FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WWLP) – The New England Patriots fell to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday in a rematch of last season’s AFC championship game.
It was the second straight loss for the Patriots as they were defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs 23-16 at Gillette. With Sunday’s loss, the Patriots go to 10-3 on the season.
The Chiefs clinched the AFC West title Sunday, making it the team’s fourth consecutive division title.
22News spoke to a couple Patriots fans before the game to get their take on the game ahead.
“It’s hard not to be concerned, but nothing the Pats haven’t been through before,” Rick Thyden of Worcester said. “It’s not necessarily an adversity they’re not accustomed to. They can turn it around given the opportunity and that opportunity is today.”
New England’s 21 game win-streak at home also ended Sunday, having not lost at Gillette since October of 2017.
The Patriots are still the AFC number 2 seed. Next game for the Pats is Sunday, December 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Kickoff at Paul Brown Stadium is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday.
Final score: Kansas City Chiefs (23) vs Patriots (16)