Chiefs Start Strong, Finish Weak, Lose To Patriots


From Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

There was no storybook night for Tyler Palko and the Kansas City Chiefs.

On an evening where they made some plays – but not enough – and made some mistakes – too many – the Chiefs dropped their third straight, losing 34-3 to the New England Patriots Monday evening.

Making his first start after five years of banging around on the edges of the National Football League, Palko played with the air of someone who wasn’t overwhelmed by the night. But he threw three interceptions, the worst coming early in the fourth quarter when he chucked it into triple coverage in the end zone and it was picked off.

Defensively, the Chiefs had the Patriots uncomfortable in the first half, but couldn’t keep up the pressure on QB Tom Brady. The special teams needed to be spotless, and it was not, as they gave up a 72-yard punt return touchdown by Julian Edelman of the Patriots.

Now 4-6 on the season, the Chiefs have fallen two games behind the Oakland Raiders and they are now tied for last place in the AFC West.

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3 Responses to “Chiefs Start Strong, Finish Weak, Lose To Patriots”

  • November 21, 2011  - ED J says:

    Give Palko credit he looked like a guy who knew the offense but he doesn’t have the talent to play QB position at an good to high level. Seriously he was very inaccurate and lacks arm strength. Bottom line his smarts may someday make him a good coach but if you don’t have the talent to go with it. It really is ussless. One more game of us getting our butts kicked on national stage hopefully Haley eventually make switch to Stanzi. Yeah i know all coaches excuses he hasn’t had the reps or doesn’t know playbook as well but he’s clearly more talented and I’ll take the more talented Qb with the dummy down playbook than one who knows every play but can’t excute because he lacks the talent.

    Another thing I noticed was like I said earlier every time Gordon gets in the game he makes plays. Put this guy as starting nose tackle bench Kelly Gregg when Dorsey comes back. Get Powe in there as backup nose. He missed couple tackles tonite but at least he did good job of collapsing pocket on run play if linebackers would did better job in pursuit those big run Green-Ellis got off late in game would’ve been losses in the backfield. Its time get these young guys on the field. We’re not going to win division at this point so its time to get young guys ready for next season or at least find out if they can play.

    Put Powe in there so we can find out if nose tackle going to be position of need high in draft next season. Put Stanzi in there to see if we need draft Qb in 1st rd or just get left tackle.


  • November 22, 2011  - cychief24 says:

    I really thought the defense would shut Brady down w/o Cassel holding them back.


  • November 22, 2011  - el cid says:

    cy, what??

    ED, I agree. Want to see if any of the last draft has any ability other than Baldwin and some Houston.




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