Fruit doesn’t hang much lower than it did following Sunday’s Chiefs-Patriots game.
Kansas City narrowly escaped Gillette Stadium with a victory, as a few controversial calls plagued New England in its second consecutive defeat. Luckily for the Patriots, their tough stretch of games now is over, and the final three contests on their regular-season schedule are relatively easy.
Next up on the docket for New England is the 1-11 Bengals, something everyone and their mother pointed out following the AFC Championship Game rematch.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) December 9, 2019
Jim Nantz " This Reminds you of 2014. Lost to KC. Belichick said On To Cincinnati. And theyre on to Cincinnati next week"
— New England Patriots Football (@TurbanedPatriot) December 9, 2019
On to Cincinnati. pic.twitter.com/vTdnZnwTvx
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) December 9, 2019
Chiefs 23, Pats 16
⬇️ OL, Cannon/Newhouse on FG, Jon Jones
⬆️ J.C. Jackson, Nate Ebner, Tom Brady
🏠 win streak ends at 21
💡Bright spot: Comeback bid
🦓 Tough day for refs
🗣 Fans boo at half
😮🧳 Chiefs equipment late
2️⃣ snaps: N’Keal Harry (hip)
🐅 “On to Cincinnati”
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 9, 2019
We’re on to Cincinnati.
— Peter Stringer (@peterstringer) December 9, 2019
For those who don’t recall, head coach Bill Belichick uttered the now-famous “On to Cincinnati” phrase after the Patriots were boat-raced by the Chiefs in Week 4 of the 2014 season. New England responded with a 26-point win over Cincinnati the following week and only dropped two games the rest of the way en route to a Super Bowl XLIX title.
The Patriots will be looking to make a similar statement this Sunday when they visit Paul Brown Stadium in their final road game of the regular season.
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