FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts– The Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) earned its first victory to kick off the NFL season by defeating the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium 42-27 on Thursday night. Alex Smith was 28-of-35 for 368 yards and four touchdowns, without an interception. He made key plays including a 75-yarder to Tyreek Hill in the third quarter and a 78-yarder to rookie running back Kareem Hunt early in the fourth. Meanwhile rookie running back Kareem Hunt, became only the third player since 1970 with 150 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns in his NFL debut, joining Marshall Faulk (1994) and Billy Sims (1980).
Reminder: This is Kareem Hunt's first NFL game. pic.twitter.com/ydnzxff5iF
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) 8 september 2017
The New England Patriots (0-1) Tom Brady was only 16-of-36 for 267 yards, without a TD or interception.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post