The New England Patriots took an early lead over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday with a pretty unconventional scoring drive, but given the struggles of quarterback Tom Brady and his offense in recent weeks, they'll certainly take it.
The Patriots couldn't get anything going on their first drive, but they picked up two first downs on third-down pass interference penalties. After the second penalty, the Patriots went into their bag of tricks with a flea flicker play.
Brady received a lateral from running back James White and found wide receiver Julian Edelman deep down the field for a 37-yard touchdown.
Run. Run. Pass. Penalty. First down.— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) December 8, 2019
Run. Run. Pass. Penalty. First down.
Run... nope flea-flicker. Touchdown.
Take a look at the scoring play in the video below:
The Patriots came into Sunday's Week 14 matchup having scored an average of just 18 points over their last four games. Going right down the field and scoring a touchdown on the opening possession -- even with the aid of two penalties -- is exactly what the defending champions needed against a Chiefs team that scores the third-most points per game.
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