The Kansas City Chiefs easily defeated the New England Patriots in a lopsided victory of 26-10, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. For the win, Patrick Mahomes threw for 236 yards, and two touchdowns. The Chiefs also relied on a rushing game that produced 94 yards and zero rushing touchdowns.
Mahomes finished the game with two touchdowns, completing 19 of 29 passes. At the end of the day, he finished with 236 yards and no interceptions, and a passer rating of 113.60.
The Chiefs deployed a rushing game led by Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams. For the game, Edwards-Helaire carried the ball 16 times and rushed for 64 yards, leading to zero touchdowns. Williams supplemented by carrying the ball one time for a total of two yards. In the passing game, the Chiefs’ top receivers were Sammy Watkins and Tyreek Hill. Watkins caught four passes for a total of 43 yards, while Hill contributed with 64 yards from four passes.
Contributing to the victory was a defensive line stats of two sacks , one forced fumble, two tackles for loss, and one defensive touchdown for the Chiefs.
Jarrett Stidham led the Patriots in a losing effort with 60 yards, completing 5 of 13 passes, two interceptions, and one touchdown, for a QB rating of 39.40.
The rushing game for the Patriots was led by Rex Burkhead and Damien Harris. For the game, Burkhead rushed for 45 yards from carrying the football 11 times. Meanwhile Harris carried the ball 17 times for a total of 100 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Patriots included Damiere Byrd and Julian Edelman. Byrd caught five passes for a total of 80 yards, while Edelman contributed with 35 yards from three passes.
Although their team lost the game, the Patriots defense ended the game with one sack, and two tackles for loss, to go along with one forced fumble.
With the win, the Chiefs leave with a record of 1-0 for the season, while the Patriots record for the season is now 0-1.