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 β but not enough β and made some mistakes β too many β 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.
We’ve got everything pulled together after a long morning getting out of New England. Here’s our coverage:
- GAME STORY: Chiefs can’t play with Patriots.
- COLUMN: Chiefs keep moving backwards.
- SIDEBAR: Tyler not happy with debut.
- SIDEBAR: Teammates back Palko.
- SIDEBAR: Haley, coaches tried everything.
- SIDEBAR: Ho-hum night for Brady.
- PLAY OF THE GAME: Brady to Gronkowski.
- REPORT CARD: Losing begats low grades.
- NOTES & QUOTES: Pats started slow.
- 4 KEYS TO WINNING/RECAP: Failure.
- PRE-GAME: Cassel goes to IR.
- PRE-GAME COVERAGE