"We've got a lot of clutch players and we have no problems grinding it out", Brady said. "Glad we had our last shot and glad we took advantage of it".
The Chiefs didn't have a lot of things going for them in this game, so to come away with a three-point defeat isn't the most back-breaking feeling in the world. Kansas City went into this game without All-Pro safety Eric Berry once again.
Defensive back Duron Harmon on the Chiefs' last touchdown, the 75-yard pass from Mahomes to Hill: "He's by far the fastest person that I've ever came in contact with".
"We're playing forever", Brady appeared to tell Gronkowski on the field in footage from NBC Boston.
The journey to 43-40 was as entertaining and jammed with intrigue as any other regular-season game in recent memory.
He was able to complete some long passes to get the Chiefs into the red zone.
Everything changed in the second half.
Michel rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's victory, his second 100-yard game this season.
But Kansas City kept coming.
Coach Bill Belichick on the challenge of facing the Chiefs offense, which can make big plays with Mahomes and Hill: "Yeah, he did that".
Overall, Gostkowski was a flawless 5-for-5, hitting field goals of 48, 24, 39, 50 and 28-yards on the evening.
The Chiefs also started 5-0 last season before losing six of their last 11 and falling in the wild-card round of the playoffs.
When Durant stunned the National Basketball Association in July 2016 by defecting from the Thunder to the already-mighty Warriors, a conspiracy theory even made the rounds that Nike was pulling the strings on that move, intentionally putting him on Curry's squad to blunt the latter's burgeoning effectiveness in both the MVP race and in the lucrative sneaker market. Actually, you're right, everyone in National Football League history is a lesser quarterback, so let's just say most quarterbacks would be thrilled with his statistics and outcome from this one.
Tom Brady once again proved that you can't give him time to lead a game-winning drive and Rob Gronkowski showed that he is almost impossible to tackle. The Chiefs were trailing 40-33, looking to tie the game with a scoring drive.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) is stopped by New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) and defensive end Trey Flowers (98) on a carry in the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on Sunday.
The Patriots now have at least one interception in each of their first six games of the season. A three-point loss to New England on the road with multiple defensive starters out isn't a tough loss by any means.
Hill put on an impressive performance as he finished with seven receptions for 142 yards and three touchdowns. After the David Andrews snap, the play seemed to take forever as Brady desperately looked for anyone.