Boomer Esiason believes Patriots are built to beat Chiefs

Rob Bradford
September 16, 2019 - 8:36 am

The here and the now is interesting enough when it comes to the Patriots.

When you've started out like Bill Belichick's team has -- going 2-0 while outscoring its opponents 76-3 -- soaking in all that is right with the world is understandable. Then you throw in the controversy surrounding Antonio Brown and it would seem there is plenty to talk about without looking too far down the line.

But during his weekly appearance on the Greg Hill Show, Boomer Esiason of WFAN and CBS Sports brought up an interesting notion when it comes to how this Patriots roster is constructed. Perhaps Belichick and Co. and looking down the road, after all.

"I don’t know if it matters fo them but it’s certainly something as we sit here today is obviously very attainable and I think they would love that," said Esiason when asked about the possibility of a perfect season for the Patriots. "One thing I will say in watching what they were doing yesterday and how they’ve played the first two games, one thing that is obvious to me and obvious to the guys at CBS is that they are built defensively to try and stop Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. They have athletes in the secondary. They’re terrific, they’re smart, they pass guys off, they communicate, all the stuff that is going to be required to beat Patrick Mahomes and his Kansas City band of merry men because those guys are flying up and down the field. I think the Patriots are probably one of the few teams that have the secondary that might be able to slow them down somewhat."

The Chiefs, who the Patriots beat twice last season (including in the AFC Championship Game), have started the season with two wins in as many tries. Andy Reid's team is coming off a 28-10 win over the Raiders. In the victory Mahomes went 30-for-44 for 443 yards and four touchdowns.

The Patriots and Chiefs are slated to face off Dec. 8 at Gillette Stadium.