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New England’s downward trending offense continued to sputter Monday as 76,613 watched the Chiefs pitch a shutout for the first 41 minutes, 34 seconds and held the Patriots to a season-low 290 yards of total offense in a 41-14 win.
The Chiefs’ Husain Abdullah returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown Monday night, slid on his knees and bowed in prayer. His celebration drew a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, but the NFL said Tuesday that Abdullah should not have been penalized. The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a statement asking that the NFL take steps in response to the penalty.
In a week in which Kansas City will be showcased on national television in three different sports — football, baseball and auto racing — the Chiefs dominated the vaunted New England Patriots 41-14 in front of a crowd of 76,613 at Arrowhead Stadium.
The night that changed the Kansas City Chiefs’ season — a 41-14 victory over the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium in front of a national audience on “Monday Night Football” — came out like a fist fight and ended like a party. The NFL changes fast, faster than any of our other sports, but even by those standards this was a bolt of lightning.
A post-mortem analysis of the brain of Jovan Belcher, the Chiefs linebacker who killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins in a Dec. 1, 2012, murder-suicide, found the 25-year-old linebacker was likely suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, The Star has learned. CTE is a degenerative brain disease found among people who’ve suffered repeated head trauma, including football players.