Patriots 34, Chiefs 3 Patriots roll over the Chiefs After a slow start, New England gets going in second half ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff 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. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Scott Pioli had a big smile and a hug for Wes Welker before the game. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff It took them a while to get rolling against the Chiefs, but once the Patriots did, there was no stopping them. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Aaron Hernandez looked for some yards following a first-quarter completion. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Kendrick Lewis of the Chiefs recovered a first-quarter onsides kick, but a penalty on the play negated the turnover. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Andre Carter sacked Chiefs quarterback Tyler Palko in the first quarter. JIM DAVIS/Globe staff Kyle Love’s block helped spring cornerback Kyle Arrington for more return yardage after his second-quarter interception. MATTHEW J. LEE/Globe The undrafted cornerback out of Hofstra was in the right place at the right time not once but twice in last night’s victory. MATTHEW J. LEe/Globe staff Quarterback Tom Brady was battered in the first half as he went just 8 for 16 for 133 yards and was sacked three times. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff The Chiefs’ Wallace Gilberry looked for the ball after Tom Brady fumbled during the second-quarter. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Mark Anderson sacked Palko in the third quarter. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Tight end Rob Gronkowski had two key touchdowns for New England in the game. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Gronkowski sailed into the end zone during the third-quarter, putting the Pats up 17-3. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Julian Edelman left everyone in the dust as he took a 72 yard third-quarter punt return for a touchdown. JIM DAVIS/Globe staff Bill Belichick congratulated Edelman after he returned a third-quarter punt 72 yards for a touchdown. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Matt Light was helped off the field in the fourth-quarter after his leg was caught under Tamba Hall. Jim Davis/Globe Staff The fans had a good time as the Patriots romped over the Chiefs 34-3. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff A fan of Danny Woodhead soaked in the fourth-quarter action. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff After the game, Brady shook hands with Chiefs defensive coordinator and former Pats coach Romeo Crennel. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff Belichick shook hands with Haley after the game. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff The QBs were all smiles as Brady chatted with Palko after the game.