Writer predictions, Week 6: Can the Chiefs pull off another major road win over the Patriots?

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 7: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on September 7, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 7: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on September 7, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

As the Chiefs keep rolling over every single opponent to start a difficult schedule, AA writers make their picks on whether or not K.C. can make it six straight.

The Kansas City Chiefs have made it five straight. That means five straight victories over five straight tough opponents putting up five straight statements to the rest of the NFL that Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid are a combination to be reckoned with. Five straight significant wins to start the season.

Making it six straight will take another monumental effort. The New England Patriots need no introduction as the toughest opponent of a generation (and maybe ever) and the Chiefs are coming in wounded at several key positions. The offensive line, the pass rush, the secondary—all parties involved are hurting.

Our Arrowhead Addict team of writers recently sat down at our imaginary round table and once again made their predictions on whether or not the Chiefs could make it six in a row.

Drew Brooks
The Chiefs are going into Foxborough to meet an angry Tom Brady who has thrown five interceptions in his last three games. However, I think Patrick Mahomes has what it takes to beat Brady in a shootout. It should be a really close game until the end, but ultimately I think the Chiefs will come out on top. Bold prediction of the week: the Chiefs defense stops the Patriots in the redzone to win the game. Chiefs 45, Patriots 38

Chantel Buchi
If Patrick Mahomes and his offensive line can take on the best defensive team (Jaguars) with ease, there is no question they can take on the No. 16 defensive team. But Tom Brady, the GOAT, can definitely take on the worst defensive team in the league. The Chiefs defense need to be on their A-game for KC to win. But if this is truly K.C.’s first loss, at least they lost to the Greatest—and by a small measure. Patriots 31, Chiefs 24

Matt Conner
Will the Chiefs good fortune run out? Is Patrick Mahomes slowly coming back to earth? Is the Chiefs defense real or was it a lucky performane against Blake Bortles? Are the Pats witless against Andy Reid or ready to start coming together for another deep postseason run? You could flip a coin and know more about this match-up than me. A total guess here. Patriots 21, Chiefs 20

Jalon Dodson
High-scoring affair. The defense will do its best to stand tall in the beginning stages of the game, but will most likely falter under the clutches of Tom Brady. The offense, however, will do its job and punish the opposing defense, making this game a fun one to watch. Chiefs 31, Patriots 24

Lyle Graversen
Andy Reid has dominated the New England Patriots (at least in the regular season) since he came to Kansas City. The Patriots defense has just been middle of the road so far so I think the Chiefs will put up some points. The Patriots will put up points too with Tom Brady and company but the Chiefs find a way to out pace them and remain unbeaten. Chiefs 34, Patriots 30

Matthew Loomis
The Patriots dynasty may not last much longer, but that doesn’t mean they are declining right now. The Pats have not yet lost such an important game as this one. I think Brady still has enough in the tank to get it done. Patriots 37, Chiefs 34

Rylan Stiles
The Chiefs defense falls back to reality, and the offense can’t make up for it. Mahomes has a big night on the big stage, but it isn’t big enough. Patriots 31, Chiefs 28

Ellen Tolsma
Here it is, the Chiefs’ first loss on the season. The Patriots have been playing well and are coming off a mini-bye week. The Chiefs are looking at some injuries that are worrisome. This is a revenge game for the Patriots after the embarrassment of last season. While I don’t like picking against the Chiefs, I just think that in this one, the stars are aligning in the Patriots’ favor. Patriots 34, Chiefs 24

Grant Tuttle
While I think the Chiefs are the superior team, this will be a revenge game for the Patriots. In a game that appears to be a potential shootout, both quarterbacks will make great plays.I think the Patriots will eke by with a win, because the Chiefs have to lose sometime, right? Patriots 38, Chiefs 35

Farzin Vousoughian
There has been some inconsistency under Andy Reid in beating great teams, but losing to bad ones. Reid seems to have the perfect game plan against the Patriots, as seen in the last two regular season meetings. This time, he has Patrick Mahomes and he’s overdue for a big game. Chiefs 41, Patriots 31

Thomas Welte
The Chiefs have started off red hot this year, but they are set for a crash course against the crown jewel of the AFC in the New England Patriots. Regardless of overall records and the fact that the Chiefs have had some regular season success against New England, when you have the greatest quarterback in the history of this sport on the field your team always has a shot. Oh, and Tom Brady is pretty good too. I expect a close game with the Patriots inking out a victory in a shootout. Patriots 38, Chiefs 31

Jesse Whisler
Chiefs and Patriots get into a high scoring game, Chiefs are able to generate more big plays. Patrick Mahomes throws 5 TDs with two going to Ty Hill. Brady throws 2 picks, both to Kendall Fuller. Chiefs 45, Patriots 34