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Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas.
When: Tuesday October 30, 01:30 (UK time)
The New England Patriots offense has been slightly subdued so far this season, but they will look to change that against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night.
The Patriots have failed to surpass 300 yards on offense twice in their first three games and that continues a trend from last season when they achieved it on only four occasions.
Coach Bill Belichick conceded that they can do “everything better offensively”, and he’ll be looking to see improvements on Monday night in Kansas.
Quarterback Tom Brady has made a slow start with problems both in terms of options and protection, but he has put that down to early teething problems as new faces get accustomed to each other and the team’s overall system of play.
Fortunately, while they have toiled, the defensive unit have stepped to ensure that the Pats are 2-1 for the season, but they will need to improve if they are to claim a road victory.
The Chiefs will hope to have Jamaal Charles back from an ankle injury, but quarterback Alex Smith looked in efficient form last time out as he went 19 of 25 for 186 yards and three touchdowns in the win over the Miami Dolphins.
With away games against the San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers coming up, the Chiefs will be desperate to make the most of home advantage in Week 4, and that will start with affording Smith better protection as he has now been sacked 11 times already this season.
Nevertheless, the last time that these two teams met was back in 2011 with the Patriots winning 34-3 at home. Tight end Rob Gronkowski was the star that night after catching four passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns, and he will hope to step up and deliver once again.