The Kansas City Chiefs are 1-0 and riding high after pulling off an impressive victory over the defending Super Bowl champions Thursday night. With a strong fourth quarter, the Chiefs came back from a 27-21 deficit to earn a convincing 42-27 win over the New England Patriots.
Tom Brady finished the game without a touchdown pass and completed just 44.4 percent of his attempts. The last time he finished a game with less than half of his passes completed was four years ago.
On the other side, Alex Smith had a career night for the Chiefs. He finished with 368 passing yards and four touchdowns, while rookie third-round pick Kareem Hunt complemented him with 148 rushing yards, 98 receiving yards, and three total touchdowns.
Here are the three main reasons the Chiefs got the big win over the Patriots:
Elliott was suspended for six games by the NFL following his alleged involvement in a domestic violence incident with an ex-girlfriend, and the suspension was upheld upon appeal. Following the suspension, the NFL and the NFL Players Association made the situation more contentious; the league accused the union of victim-shaming in preparing its testimony, and the union hit back.
Elliott’s suspension is set to be the longest domestic violence suspension the league has levied. In 2015, the NFL suspended then-Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy for 10 games Cheap Pirates Jerseys in a domestic violence case, but the suspension was later reduced to four games by an arbitrator.
Arbitrator Harold Henderson as of Tuesday night had not yet formally Cheap Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys announced his decision, and there was still a chance the Cowboys running back Cheap Quality Soccer Jerseys could see the field Week 1 against the Giants pending additional legal action.