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When the Kansas City Chiefs faced off against the New England Patriots in Week 6, the Pats managed to come out on top, 43-40. The teams combined for 30 points in the fourth quarter and, hopefully, we can have a game half as good as that in the AFC Championship. 


However, since then both teams have changed up their rosters a bit, but no change was as big as the  Chiefs cutting Kareem Hunt after video surfaced of his assault earlier in the year. It hasn't affected the Chiefs too much so far this season, but Hunt was a big part of the gameplan the last time these two teams played. 

Hunt was actually a game breaker in both games he's had against the Patriots. In 2017 he rushed for 148 yards and a touchdown along with catching 5 passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns. That's a combined 431 yards and four touchdowns in two career games. But that doesn't matter now as Hunt will not be suiting up for the Chiefs on Sunday or ever again. 


Hunt might play for the Bears next year, however. 

While it does hurt the Chiefs a bit on the field, it's not the end of the world as Damian Williams has filled in admirably since getting the starting job. In the four games since he's taken over as the starter, Williams has 332 yards and four touchdowns to go along with 19 receptions for 144 yards and one touchdown.


Without Hunt, the Chiefs are going to have to rely on Williams to perform against the Patriots if they want to make their first trip to the Super Bowl since 1970.


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