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@ LAC
W 24-17
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vs. Oak
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@ NE
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vs. Den
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@ Chi
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Second down a focal point as Patriots prepare for Chiefs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Patriots coach Bill Belichick had much to lament about his team’s loss to the Texans last week. But one thing that stuck out was how his defense struggled to defend the pass on second down.

It will again be a focal point this week as New England (10-2) crafts a game plan it hopes can slow down reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' multifaceted offense.

The Patriots narrowly held off the Chiefs (8-4) in two meetings last season, earning a 43-40 victory during the regular season and 37-31 overtime win in the AFC championship game.

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AFC West Division
TeamWLTPct
Kansas City 840.667
Oakland 660.500
Denver 480.333
Los Angeles 480.333
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: P. Mahomes2983
Pass TDs: P. Mahomes20
Rush Yds: L. McCoy410
Rush TDs: L. McCoy4
Rec Yds: T. Kelce923
Rec TDs: M. Hardman5
Int: T. Mathieu3
Sacks: C. Jones6.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 4616 (4)
Passing Yards: 3642 (4)
Rushing Yards: 1134 (24)
Points per game: 29.0 (3)
Yards per game: 384.7 (4)
Touchdowns: 36 (5)
Field Goals: 25 (3)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4465 (25)
Passing Yards: 3031 (16)
Rushing Yards: 1696 (30)
Points per game: 22.1 (16)
Yards per game: 372.1 (25)
Touchdowns: 30 (19)
Field Goals: 18 (13)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/5 A. Brown active/prac. squad
12/5 G. Dieter pract. squad add
12/5 D. Williams on IR hamstring
12/4 S. Ware signed
12/3 G. Dieter cut
11/30 D. Lawrence pract. squad add
11/30 A. Mack pract. squad del
11/25 E. McGuire pract. squad add
11/21 D. Harris active/prac. squad
11/21 J. Ivie cut
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/5 D. Williams hamstring (IR)
12/1 D. Williams rib (Out)
11/18 B. Bell ankle (Out)
11/18 A. Okafor ankle (Out)
11/18 K. Fuller thumb (Questionable)
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