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7 stats which show how bad Patriots' loss to Chiefs actually was

Ryan Hannable
September 08, 2017 - 8:00 am

FOXBORO -- Thursday night did not go as planned, as the Patriots fell to the Chiefs, 42-27 in the season opener at Gillette Stadium.

"It's just not good enough," Bill Belichick said. "Andy [Reid], Kansas City – they did a good job. Give them credit. We just really weren’t competitive enough, especially on offense and defense. We made too many mistakes and didn’t play well on top of that. The fundamentals weren’t good enough. Really nothing was good enough so we've all got to do a better job."

Belichick added:  "Bad defense, bad coaching, bad playing, bad football."

Exactly how bad was the loss?

Here are seven stats that tell the story.

1. The Patriots were 81-0 in the history of Gillette Stadium when leading at the half in the regular season before Thursday.

2. Tom Brady completed 44.4 percent of his passes, which was his lowest in any game since 1/1/06 vs. Miami.

3. The 42 points were the most points allowed in the Belichick era. (They've allowed 41 points on three occasions.)

4. It was the first time the Patriots allowed two touchdowns of 75 yards or more in a game in the Belichick era.

5. The Patriots are now 102-2 when leading by 10 points or more at any point in the game since 2001, includes the playoffs. 

6. Kareem Hunt finished with the most yards from scrimmage (246) by any player in his NFL debut since the 1970 merger.

7. It was Brady's first regular-season loss at home in which he played the whole game against an AFC team since the Jets in Week 10 of 2006.