November 22, 2011
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The Patriots routed the Chiefs, 34-3, and are tied with Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Houston for the best record in the AFC at 7-3.
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Scott Pioli had a big smile and a hug for Wes Welker before the game.
It took them a while to get rolling against the Chiefs, but once the Patriots did, there was no stopping them.
Aaron Hernandez looked for some yards following a first-quarter completion.
Kendrick Lewis of the Chiefs recovered a first-quarter onsides kick, but a penalty on the play negated the turnover.
Andre Carter sacked Chiefs quarterback Tyler Palko in the first quarter.
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Kyle Love’s block helped spring cornerback Kyle Arrington for more return yardage after his second-quarter interception.
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The undrafted cornerback out of Hofstra was in the right place at the right time not once but twice in last night’s victory.
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Quarterback Tom Brady was battered in the first half as he went just 8 for 16 for 133 yards and was sacked three times.
The Chiefs’ Wallace Gilberry looked for the ball after Tom Brady fumbled during the second-quarter.
Mark Anderson sacked Palko in the third quarter.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski had two key touchdowns for New England in the game.
Gronkowski sailed into the end zone during the third-quarter, putting the Pats up 17-3.
Julian Edelman left everyone in the dust as he took a 72 yard third-quarter punt return for a touchdown.
Bill Belichick congratulated Edelman after he returned a third-quarter punt 72 yards for a touchdown.
Matt Light was helped off the field in the fourth-quarter after his leg was caught under Tamba Hall.
The fans had a good time as the Patriots romped over the Chiefs 34-3.
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A fan of Danny Woodhead soaked in the fourth-quarter action.
After the game, Brady shook hands with Chiefs defensive coordinator and former Pats coach Romeo Crennel.
Belichick shook hands with Haley after the game.
The QBs were all smiles as Brady chatted with Palko after the game.