Even the Chiefs writers at Arrowhead Addict were split 5-5 on which team they thought would win.
Brady wasn't the only one who questioned the team's attitude.
After being doubted by all media outlets and most of the fans as well, the Chiefs showed us what they can do.
"I say, just wait this year", Kelce said.
But one reason stands out: the Patriots simply weren't ready to play. The Chiefs have a star in the making. "Now look, we did a few things but it just wasn't good enough". Smith then struck again on their next scoring drive, hitting Chris Conley for a 25-yard pass to get the Chiefs to the Patriots 15-yard line.
It was also the first time the Patriots have lost at the Gillette Stadium when leading at half-time in 82 games. Amid all the fanfare and hype surrounding the pregame ceremonies there was still a game to be played, one New England would love to forget. Their victory Thursday night means they have a few extra days to get ready for their home opener against Philadelphia on September 17. The Chiefs traded up to get Hunt, trading a third-round pick, fourth-round pick, and seventh-round pick (104, 132, and 245) to get him at No. 86. This was something I had not seen from Smith prior to this game. "He was really a big chunk of the offense tonight". While numerous Chiefs touchdowns came from deep passes, Smith looked much better in the red zone in this game. The Chiefs had three scoring drives of at least 90 yards, more than all of previous year. I know I'm better than that.
The performance goes down as the most points and yards (537) allowed in a single game during the Bill Belichick era. Can he consistently play at this level? "There are more records to be broken by him". "I couldn't be happier for him". Hill broke loose for a 70-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
He also came open across the middle for some key first down catches.
It's true that one game does not a champion make. Gronkowski couldn't hold a ball in the end zone for a touchdown that might have turned the game around. You might as well call Alex Smith "Dink" and Andy Reid "Dunk" the way they refused to put the ball in the air for more than a half second on any throw. Boy did it pay off.
On his first ever National Football League start, Kareem Hunt had a night to remember. However, that did not slow him down. Hunt ran for 148 yards on 17 carries and collected five receptions for 98 yards, including a 78-yard score.
Ray Russ, former South quarterback who played with Hunt "I'm proud of Kareem".
At this point, Hunt looks like he is going to be a special player.
Hunt went over 100 rushing yards on a 58-yard run up the left sideline to set up Charcandrick West's 21-yard touchdown. The Chiefs defense may have taken until late in the game to finally bring him down but their secondary were huge and made it hard for any of Brady's receivers to get open and make the catches they needed to win the game.