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Bill Belichick on OMF discusses challenges of stopping Kansas City offense: 'You can’t double them all'

Ryan Hannable
October 08, 2018 - 4:00 pm

The Patriots defense will have its work cut out Sunday night at Gillette Stadium when the Chiefs come to town at a perfect 5-0 on the year.

Kansas City has the league's best offense, averaging 35 points a game, and can move the ball in a number of different ways. Patrick Mahomes' 14 touchdowns are the most in the NFL, and then they aren't afraid to run the ball either with Kareem Hunt.

Appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Monday, Bill Belichick acknowledged how many matchup problems Kansas City presents, especially with tight end Travis Kelce.

“He’s a tough matchup. Really, nobody has covered him well in single coverage," Belichick said. "The problem is you have too many other guys to deal with — the quarterback, the running back and the receivers, obviously [Tyreek] Hill is a problem. It’s kind of where do you want to push it. Double Kelce, single Hill. Double Hill, single Kelce. Double both of them, don’t stop the running back with Hunt and Mahomes. There’s a lot of problems. You have [Chris] Conley, you have [De'Anthony] Thomas, [Sammy] Watkins. The list keeps going on and on and on. You can’t double them all. You have to pick your spots or a lot of guys have to win individual matchups."

Belichick also noted the offense in West Coast based, but still runs around 10 RPOs per game, which will likely be a major focus of the defense during the week.

Kansas City has beaten the Patriots in two out of the last three meetings, including 42-27 in Week 1 last year at Gillette.

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