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<p>The (8-1) New England Patriots are playing the (3-6) Kansas City Chiefs for this classic AFC Battle of what could have been division leaders. That is, until the Chiefs stumbled to a disappointing 3-6 start this year. While the Chiefs are looking to reclaim any hope of making the playoffs, the Patriots are simply looking at it as one more step toward their ultimate goal, getting back to the big game.</p><p>Monday night Gamecenter has all the information you need to know about the game.</p>

PHOTO: Kansas City Chiefs QB, Trent Green looks to find an open receiver while being pressured in the pocket by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive line (AP Photo)

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Patriots (8-1) vs Chiefs (3-6)
November 22, 2004
9:00 PM EST
Arrohead Stadium
Field: Natural Grass

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Chiefs have easier time against winning teams
While it might sound crazy for the Chiefs to be happy about seeing 8-1 New England at their Arrowhead Stadium doorstep, the Patriots just might bring something the home team needs to see.
(Kansas City Star)

Derrick Blaylock lit it up in his first start in place of Priest Holmes, but that was against the Saints' last-place defense. The Patriots rank 13th against the run but must decide whether to use safety Rodney Harrison near the line of scrimmage or keep him back to help their depleted secondary. One problem for the Chiefs: The Patriots have the NFL's best red-zone defense.
(Kansas City Star)

Chiefs still dangerous at 3-6
KANSAS CITY -- It’s a good thing the players don’t listen to Bill Belichick’s daily press briefings, otherwise they would’ve asked to stay home this weekend instead of traveling for Monday night’s primetime showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs.
(Woonsocket Call)

It'll be point, counterpoint:
Music buffs know that was the title of a 1975 hit by KC and The Sunshine Band.
Football buffs know that is what the New England Patriots cannot afford to do against the KC Chiefs at what figures to be a raucous Arrowhead Stadium tonight (9 o'clock: Ch. 5; WBCN-104.1 FM).
(The Enterprise)

Focal point: Pats D-line vs. Chiefs O-line
The Patriots are facing one of the best units in all of football. Perennial All-Pro Willie Roaf, who I played with in New Orleans, anchors the Chiefs' offensive line. He's taken the Chiefs' O-line to that next level that they weren't near before his arrival several years ago. This line does a great job at run and pass blocking and also has the ability to zone block extremely well.

Versatility makes Pats tough
New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs
What makes the New England Patriots especially difficult to defend is they have never become one-dimensional. Charlie Weis, the offensive coordinator, doesn't go into a film room see that you can run against the Kansas City Chiefs and come out with a game plan to just run the ball. His whole thing is when you think we're going to do one thing, we'll do something else. You find the balance between run and pass, complete a bunch of passes to a bunch of different guys, have short passes in place of runs and that's kind of what the Patriots do.


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