New England Patriots: W2W4 AFC Championship Game vs Kansas City Chiefs
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Jan 21, 2019,
Jan 21, 2019, 2:02
Bill Belichick has always been great at taking away a team's best weapon, so one would have to think that Hill would be the one he's trying to faze out come Sunday. He could factor into matching up with Travis Kelce, as well as special teams.
If the Chiefs want to advance to their first Super Bowl in almost 50 years, they'll need Eric Berry to play at his typical All Pro level. He absolutely smoked the Patriots secondary all night long and were it not for a slow start by Patrick Mahomes and the offense to start that game, the Chiefs might have won in blowout fashion. Patrick Mahomes, a second year quarterback who stands alone as the frontrunner to win MVP, is up against Tom Brady, arguably the best quarterback to put on an National Football League uniform. They're a good team. Hill is faster than Watkins, and almost everyone in the league (is anyone faster than him?), so that'll play into this match-up too.
In addition to keeping the Patriots' passing game in check, Berry and the defense will have to slow down New England's fifth-ranked rushing attack, which is coming off a 155 yard game in last week's playoff win over the Indianapolis Colts. And with temps on the rise, the Patriots-Chiefs over/under followed.
According to Boston's WBZ-TV, it looks like Americans are exhausted of seeing the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.
Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots runs the ball after making a catch as Josh Shaw #30 of the Kansas City Chiefs defends in the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.