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Chiefs Look for Revenge in the AFC Title Game Against the Patriots; Three Keys to a Win

Sunday night at frigid Arrowhead Stadium the Chiefs and Patriots will do battle for the second richest prize in the sport, that being the chance to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl in a couple of weeks in Atlanta.

The Pats and Chiefs are 1-2 in the AFC, and while it’s hard to bet against Tom Brady, the Chiefs are hoping for a better result than the first time around when the teams played in New England earlier this season.

Today we look at three things the Chiefs need to do to avenge that earlier loss, a 43-40 win for the Pats, and how this time around it can be different for Kansas City.

1. Pressure Brady

The last meeting which saw 83 points scored saw the Chiefs get to Tom Brady for a pair of sacks, but overall they need to find a way to put more pressure on him this time around.

The footing in Kansas City might be such that dropping back to pass could be an issue with the snow and possible mud and what not, so it might be easier to get to Brady, who of course will try to get the ball out quickly.

2. Get Williams Going Early

Chiefs running back Damien Williams did little in the first meeting due to the fact that Kareem Hunt was still on the roster as the number one back.

This time around Williams is the lead back, and his ability to run or catch is going to be a huge key for the success of the Chiefs offense.

Look for the Chiefs to get Williams into space and get some early momentum. If they can do that, it will give them a much better chance to get the win.

3. Win the Turnover Battle

With the weather calling for snow and cold, it could turn into a game where the classic case of whoever wins the turnover battle wins the game.

In the case of the Chiefs, they have to make sure to be careful with the ball, but also have to find a way to get it out of the Pats hands when they have it.

At the same time, they have to not allow players like Sony Michel to break easy tackles just because they are going for the strip of the football.

The Chiefs lost the turnover battle 2-1 in the first game, and lost the game by three, so go figure.

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