If the Chiefs had any hope of playing in the post season this year, that hope wafted away with the barbecue smoke at Arrowhead Stadium Monday night. Kansas City fell to 3-7 after a 27-19 loss to the Patriots. Trent Green hooked up with Eddie Kennison in the first quarter for a 65-yard touchdown—it’s the Chiefs’ longest pass of the season. The extra point from Lawrence Tynes gave Kansas City a 10-7 lead, which was their only advantage of the evening. In the second quarter, New England took the lead back for good when Corey Dillon capped a 10-play, 75-yard drive with a one yard touchdown run. Adam Vinatieri hit a 37-yard field goal before the half to make it 17-10 Patriots. Despite a late comeback in the fourth quarter, the Chiefs failed to get much closer. Trent Green finished with 382 yards passing, with two touchdowns and an interception. Derrick Blaylock had just 58 yards on 19 carries. The Chiefs set a team record with at least 400 yards of offense for the fifth straight week. They won just two of those games.
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