"I think we have a lot of clutch players", Brady said. But looking beyond the win/loss record, the Pats have weaknesses that were on display. "We knew it was going to be a four-quarter game or 60 minutes and it came down to the last play of the game".
That cut the Patriots' lead to 27-26 in the third quarter. "They're going to be pretty tough to stop, so glad we had our last shot and glad we took advantage of it".
"When you score 40 points and you lose you've got to look yourself in the mirror", said corner Orlando Scandrick.
Five-time Super Bowl victor Brady had seen a 24-9 half-time lead evaporate as second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes led an astonishing second-half fight-back from the Chiefs to prove that he really could be the next big star of the NFL. It is the first time in the Super Bowl era that an National Football League team played an entire game without punting or being charged a penalty. "If we handle our business the way we're supposed to handle our business there is a good chance we will see them again". We've got a catalog of indelible games to thumb through now. We all knew that the defense was going to lose a game for Kansas City at some point this season, but it took Tom Brady and the Patriots offense until the final second of the game to get the victory. Unfortunately, it was the Patriots who had it last and of course they marched right down the field and kicked the game-winning field goal as time expired.
Hill said after the game that churlish behavior by the fans did not bother him.
"Rob makes a lot of big plays blocking and receiving", Patriots coach Bill Belichick said.
The San Francisco 49ers are the kings of Monday Night Football but they're without star quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and top running back Jerrick McKinnon for the season while eight other starters are struggling with injuries.