The New England Patriots were routed 41-14 last night by the Kansas City Chiefs as the famous franchise struggled to find any answers to Andy Reid's perfect game plan.
And as the dust settles on what was a humiliating night for all involved for New England, the Monday night road game is set to go down in the record books as one of the worst nights of the Bill Belichick era.
Fans at Arrowhead Stadium may have set a record for 'loudest' outdoor sports stadium during the game last night but the Patriots themselves were not be outdone in the record-setting department.
As veteran quarterback Tom Brady struggled to get anything going offensively in the deafening atmosphere, and the Pats defense were left constantly bamboozled by Andy Reid’s Chiefs, a number of unwanted titles headed the way of the 2014 New England Patriots:
- The 303 yards allowed by the New England Patriots in the first half against the Chiefs was the most ever given up in the Bill Belichick era.
- The 41 total points scored by the Chiefs is tied for most ever given up by the Patriots under Belichick - lost 41-17 to San Diego Chargers in 2005 and 41-34 to San Francisco 49ers in 2012.
- Only against the Buffalo Bills in 2003 when they lost by 31 points has the margin of defeat for a Belichick led Patriots been greater than Monday night against the Chiefs (27 points).
As you may expect considering the Patriots' all round horror show on Monday night, their future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady was well below par.
Having struggled all season to get the offense going, MNF brought about a low not seen from Brady for quite some time.
After throwing for two interceptions and fumbling once during the game Brady finished with a QBR of just 11.6 - his lowest in regular season action since 2006.
The veteran QB was even effectively benched in the fourth quarter as rookie Jimmy Garoppolo came in during garbage time to get his first taste of NFL action.
Chiefs deserve credit
As bad as the New England Patriots were last night, the Kansas City Chiefs deserve credit for the way they took the game to their opponents all night.
Returning running back stud Jamaal Charles was the pick of the bunch for Kansas City, registering three touchdowns and 108 total yards.
Quarterback Alex Smith meanwhile, in contrast to his opposite number Brady, recorded a passer rating of 144.4 - the third highest ever from a QB against a Belichick Patriots team.
It doesn't get any easier for the New England Patriots next week with the 3-0 Cincinnati Bengals up next.