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Chad Johnson had a great self-deprecating tweet about Patriots tenure

Chad Johnson had a great self-deprecating tweet about Patriots tenure

You can criticize Chad Johnson for a lot of things, but a lack of self-awareness isn't one of them.

The talented wide receiver -- known from 2008 to 2012 as Chad Ochocinco -- spent the 2011 season with the New England Patriots after 10 stellar years with the Cincinnati Bengals.

But Johnson's brief Patriots tenure was anything but stellar ... and he knows it. Here's Johnson coming out of the blue Thursday night on Twitter to poke fun at his rough 2011 campaign.

In Johnson's defense, his 18.4 yards per reception in 2011 was the highest average of his career.

Was that number inflated because he only caught 15 passes for 276 yards (both career lows) and one touchdown in 15 games? Sure. Did he also have a 46.9 percent catch rate, make several drops in key situations and fail to get on the same page with quarterback Tom Brady. Yup.

So, yes, Johnson's stats with the Patriots are laughable, considering he was just two years removed from a Pro Bowl campaign in 2009 and already had seven 1,000-yard seasons under his belt.

But hey: at least he's self-aware.

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Julian Edelman's latest hype video cites Patriots bulletin board material

Julian Edelman's latest hype video cites Patriots bulletin board material

The New England Patriots don't like being counted out. And Julian Edelman is letting everyone know it ahead of their Sunday afternoon matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Edelman took to Twitter on Sunday to release a hype video ahead of the Chiefs game. This week, the clip was mostly an amalgamation of various clips of analysts that are counting the Patriots out after their loss to the Texans.

Here's a look at the video.

Included among the thoughts about the Patriots:

"Tom Brady is no longer elite." 

"The offense just has no weapons whatsoever."

"It's the end of the dynasty."

Safe to say, Edelman didn't take kindly to these. And he will use them as bulletin board material along with the rest of the Patriots.

And we all know what the Patriots do with bulletin board material.

The Patriots and Chiefs will kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET. Coverage for the game starts at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Boston with Patriots Pregame Live.

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Patriots vs. Chiefs live stream: Watch NFL Week 14 game online

Patriots vs. Chiefs live stream: Watch NFL Week 14 game online

Sunday's Week 14 showdown between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium has been circled on NFL fans' calendars for many months.

When the schedule came out, this game was among the most anticipated of the 2019 season, and it's easy to understand why. These teams met twice last year, and each game ranked among the very best of the 2018 campaign. The Patriots beat the Chiefs 43-40 at home in Week 6, then beat KC again at Arrowhead Stadium with a thrilling 37-31 overtime victory in the AFC Championship Game.

This matchup will have huge implications for the AFC playoff race, too. A Patriots win helps them keep pace with the Baltimore Ravens for the No. 1 seed in the conference.The Patriots and Ravens have identical 10-2 records, but Baltimore owns the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Chiefs lead the AFC West, and a win would go a long way in helping them contend for a top two seed. A loss would likely end Kansas City's hope of earning a first-round playoff bye.

Will the Patriots improve to 3-0 against Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, or will the reigning MVP earn a huge victory and move Kansas City closer to a top-two seed?

Here‚Äôs how and when to watch Patriots vs. Chiefs online. Be sure to also watch ‚ÄúPregame Live‚ÄĚ at 2:30 p.m. ET and ‚ÄúPostgame Live‚ÄĚ at 7:30 p.m. ET, all on NBC Sports Boston. Michael Holley, Albert Breer, Tom E. Curran, Phil Perry, Ted Johnson, D.J. Bean and former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel will break down the game from every angle.

When: Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4:25 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS
Live Stream: FuboTV

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