KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (4-5)
VS NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (6-3)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011 - 7:30 PM (CENTRAL)
GILLETTE STADIUM - FOXBOROUGH, MA
ESPN (KMBC 9 in Kansas City)
Play-by-play: Ian Eagle - Color Commentator: Jon Gruden/Ron Jaworski
Chiefs FOX Football Radio Network
KCFX-FM (101.1 FM in Kansas City)
Play-by-play: Mitch Holthus Color Commentator: Len Dawson Sideline Reporter: Kendall Gammon
Kansas City travels to New England to play its second Monday Night Football game of the season on Nov. 21. The Chiefs dropped a 17- 10 decision to AFC West rival Denver (11/13) last week to fall to 4-5 on the season. The club trails Oakland by one game in the AFC West. New England won 37-16 at the N.Y. Jets (11/13) on Sunday Night Football.
This is the first meeting between the Chiefs and Patriots since an Opening Day matchup in 2008. In that game, New England QB Tom Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury as
The Chiefs posted a 3-1 record in the second quarter of the 2011 season, outscoring their opponents by a 82-75 margin. The club became the first team in the NFL to start the season 0-3 and then win its next four games since Pittsburgh accomplished the feat in 2000.
The Chiefs defense has intercepted 13 passes to tie for third in the NFL. The 13 interceptions were the most in Chiefs history after eight games since the club had 18 in 2003. CB
Kansas City returns home to host Pittsburgh on Sunday Night Football next week (11/27). It will be the Chiefs first appearance on Sunday Night Football since playing at San Diego (12/17/06). New England travels to play Philadelphia on Sunday, Nov. 27.
Kansas City has a 16-12-3 (.565) all-time record against New England in the 52-year history of the series. The two clubs are both original members of the American Football League established by Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt. New England holds a 6-9-2 (.412) advantage in games played in the Northeast. Kansas City has played at Gillette Stadium on two different occasions, but lost both contests.
The Patriots have won six of the last seven contests at New England, including four consecutive games. Kansas City’s most recent victory in New England was a 37-7 win vs. the Patriots (12/2/90).
Kansas City is 10-3-1 (.750) in home games against New England. The Chiefs are 2-1 in games played at the Cotton Bowl, 4-1 (.750) at Municipal Stadium and 4-1 (.800) at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won 26-16 in the last matchup at Arrowhead Stadium (11/27/05).
Interestingly, the two old AFL rivals have never met in the postseason.