. They’re set to play from Gillette Stadium at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC (live streaming via ).
The Chiefs are 5-0 on the season, scoring 30-plus points in all but one game, in which they scored 27. Some games have been closer than others, but Mahomes has 1,513 yards, 14 touchdowns and two interceptions while completing 63.6 percent of his passes this season. He’s been fantastic.
For the Patriots, they started the season off slowly, but with both Julian Edelman back from suspension and the recently-acquired Josh Gordon getting more acquainted with the offense, they’re just going to get better as the season progresses.
Below is all you need to know to watch the action on Sunday.
Time, TV, and streaming info
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.
Streaming: FuboTV, NBC Sports
Odds: The Patriots opened as 3.5-point favorites for the matchup.
Chiefs vs. Patriots news
On the final injury report, the Chiefs ruled out Eric Murray and De’Anthony Thomas, and listed Tanoh Kpassagnon as questionable.
In usual Patriots fashion, they’ve listed nine players as questionable for Sunday, including Chris Hogan and Gordon.
Bill Belichick is well aware that the Chiefs can destroy teams through the air on both short and deep passing plays, especially when it’s Mahomes connecting with Tyreek Hill.
But there are more weapons on that Chiefs offense — they need to be wary of Kareem Hunt as well.
Kareem Hunt isn’t the only versatile player on Sunday — Patriots running back James Whitecurrently leads the team in receptions.
The folks at Pats Pulpit take a look at what the Patriots need to do on both offense and defense to beat the Chiefs.
These are the primary keys to the game for the Chiefs if they hope to escape Foxboro with a win on Sunday.
Chiefs vs. Patriots prediction
Of the seven experts picking for SB Nation, only two are picking the Patriots (along with the OddsShark computer). That means five, plus the coin flip, landed in favor of the Chiefs.