It is incredible to think there was a point last season where people asked whether Tom Brady was finished as an elite quarterback. That came after an early season blowout loss for the Patriots against the Chiefs. Brady rebounded of course. New England won the Super Bowl last season, and they are hosting a Divisional round game off a bye.
They get the Chiefs once again. This Kansas City team is on an eleven game winning streak it extended by beating the Texans in the first round last Saturday. Can they beat a Patriots team that struggled off the stretch but might be getting back some key injured players? We will have to wait and see.
Make your pick using the widget below. This will become the game thread once kickoff arrives.
Chiefs vs. Patriots
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
When: Saturday, January 16, 4:35 p.m. ET
Announcers: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Radio: Chiefs Radio Network | Patriots Radio Network
Online Streaming: CBS Sports
Odds: The Patriots opened as five-point favorites, and the line has held steady at most sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.
Chiefs blog: Arrowhead Pride
Patriots blog: Pats Pulpit