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Bill Belichick shuts down any extra hype ahead of Sunday's game vs. Chiefs: 'I feel like we’re playing Kansas City'

Ryan Hannable
October 10, 2018 - 12:13 pm

FOXBORO -- With the Chiefs coming to Gillette Stadium Sunday night a perfect 5-0 on the year, it can be seen why some would call it a big game.

Kansas City could take a strong grip on the AFC with a win as it would move to three games ahead of the Patriots in the standings and four games including the tiebreaker.

At his weekly press conference Wednesday, Bill Belichick was asked if he feels like the Patriots are playing for the No. 1 seed in the AFC, but he shut it down in typical Belichick fashion.

“Feel like we’re playing Kansas City," he said.

A follow-up was asked if he feels the stakes are higher than usual?

“I feel like we’re playing Kansas City," he said.

Belichick had a ton of praise for the Chiefs, coach Andy Reid and the entire roster. Kansas City has beaten the Patriots in two out of the last three meetings, including Week 1 at Gillette Stadium last year.

"I think it's fortunate we've had a couple of extra days to work on Kansas City," he said. "Need a lot of extra time to prepare for this team. They give you a lot of problems with their scheme, players, very well coached, as they always are with Andy [Reid]. This is a very explosive group, so easy to see why they are undefeated. This will be a big challenge for us this week. We will have to do a lot of things well and do them consistently. Do them for 60 minutes.”

New England is coming off a 38-24 win on Thursday Night Football against the Colts a week ago.

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