BSJ Game Report: Chiefs 23, Patriots 16 – Comeback comes up short as officials not up to task

(Adam Richins for BSJ)

FOXBOROUGH — Everything you need to know from the Patriots’ loss to the Chiefs in quickie form, with BSJ insight and analysis:


Offense doesn't do enough again: There's plenty to talk about after this one, but the bottom line is the Patriots offense scored 16 points, needed 24 to win the game, and couldn't get it done. After opening the game with a touchdown on a trick play, the Patriots scored only one more touchdown and that was setup by a Nate Ebner blocked punt. New England had five drives with three plays or less. Tom Brady completed just 52.8 percent of his passes and had a 63.3 rating. He was sacked three times as protection was definitely an issue.

Officiating was terrible: Will have to wait until a film review to say the Patriots definitely got a raw deal in this one, but suffice it to say that the officiating by Jerome Boger's crew was absolutely terrible. They were