Another disappointing night on offense for the New England Patriots saw them crash to a damaging road loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tom Brady and the Patriots fell to a heavy 41-14 defeat at Arrowhead Stadium largely thanks to Chiefs Quarterback Alex Smith's three passing touchdowns.
Jamaal Charles got the first score of the night after he ran in a two yard touchdown with just over two minutes left in the first quarter.
Charles scored three touchdowns on the night with his first being the only rushing one, he received a five yard and an eight yard pass respectively to complete his scoring.
Travis Kelce's two yard reception at the start of the fourth quarter along with two successful field goals by kicker Cairo Santos build an unassailable lead for the Chiefs.
Just when the Patriots fans thought it couldn't get any worse, Brady threw a pick-6 right to Safety Husain Abdullah.
It wasn't all bad for the Patriots as Brady threw a 44 yard touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell in the third quarter before second string Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo hit star Tight-end Rob Gronkowski for a 13 yard touchdown for the last score of the game.
It was a strong performance by the Chiefs who have now equalled their record at 2-2 with a 1-1 home record.
New England are also on a 2-2 record but having been clawed back, their struggling offense continues to come under fire.
For the Chiefs, who are coming off the back of two straight wins against AFC East opposition, they face a tricky visit to the Levi's Stadium to take on the newly rejuvenated San Francisco 49ers.
Up next for the Patriots is a return to Foxborough to welcome the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals and they will need to find their offensive pattern by then or they risk embarrassment on their home field.
The end of New England?
The Patriots have only failed to win the AFC East division on one occasion in the last 11 years but their reign may now be in trouble.
However with the Patriots 2-2 record, they are level with the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins who all also have equal records.
Following their dominant victory over the Oakland Raiders at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, the Dolphins are the only team on a winning streak in the division right now.
None of the other three teams have yet to seize upon New England's struggling season and with the New York Jets the only team with a 1-3 record, the division is wide open.
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