Andy Reid's Record Against Bill Belichick Suggests High-Scoring Affair
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The four remaining teams in the NFL Playoffs all have a few things in common, but the glaring similarity is the elite coach leading each one of them.
That statement couldn't be made any clearer than the matchup taking place at Arrowhead Stadium between the New England Patriots, led by Bill Belichick, and the Kansas City Chiefs, led by Andy Reid. They're two of the most successful and most respected coaches in the NFL right now. But what's most interesting to notice is how much success Reid's offenses have had against Belichick's defenses.
What is Andy Reid's record against Bill Belichick?
Belichick owns the overall edge with a 6-2 record against Reid and 2-0 record against Reid in the NFL Playoffs. However, Belichick has coached 342 games (postseason included) and only seven times have his teams allowed 40 points or more. Three of those instances came at the expense of Reid's offenses.
The latest of those games came back in Week 6 when KC went toe-to-toe with New England up in Foxborough but came away with the narrow 43-40 defeat. The Chiefs only had nine points at halftime but ended up hanging 31 points in the second half, thanks to three Tyreek Hill touchdowns.
Who could forget the season-opening game in 2017, when the Alex Smith-led Chiefs walked right into Foxborough and stunned the Patriots on Banner Night by the score of 42-27? Also, the 41-14 drubbing back in 2014, which was actually the Patriots' last trip to Arrowhead.
Yet another 40-point performance is certainly possible for a Reid-led KC team. After all, this Chiefs' offense is piling up numbers at a historic rate, and the Patriots' defense has allowed at least 26 points in five of their eight road games -- they allowed 30+ in four of those eight.
Needless to say, this is going to be an absolute battle at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday night. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is an underdog for the first time in 68 starts (postseason included) so you know he'll be fired up and ready to take on the crazy KC crowd.
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