Chiefs vs. Patriots: Live Updates, Score and Highlights for Thursday Night Football

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Michelle Bruton

The Kansas City Chiefs shocked the New England Patriots on Thursday night, slicing and dicing their way to a lopsided 42-27 victory. It was a very different result than the first half might have indicated, when New England took a 17-7 lead before Kansas City began its comeback. Kansas City rookie Kareem Hunt fumbled on his first carry of the game, but boy did he recover, with three touchdowns and a whopping 148 rushing yards. New England running back Mike Gillislee had three touchdowns of his own, but ultimately, the Patriots couldn't match the Chiefs' pace and fell at home to open the season.

  1. September 8, 2017
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    Final: 42-27 Chiefs

    The Patriots watched the game slip through their fingers in the third quarter as the Chiefs just would not let up on the gas. However, Eric Berry's Achilles injury will damper Kansas City's spirits slightly as the Chiefs move forward to face the Eagles.

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    CHIEFS WIN

    Kansas City Chiefs @Chiefs

    W ✅ https://t.co/foEurFMXKS

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    It Happened

    Kansas City Chiefs @Chiefs

    🚨VICTORY FORMATION 🚨 #ChiefsFTW

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  6. September 8, 2017
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    Time Is a Flat Circle

    Matt McMullen @KCChiefs_Matt

    The last time the Patriots allowed 41+ points was Sept. 29, 2014 against....Kansas City.

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    NFL @NFL

    There goes @Charcandrick26! Wow. 😱😱😱 #ChiefsKingdom https://t.co/SbqDgmy5xP

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    West Gets in on the Action

    And the Chiefs go up an incredible 42-27 nearing the end of the fourth quarter.

    Kansas City Chiefs @Chiefs

    🚨 TOUCHDOWN KANSAS CITY! Reports of a #CharcAttack in Boston https://t.co/fnH0Sy3zHq

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    Chiefs Injury Updates

    Kansas City Chiefs @Chiefs

    Wide receiver Tyreek Hill is probable to return with a cramp. Safety Eric Berry will not return with an achilles. https://t.co/PLJKXUzNbK

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    McCourty Saves Another Huge Kareem Hunt TD

    But the Patriots can't be happy about how efficiently this Chiefs offense is marching down the field.

    Cian Fahey @Cianaf

    Devin McCourty is phenomenal.

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    Just Awful

    Per the NBC broadcast, it was an Achilles injury for Eric Berry. Berry has essentially locked down Gronkowski all night. This could change the game, let alone what it could mean for Berry's season. 🙏 up.

    Mike Petraglia @Trags

    Eric Berry carted off.

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    What a Debut for the Rook

    NFL @NFL

    ANOTHER Hat Trick! This one belongs to @chiefs RB @Kareemhunt7! #KCvsNE #ChiefsKingdom https://t.co/2VrEBIz42G

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    Should Chiefs Have Gone for 2?

    Cian Fahey @Cianaf

    Probably should have gone for two there?

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    Now Chiefs Have a Hat Trick RB of Their Own!

    Kareem Hunt scores his third touchdown of the night off a four-yard carry and the Chiefs go up 35-27 with just more than 5 minutes left in the fourth.

    Kansas City Chiefs @Chiefs

    🚨 TOUCHDOWN KANSAS CITY! The rookie with the 🎩 trick! #KCvsNE #ChiefsKingdom https://t.co/XweZQsWzQJ

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    Brady Setting Records 😅

    Ty Anderson @_TyAnderson

    Brady does not have a TD tonight. If that holds, it'll be first time he's had zero TDs in a home game in back-to-back seasons since 2006-07.

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    What's Going on with Patriots Passing Offense?

    Midway through the fourth quarter, Tom Brady has zero touchdowns. What gives? Of course, New England is missing top wideout Julian Edelman, but that's too reductive. New England (and Brady) still appear to be working to integrate all their new weapons. That's working great on the ground, where new addition Mike Gillislee has three touchdowns. But wideout Brandin Cooks, who made a splash with a catch of 54 yards, theoretically would have been more involved. And it bears mentioning that Gronkowski had a receiving touchdown that was wiped out after he used the ground to complete the catch. Though we have to give Chiefs safety Eric Berry credit for essentially locking Gronkowski down. Brady has so many weapons in this revamped Pats offense, but they aren't all clicking tonight.

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    Who Knew?

    Pro Football Focus @PFF

    Alex Smith has been 💰 when throwing deep https://t.co/zRzlAbqcgg

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    Are...Are the Patriots Gonna Score Again Tonight?

    Jeremy Dawson @JDawsonSports

    Chiefs defense coming up huge on a couple 4th downs. Wow

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    👀

    Ed Werder @EdwerderRFA

    Al Michaels just said it right. Alex Smith has managed some game tonight. 3 90-yard TD drives - 1 all last season

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    Chiefs Take the Lead AGAIN

    Kansas City leads 28-27 to open the fourth quarter as Alex Smith continues to show off that supposedly nonexistent deep ball.

    Kansas City Chiefs @Chiefs

    🚨 TOUCHDOWN KANSAS CITY! Alex Smith with his 4th TD pass, this time 78 yards to @Kareemhunt7. #KCvsNE #ChiefsKingdom https://t.co/27xVTnHIDr

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    WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH ALEX SMITH

    Alex Smith is making Tom Brady look like a game manager tonight.

    Lorenzo Reyes @LorenzoGReyes

    Whoa. Wheel route to Hunt for 78 yards. #Chiefs now have TDs of 78 and 75. Can take lead with XP. Tough cover for Marsh.

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    End Q3: 27-21, Patriots

    The Chiefs held the lead for a short time but the Patriots reclaimed it with Mike Gillislee's THIRD touchdown of the night.

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    Pats Settle for a Field Goal to Take a 27-21 Lead

    New England Patriots @Patriots

    A 54-yard catch by @brandincooks sets up Gostkowski's 31-yard FG. #Patriots extend the lead to 27-21. #KCvsNE https://t.co/mPb7aBRrnk

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    Um...Tom?

    Bleacher Report NFL @BR_NFL

    Lol. https://t.co/gEsrO9gRLV

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    There's Brandin Cooks!

    After having a quiet night, Cooks connects with Brady on 1st-and-10 toward the end of the third quarter for a monster 54-yard reception.

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    Costly Penalty for Kelce...

    Kelce has had some maturity issues in the past, and on 1st-and-10 at Kansas City's own 13, he gets called for a 10-yard taunting penalty with less than five minutes remaining in the third quarter. The Chiefs' drive stalled and they punted it away.

    Brian Billick @CoachBillick

    Didn't NBC literallly just run a pregame piece on how Kelce matured as soon as he was named a captain? Promised no more antics. 🤔

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    👏

    New England Patriots @Patriots

    An impressive #Patriots debut for @mikescogilly. #KCvsNE https://t.co/cByIOFyxNm

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    Hightower Questionable to Return

    Hightower (Knee) Leaves Game vs. Chiefs
    Chiefs vs Patriots 9-7-2017

    Hightower (Knee) Leaves Game vs. Chiefs

    Scott Polacek
    via Bleacher Report
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    Gillislee Gonna Do This Every Week, or Nah?

    Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

    The Patriot Effect. https://t.co/SliT87p6vs

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    3, Count 'em 3, TDs for Gillislee

    New England Patriots @Patriots

    Hat trick, @mikescogilly! #KCvsNE https://t.co/TDutEJiJ2p

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    Penalties Are Important, Kids

    Ty Anderson @_TyAnderson

    That's the third def. pass interference that's put the ball on the goal line in this game (two for Patriots, one for Chiefs).

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    💯 for Amendola

    New England Patriots @Patriots

    .@DannyAmendola goes over 100 yards for the 8th time in his career and 6th time with the #Patriots. #KCvsNE

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    🐆

    Randall Liu @RLiuNFL

    Tyreek Hill recorded the 2 fastest times by a ball carrier last season, reaching max speeds of 23.24 MPH & 22.77 MPH (both on KR) https://t.co/7kpbJbupID

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    Hightower Is Down

    The Patriots linebacker's leg bent awkwardly as he went down to the ground midway through the third quarter.

    Doug Moore @DMooreNFL

    Uh oh, Hightower is down and he is surrounded by trainers.

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    Amendola Seems to Be OK After He's Slow Getting Up on Pats' Last Drive

    Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable

    After a visit from head trainer Jim Whalen on sideline, Danny Amendola appears OK.

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    What If...the Patriots Lose?

    Aaron Schatz 🏈 @FO_ASchatz

    At this rate the Patriots are going to have to bring back the hurry up offense because they'll need to win in the last 2:00.

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    Maybe Brady Does Miss Edelman a Little Bit...

    Doug Moore @DMooreNFL

    #Patriots try the Flea Flicker but Brady is nearly sacked.

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    Smith May Not Go Deep Often, but When He Does...

    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    Obviously, Alex Smith has been lulling CBs into a false sense of security with the deep ball for 12 years waiting for this moment :)

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    75 YARDS❗

    The Chiefs TAKE THE LEAD off a 75-yard connection between Alex Smith and Tyreek Hill. 21-17, Chiefs.

    Kansas City Chiefs @Chiefs

    🚨 TOUCHDOWN KANSAS CITY! Alex Smith ➡️ @ImFasterThanYa for 75 yards. (all's quiet in Boston and we have the lead). https://t.co/nAwy8iLssd

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    Patriots Offense Making Up for Loss of Edelman

    Oliver Thomas @OliverBThomas

    Danny Amendola has 81 receiving yards thus far - his most since Nov. 23, 2015 against the Bills.

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    Chiefs Can't Make Anything of Their Possession to Start Half 2

    Jeff Howe @jeffphowe

    Hightower had Marsh stunt on third down. Quick pressure forced that throw and punt.

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    Halftime: 17-14, Patriots

    The Chiefs defense may not be able to contain much of anything the Patriots have done on offense in the first half, but at least the Chiefs themselves came on offensively toward the end of the second quarter. In the second half, New England will keep a balanced offensive attack with Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola, and Brandin Cooks through the air and Mike Gillislee, while the Chiefs will keep trusting Kareem Hunt to get the job done on the ground.

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    THEY DID IT

    The Chiefs marched 92 yards in 12 plays to bring the score to 17-14 with mere seconds left in the first half.

    NFL @NFL

    WOW. Touchdown @Chiefs! #KCvsNE #ChiefsKingdom

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    Smith's Mechanics Are Made for the Two-Minute Offense

    JJ Zachariason @LateRoundQB

    If nothing else, Alex Smith's constant short-yardage, horizontal throwing allows for wideouts to get out of bounds easily.

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    Who Left Kelce in Single Coverage?

    NFL @NFL

    What a grab! 👀 @tkelce #KCvsNE #ChiefsKingdom https://t.co/LIaoNMfT8N

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    Chiefs Can Make Up These 10 Points, Easy

    Matt McMullen @KCChiefs_Matt

    The Chiefs will start at their own 8-yard line with 2:47 left in the half. Kansas City will get the ball after halftime, too.

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    But Also, Himself

    Alex Smith goes down after scrambling in the backfield, bring up 4th-and-17. The Chiefs, needless to say, will punt.

    New England Patriots @Patriots

    SACKED by @wisehog94! https://t.co/ppGuZmSGG8

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    Deja Vu

    Raise your hand if you had Mike Gillislee scoring all the Patriots' touchdowns tonight. 17-7 Patriots with 7:31 left in the second quarter.

    New England Patriots @Patriots

    .@mikescogilly. Again. https://t.co/GShS1z7UrX

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    When an Unstoppable Force Meets an Immovable Object...

    NFL @NFL

    Gronk vs. Eric Berry... Advantage: GRONK! #KCvsNE #GoPats https://t.co/0EGTl7PP6j

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    Do Chiefs Still Think It's the Preseason?

    Joel Wagler @jawsrecliner

    Not sure if #Chiefs defensive issues have to do with personnel or from a terrible vanilla defensive game plan. #ChiefsKingdom

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    Patriots a Double Threat Through the Air and Ground

    Matt Miller @nfldraftscout

    Gillislee and White are finishing runs so well. Scooting through cracks in the line then getting 3-4 more yards

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    🏃

    Including One for 22 Yards on this drive with 12 minutes left in the second quarter.

    Mark Daniels @MarkDanielsPJ

    Amendola leads the Patriots with four catches for 70 yards

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    Down Goes Alex Smith

    The sack brings up 4th-and-9 and the Chiefs will punt.

    New England Patriots @Patriots

    .@iii_flowers with the sack! #KCvsNE https://t.co/Nv3256hKVE

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    Chiefs Get the Ball at Their Own 45

    Doug Moore @DMooreNFL

    Brandon King called for the illegal contact during the #Chiefs KR. 15 yards.

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    New England Patriots @Patriots

    #SG3 #Patriots lead 10-7. #KCvsNE https://t.co/YWRHNzixDY

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    Patriots Play It Safe and Go Up by 3 to Start Off Q2

    BJ Kissel @ChiefsReporter

    The #Patriots' field goal is good and they take a 10-7 lead with 14:56 remaining in the first half. #KCvsNE

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    NFL @NFL

    All tied up after the 1st. #KCvsNE #Kickoff2017 #ChiefsKingdom #GoPats https://t.co/pNRPDl9dMp

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    End Q1: 7-7

    The Patriots and the Chiefs are all tied up at the end of the first quarter, but if the Patriots had their druthers, they'd be up 21-0. That's because New England got not one, but two touchdowns called back due to a Nate Solder holding call and then Rob Gronkowski using the ground to help make the catch. In the second quarter, New England will be at 4th-and-1 at the Kansas City 8.

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    Brady's at It Again...

    Maybe wiping every other Patriots TD off the board is like the football version of a mulligan...

    Joel Wagler @jawsrecliner

    It's going to be a long night for the #Chiefs defense is they don't get some pressure on Brady. #ChiefsKingdom

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    🌀

    Alex Smith to tight end Demetrius Harris - 7 yards - TD!

    Kansas City Chiefs @Chiefs

    Spin move. Right on 🎯. https://t.co/ncJ5QUYf43