New England Patriots defeat Kansas City Chiefs, 27-19

It took Deion Branch nine weeks to get his "breath" back but when he did he left the Kansas City Chiefs breathless.

According to the Patriots, their explosive wide receiver had the wind knocked out of him during the second game of the season against Arizona Sept. 19, when he left the field and did not return. He wasn't seen again until last night, long after it had been learned that the real reason Branch was short of breath that day was because he'd badly wrenched his ...

Get in, grab the win, get out.

The New England Patriots are awfully good at that.

You have to be when your secondary is still banged up, and your young guys filling in back there finally look vulnerable. You have to be when there are 78,431 fans wearing blood red, imploring you to mess up, shouting so vociferously "you couldn't even hear the person standing right next you," reported Richard Seymour.

"[Arrowhead] is the loudest outdoor stadium in the league," concu...

It was another record-setting day for the Kansas City Chiefs' offense last night, but New England proved it could get by with focusing primarily on stopping the run.

Chiefs quarterback Trent Green threw for the most yards for a Kansas City quarterback against the Patriots with 381 yards and two touchdowns.

Green was well on his way in the first half toward registering his fourth straight 300-yard game, ringing up 200 yards on 12 completions.

But Kansas City coach ...

Corey Dillon scored two rushing touchdowns, fumbled once near the end zone, and fell 2 yards shy of 100 for the game, and 2 shy of 1,000 for the season. The most important thing he did was run the ball well late in the game when the Patriots needed to chew up the clock in their 27-19 win over the Chiefs last night.

If the Chiefs had half the game Dillon had, they likely would have overtaken the Patriots, but the New England run defense was as superb as the Chiefs were i...