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Sep 25, 2014 8:58 PM

New England Patriots defense must stop Kansas City Chiefs ground game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Vince Wilfork has played only two career games in Kansas City. That’s more than enough for New England’s All-Pro nose tackle to know exactly how loud Arrowhead Stadium will get on Monday night. “They’re probably one of the loudest, between them and Seattle, are the loudest stadiums I’ve ever played in,” Wilfork said Thursday in anticipation of the Patriots (2-1) primetime matchup with the Chiefs (1-2). “It’s going to be rocking. I know it will.” Fortunately for Wilfork and the rest of the Patriots defense, crowd noise won’t be nearly as much of a factor for them as it will for quarterback Tom Brady and the offense. That’s a good thing, too, because they’ll already have their hands full trying to slow the Chiefs potent rushing attack, which is averaging 124.7 yards per game despite the absence of their star running back last week. Three-time Pro Bowler Jamaal Charles left Kansas City’s second game of the season against Denver with an ankle injury and sat out the Chiefs’ win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. After the team had Tuesday and Wednesday off, Charles returned to practice Thursday and coach Andy Reid said he expects him to play against the Patriots. Not that it seems to matter, though.


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