Jamaal Charles scored three touchdowns, Alex Smith threw three touchdown passes and Travis Kelce hauled in a touchdown pass as the Kansas City Chiefs whipped the New England Patriots 41-14 on Monday night.
“I’m very proud of my guys tonight for the effort they gave tonight against a good football team,” coach Andy Reid said. “We were able to get some takeaways today which I thought was huge. Bob (Sutton) had a phenomenal game plan, the players executed like clockwork. (Phillip) Gaines on special teams, Cairo (Santos) on special teams.
“Cairo’s got his stroke down which is great, young guy working through a little bit of adversity. He did a nice job. Then Gaines on those coverages, he did a nice job there. I was proud of our offensive line who I thought was going against a good defensive line, and I thought they held up very well. Did a nice job there and played very aggressive. Tamba’s (Hali) sack fumble, I thought, was one of the bigger plays of the game. I could through and through these players here, but they all did a tremendous job.”
Charles, who missed last week’s win in Miami with a sprained ankle, ran for 92 yards and a score. The Pro Bowl running back also also caught two short touchdown passes from Smith.
“Well it’s a heck of a thing to be able to bring 25 off the bench as a relief pitcher,” said Reid. “He’s a pretty good player, so we were able to add them into the mix.”
Smith had 248 yards passing and the three touchdown passes. Kelce caught eight passes for 93 yards and a score.
The Chiefs defense strip-sacked Tom Brady, who finished 14 of 23 for 159 yards and a touchdown, and also intercepted him twice. On of the picks was returned by Husain Abdullah for a touchdown.
Smith was asked after the game if he felt bad for Brady.
“Do I feel bad for Tom Brady?”
“No offense, Tom, but no. He’s got more rings than I do, so I don’t feel sorry for him. No.”
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“The fans, they’re phenomenal,” Reid said. “142.2 decibel levels, I never thought I would be fired up (for) decibel levels but I’m fired up for them. My ears are still ringing, I mean it was loud, loud down there. Like incredibly loud. I know that’s going to carry right over to the Royals tomorrow, when they dominate tomorrow.”