The AFC West appears one of the most balanced divisions in the NFL, but the same cannot be said of the NFC West.
He got the first two carries of the night — for gains of 9 yards and 1 yard — as the crowd mostly booed his return to the place where he spent the first 10 seasons of his career. That first run turned out to be the highlight for Peterson, who was used less and less as the Saints became more one-dimensional.
“Of course it’s tough. I’m your ultimate competitor. It was tough. But I knew the type of situation I was coming into. So at the end of the day, we just gotta figure out how we can just do better,” Peterson said of his timeshare with Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara in New Orleans’ pass-heavy offense.
Payton, when asked if it was difficult to rotate three running backs into the game flow, said: “It only becomes difficult when you become one-dimensional. And that happened too early in the fourth Cheap Jerseys Cycling quarter.”
Turnover on downs. After an apparent third-down touchdown pass from Cheap Jerseys China Paypal Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski was reversed upon review, the Chiefs came up with a huge stop on a fourth-and-1 Mike Gillislee carry to take over on their own 10-yard line. What could have been a two-touchdown lead for New England remained a one-score game.
Turnover. Not the best start for Chiefs rookie running back Kareem Hunt, who never lost a fumble in four years of college. Hunt lost the ball on his first NFL carry, the Chiefs’ first offensive play of the game, and the Patriots’ Devin McCourty recovered on Kansas City’s 32-yard line.