FOXBORO -- The Patriots beat the Chiefs, 43-40, in Week 6 at Gillette Stadium. The first half in particular was one of the best halves the team has played all season as the defense really flustered Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense.
With that being said, the Patriots cannot rely on that win much come Sunday night.
"I mean, that was Week 6," safety Patrick Chung said. "That was a long time ago. We can’t really worry about that. They’re a better team and they’re on a roll. It’s the two best teams in the AFC, so you can’t really worry about, ‘Well, we beat you guys last, so we’re going to win.’ If we have that mentality, we’ll get kicked – they’ll kick our ass, pretty much."
Chung will be a big part of the gameplan, as it is his job to stop opposing tight ends. He's had some success against Travis Kelce in the past, but knows it's going to take a strong effort to get it done again.
"I mean, whenever you’re going against a team that has a lot of playmakers, I mean, it’s going to be some competition," said Chung. "It makes it more fun, makes it more intense. So, they have a lot of playmakers out there on their team – pretty much on their whole offense. So, it’s definitely going to be fun. They’re a good team, we’re a good team, so we’re just going to battle it out."
The Patriots will also have to deal with the Arrowhead Stadium crowd, but Chung is looking forward to the atmosphere Sunday night.
"It’s going to be loud, man," he said. "Their fans, their stadium, it’s a great atmosphere. We know that going into it, but really it means nothing. We’re going out there to win a game, and they’re trying to win, also. Like I said, it’s going to be a battle. Home or away, it doesn’t matter. It’s win or go home.
"So, we’re going to show up to play."