Prediction and Analysis: Chiefs vs Patriots

Derek Havens
November 21, 2011 at 09:00am ET

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The New England Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football in the week 11 match up. The Patriots statistically have the easiest schedule in the NFL through the last seven weeks and enter this game as heavy favorites. Here is my prediction and analysis for this week's game. -







Tom Brady should shine bright under the Monday night lights. (FILE:Icon/SMI)

Prediction: Patriots 34, Chiefs 16.

Analysis: The Patriots enter the contest with some injury concerns, but after their 37 - 16 rout of the New York Jets last Sunday night, I believe the team  begins to gain momentum to close out the season. The Chiefs limp into Foxborough with starting quarterback, and former Patriots player, Matt Cassel out for the game with a hand injury.

With four-year veteran Tyler Palko starting under center for Kansas City, the New England defense should have another solid week. While key contributors Devin McCourty (Doubtful) and Brandon Spikes (Out) will both most likely miss the game on Monday, the team should have no problem holding the Chiefs in check.

Like many Patriots fans, I believe the team wins by a wide margin, but I would expect Kansas City to put up a fight early. I know some might bring up the "Romeo Crennel knows this offense" argument, but I think the Patriots are too much for the Chiefs and win decisively. Be sure to look for my post game thoughts and observations after the game.

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