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Patriots 27, Chiefs 3, End 3rd: Big Plays Have Patriots Rolling Into Fourth

After falling behind 0-3 in the first quarter, it's been all New England, with a 17-point third quarter seemingly putting this game firmly in the "win column" for the Patriots.

For the first time in what seems like forever, the Patriots took the ball to start the second half and came out with some fire. A quick pass to BenJarvus Green-Ellis was good for 25 yards, giving Tom Brady the 15th most passing yards all-time. While the next series of downs would produce a 3rd-and-8, Brady would find Hernandez for a first down before turning to the ground game to get into the red zone. Now facing a 3rd-and-2 inside the 20, the Patriots turned to a rare short toss to Rob Gronkowski. The tight end came through, blowing past a defender and once again finding his footing down the sideline for the first and more, as he flipped head-over-heels into the end zone for the touchdown.

Four plays later, and the Patriots found themselves right back for more. After a strong defensive series forced a 3-and-out, Julian Edelman did some quick dancing after the catch and caught the Chiefs' special teams unit on the wrong foot. A quick burst to the right, and Edelman found a hole, cruising past the last man and into the end zone for six more.

If that wasn't enough, Kyle Arrington's second interception led to three more points as BenJarvus Green-Ellis pushed piles all the way to the 1-yard line before the drive stalled out on a strong defensive play by the Chiefs that prevented a Danny Woodhead touchdown catch.