Oct 06, 2020 4:31 PM

Chiefs lean on defense to beat Patriots 26-10 in COVID-19-delayed game

Posted Oct 06, 2020 4:31 PM

--Asssociated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman had short touchdown catches and the Kansas City defense shut down a Patriots' offense missing quarterback Cam Newton as the Chiefs beat New England 26-10 in a game postponed by positive COVID-19 tests on each team.

The matchup between the Patriots and the Super Bowl champs was supposed to be Sunday, but it was put on pause when New England confirmed a player later revealed to be Newton tested positive for COVID-19. Chiefs practice squad QB Jordan Ta'amu also tested positive, forcing the NFL to postpone the game.

The Chiefs led just 6-3 at halftime before pulling away over the final two quarters.