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What They're Saying: Kansas City Chiefs

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Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid, Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and select players comment on their upcoming AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots.

On the Patriots...

"We’re playing against the Patriots who are in the AFC Championship every single year of my entire life pretty much. It’s definitely a huge game. We are excited for the opportunity and we’re glad we are getting to compete against the best at this time of the year."

- Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes

"You have to play mistake-free football against this team in all three phases of the game. Sure enough, when we play that way, we give ourselves a chance."

- Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce

"We have to come out with our best effort from the beginning of the game all the way through the end. It’s going to be a dog fight for the entire game if you want to try to come out with the win."

- Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes

On Tom Brady...

"I haven’t seen any decline. I haven’t seen him get any slower. That’s not his deal, he’s not going to run a lot unless he has to. He is as accurate, he sees things better even than when he did when he was younger. I’m wearing glasses, he doesn’t (laughter). The aging hasn’t hit him. He’s an amazing guy."

- Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid

"They have a coach on the field (QB Tom Brady). He sees everything. He’s been playing for a while so there’s nothing you can throw at him that he hasn’t seen. To give us the best chance of winning we have to keep him off the field and keep our offense on the field."

- Chiefs Linebacker Justin Houston

"We have to do a great job of stopping the run. If it’s third-and-short, the ball’s coming out fast. If you put him in third-and-long situations, then he has to hold the ball a little longer. Hopefully it will give us a little time to get there."

- Chiefs Linebacker Justin Houston

"They have a coach on the field (QB Tom Brady). He sees everything. He’s been playing for a while so there’s nothing you can throw at him that he hasn’t seen. To give us the best chance of winning we have to keep him off the field and keep our offense on the field."

- Chiefs Linebacker Justin Houston

On the Patriots defense...

"They come out with un-scouted looks, stuff they haven’t shown in weeks, maybe even years, and they try to throw it on you and try to surprise you. That’s stuff that they’re really good at. They’re very versatile where they can do a lot of different things. Not every team can do that. For us it’s about finding ways to adjust to that as fast as possible and going out and having success and making those in-game adjustments in order to capitalize earlier in the game than we did last time."

- Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes

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