Div Playoffs: Kansas City 28, New England 21

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  1. Subkontraktor

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    Foxboro, MA - The Kansas City Chiefs continued their magical season by defeating the New England Patriots 28-21 to advance to the AFC Conference Championship game.

    After the Chiefs forced a Patriots punt on their first possession, they began a time-consuming drive that would take the rest of the first quarter, finishing with a Dwayne Bowe touchdown from the 8 yard line.

    On the Patriots ensuing possession, rookie cornerback Javier Arenas stepped in front of a quick slant, spun away from a tackler, and skated his way down the sideline to put the visitors up by two touchdowns.

    A shocked New England team then drove down the field, converting on more than a couple 3rd downs to the Chiefs red zone. Brady proceeded to throw an errant pass well over his targets head and right into the hands of safety Jarrod Page. The Patriots would get the ball one more time in the half, but were forced to punt, leaving the Chiefs up 14-0 at the half.

    On Kansas City's second possession of the first half, the Chiefs had the ball near midfield facing a 3rd and 13. Quarterback Matt Cassel knew where to go as he pin-pointed a precision pass to Dwayne Bowe in between the zone coverage. Bowe broke a tackle and powered his way to the endzone for what looked like a nail in the coffin. Middle 3rd quarter: Kansas City 21, New England 0.

    Oh, but these are the New England Patriots they were facing. With pressure to do something now, Brady put together a short but beautiful drive that ended with a touchdown early in the 4th quarter. Kansas City 21, New England 7.

    Even a gambler such as Todd Haley began to tighten up a little as the Chiefs went three and out and gave the ball and momentum back to New England.

    Once again, Brady brought life to the Foxboro crowd, directing the Patriots on a touchdown drive that ended with a Randy Moss reception in the endzone with about 5 minutes left in the 4th quarter. Kansas City 21, New England 14.

    The Chiefs opened up the playbook a little bit here, and pushed the ball close to midfield before going conservative once again, putting them in a 4th and long at midfield. A punt gave the Patriots the ball with a little over 2 minutes left and a chance to tie or possible win the game.

    After 3 good looking passes, the Patriots found themselves at midfield with 2 minutes left on the clock. Another rookie defensive back would rise to the challenge and become the hero of the game as safety Eric Berry swatted a Brady pass to himself, bobbled it for a moment, then grabbed hold with momentum taking him past the Patriot offense to the endzone for a true nail-in-the-coffin pick-six. Kansas City 28, New England 14.

    Brady and company would drive down for a touchdown, making things interesting with 45 seconds left with the score Kansas City 28, New England 21, but Jerheme Urban covered up the onside kick allowing Matt Cassel to come back home to the team that made him relevant, and kneel it down to end their season.

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    Good game Nutter, tough breaks on the interceptions. That was one of the better games I've played, and I needed all of it.
     

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