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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2-1) at KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (1-2)
Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. ET
* Arrowhead Stadium (79,451)*

The New England Patriots went over the .500 mark last week with a 16-9 win against the Oakland Raiders in the 2014 home-opener. The win was Brady's 150th career regular-season victory as a starting quarterback and he joined Brett Favre (186) and Peyton Manning (169) as the only quarterbacks to accomplish the feat. Brady (49,781) needs 219 passing yards to become the sixth NFL player with 50,000 passing yards.

This week, the Patriots will play against the AFC West for the second straight week when they travel to face the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday Night Football.

The Patriots will play the Chiefs for the second straight time on Monday Night Football. The last time the two teams played was on Monday night on Nov. 21, 2011 at Gillette Stadium with the Patriots taking a 34-3 victory. It will be the fourth time overall that the Patriots and Chiefs will play on Monday Night Football.

The Patriots will travel to Kansas City for the first time since 2005 when the Chiefs pulled out a 26-16 win on Nov. 27, 2005.

BROADCAST INFORMATION

TELEVISION: This week's game will be broadcast by ESPN and can be seen locally on WCVB Channel 5 in Boston. Mike Tirico will handle play-by-play duties with Jon Gruden as the color analyst. Lisa Salters will work from the sidelines. The game will be produced by Jay Rothman and directed by Chip Dean.

NATIONAL RADIO: This week's game will be broadcast to a national audience by Westwood One Sports. Kevin Harlan and Kurt Warner will call the game. Laura Okmin will provide sideline analysis.

LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 FM, The Sports Hub, is the flagship station for the Patriots Radio Network. Play-by-play broadcaster Bob Socci will call the action along with former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak, who will provide color analysis.

BRADY SHINES ON MONDAY NIGHT
Brady is tied with Steve Young for third place with 42 touchdown passes on Monday Night Football, behind Brett Favre (69) and Dan Marino (74). Young threw 42 touchdown passes in 25 Monday night games, while Brady has 42 touchdowns in just 18 games.

SERIES HISTORY

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The Patriots and Chiefs will renew acquaintances for the 33rd time overall and for the second straight time on Monday Night Football. The last time the two teams played was on Monday night on Nov. 21, 2011 at Gillette Stadium with the Patriots taking a 34-3 victory.

The Patriots will travel to Kansas City for the first time since 2005 when the Chiefs pulled out a 26-16 win on Nov. 27, 2005.

Kansas City holds a 16-13-3 edge against New England, including a 10-3- 1 advantage in games played in Kansas City and a 4-1 record at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Patriots and Chiefs will meet on Monday Night Football for the fourth time. The Patriots are 3-0 against the Chiefs on Monday night with a 30-24 win on Dec. 4, 2000 at Foxboro Stadium, a 27-19 win on Nov. 22, 2004 at Arrowhead Stadium and the 34-3 win at Gillette in 2011.

The two teams played twice a year from 1960 until the 1970 merger and two of the original American Football League teams.

PASSING PERFORMANCES
Tom Brady is slated to start against Kansas City for the sixth time in his career. He is 4-1 all-time against the Chiefs, including a 1-1 record at Kansas City.

SERIES BREAKDOWN
KC Chiefs/16, New England 13 (3 Ties)
Home Record, 10-6-2

Record in Foxborough, 7-2-0
Schaefer/Sullivan/Foxboro Stadium, 4-2-0
Gillette Stadium, 3-0-0
Record in Boston, 3-4-2

Away Record, 3-10-1

Record in Kansas City, 2-8-1
Municipal Stadium, 1-4-1
Arrowhead Stadium, 1-4-0
Record in Dallas (Cotton Bowl), 1-2-0

Patriots vs. Chiefs since 1970 AFL-NFL merger, 8-7-0

Largest Margin of Victory, 31 pts (11/21/11)

Largest Margin of Defeat, 34 pts (12/11/60)

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RETURN TO ARROWHEAD
The Patriots haven't played in Kansas City since 2005. The Patriots have played in every NFL city over that time span, with the exception of St. Louis as the Patriots were the away team vs. the Rams in London in 2012. The Patriots last visit to St. Louis was in 2004.

PATRIOTS VS. CHIEFS ON MNF
This week's game will be the fourth time that the Patriots and Chiefs have played on Monday Night Football and their second straight meeting on Monday Night Football following a 34-3 Patriots in 2011 at Gillette stadium.

BRADY ON MNF
QB Tom Brady owns a 13-5 record when playing on Monday Night Football. His best statistical performance on Monday Night Football was in the 2011 season-opener when he completed 32-of-48 pass attempts for 517 yards and four touchdowns, including a 99-yard touchdown pass to Wes Welker in the win at Miami (9/12).

Brady has thrown three or more touchdowns in a Monday Night game nine times, including four four-touchdown performances. He has thrown four touchdowns in three of his last four Monday Night games. He had four in a 42- 14 win on Dec. 10, 2012 in the Patriots only Monday Night Football game last season.

PATRIOTS ON MNF
The New England Patriots are 22-23 all-time on Monday Night Football, including 15-6 under head coach Bill Belichick and 7-1 at home. The Patriots were 0-1 in 2013 on Monday Night Football, following a 24-20 loss at Carolina on Nov. 18, 2013. The Patriots are 11-15 in road games on Monday Night, including 8-5 under Belichick.

The Patriots are 11-8 in home Monday Night Football games and 6-1 on Monday Night at Gillette Stadium. Their only loss during that time frame was a 40-21 defeat vs. Indianapolis on Nov. 7, 2005.

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BELICHICK ON MNF**
Bill Belichick is 16-9 all-time on Monday Night Football, including 15-6 as head coach of the Patriots.

Belichick is 8-5 on the road on Monday and 7-1 at home as head coach of the Patriots.

CONNECTIONS

NEW ENGLAND TIES

  • Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman attended North Attleboro (Mass.) HS, where he was named 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year in Massachusetts in addition to earning first-team all-state and all-scholastic honors by The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald. He then played college football at the University of Connecticut, where he played in 51 games with 28 starts for the Huskies and was selected as team captain as a senior in 2010.
  • Chiefs DE Mike DeVito played tight end and defensive end at Nauset Regional HS in Eastham, Mass. He then attended the University of Maine, where he recorded 112 tackles and 16 sacks and earned All-Atlantic 10 honors twice in his four-year career.
  • Chiefs general manager John Dorsey played linebacker at the University of Connecticut from 1980-83, where he was named Defensive Player of the Year in the now-defunct Yankee Conference each of his final two collegiate seasons.
  • Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub was an offensive lineman at Springfield (Mass.) College from 1980-81.
  • Chiefs quality control coach Mark DeLeone served as director of football operations/assistant offensive line coach at New Hampshire in 2009.
    FORMER PATRIOTS
  • Chiefs assistant offensive line coach Eugene Chung was drafted by the Patriots in the first round (13th overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft and played for three seasons with the team, earning all-rookie honors in 1992.
  • Chiefs defensive line coach Tommy Brasher served in the same capacity for the Patriots from 1982-84.
    FORMER CHIEFS
  • Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll served as the Chiefs offensive coordinator in 2012, helping them rank fifth in the NFL with 149.7 rushing yards per game.
  • Patriots wide receivers coach Chad O'Shea broke into the NFL as a volunteer special teams assistant with the Chiefs in 2003, when they led the NFL in kick return average, punt return average and special teams touchdowns. He then assisted with special teams and linebackers from 2004-05.
    FORMER NFL TEAMMATES
  • Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll helped tutor Chiefs TE Anthony Fasano when Daboll was the offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins in 2011.
  • Chiefs T Ryan Harris played under Patriots offensive coordinator/quarterbacks Josh McDaniels from 2009-10, when McDaniels was head coach of the Denver Broncos.
    FORMER COLLEGE TEAMMATES
  • Patriots LB Jerod Mayo and Chiefs S Eric Berry were defensive teammates at Tennessee in 2007.
  • Patriots WR Brandon LaFell and Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe both played wide receiver at Louisiana State from 2005-06.
  • Patriots T Sebastian Vollmer and Chiefs WR Donnie Avery were offensive teammates at Houston from 2004-07.
  • Chiefs CB Marcus Cooper (2008-12), Patriots S Devin McCourty (2005-09), TE Tim Wright (2008-12), DB Logan Ryan (2009-12) and S Duron Harmon (2009-12) all played together at Rutgers.
  • Patriots DL Dominique Easley and Chiefs DT Jaye Howard played together along the defensive line at Florida from 2010-11.
  • Patriots TE Michael Hoomanawanui (2006-09), DE Michael Buchanan (2009-12), DB Tavon Wilson (2008-11) and Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins (2008- 11) were teammates at Illinois.
  • Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins and Chiefs TE Travis Kelce were offensive teammates at Cincinnati from 2011-12.
  • Chiefs S Kelcie McCray and Patriots S Don Jones played together in the secondary at Arkansas State in 2011.
  • Patriots CB Darrelle Revis and Chiefs G Mike McGlynn were teammates at Pittsburgh from 2004-06.
  • Patriots DT Sealver Siliga and Chiefs CB Sean Smith were defensive teammates at Utah in 2008.
  • Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower and Chiefs DL Damion Square were defensive teammates at Alabama from 2008-11. 
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