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Tom Brady knows getting off to fast start will be especially important vs. Chiefs

Ryan Hannable
October 12, 2018 - 6:15 pm
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FOXBORO -- When facing a team with such a high-powered offense, it's even more imperative to get off to a fast start. But, that might be easier said than done against the Chiefs, as they have outscored opponents 59-9 in first quarter this season.

Speaking Friday, Tom Brady knows what a challenge the Patriots will be up against.

"It’s pretty important," he said. "I think we’ve always talked about starting fast and I think they have a pretty good advantage in the first quarter of these games. They’re getting ahead of all these teams and playing from ahead, and that’s obviously where we want to play, but it’s tough to do. I think fast starts, we’ve seen this year, when we start fast, the games have ended well and when we haven’t and when you get behind, it makes it really tough. So going against a team that’s 5-0, there’s really no margin for error and we’re going to have to do a great job of possessing the ball and try to score as many points as we can."

Kansas City comes in averaging 35 points per game, the second-most in the NFL, and Brady noted when facing such a high scoring offense there are a few keys to being successful.

"I think it takes discipline and I think you’re trying to really make the plays because if you don’t, you’re giving the ball away," he said. "You’re not giving yourself a chance to score any points and they’re going to take advantage of that. So especially starting fast and I think that’s been a big point of emphasis. They start fast and the games where we started fast, it’s gone well and the games where we haven’t, it hasn’t gone well. Playing well early, really being ready to go right from the start is going to be really important."

The Chiefs have beaten the Patriots in two out of the last three meetings.

Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. 

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