Kansas City Chiefs
How the Patriots can beat them: Teams that have beaten the Chiefs have been able to take advantage of their second and third cornerbacks. Sean Smith has been very good this year, but undrafted rookie Marcus Cooper and veteran Brandon Flowers have both struggled. Also, the Chiefs offense has struggled to convert third downs, so the Patriots need to keep the Chiefs from creating big plays on first and second down.
How they can beat the Patriots: The Patriots like to win the turnover battle, but the Chiefs have the league’s fewest turnovers on offense and the most on defense this season. Oh, by the way, they also have a running back named Jamaal Charles who is second in yards from scrimmage and sixth in yards per rush attempt. The Patriots’ front seven has lost the battles at the line of scrimmage and has struggled to get off blocks.