Young QBs like Patrick Mahomes have struggled on road vs. Pats
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots have had many notable accomplishments in the 19 years of the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era, and Sunday night’s showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs brings one to the forefront.
The Patriots are 23-0 at home in the regular season against quarterbacks younger than 25 years old, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information. It started with a win over Tim Couch and the Cleveland Browns in 2001, while the most recent game to fall into this category was the 2018 opener against Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans.
Patrick Mahomes will attempt to be the first QB under 25 to win in Foxborough in the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era. The youngest to win there was Colin Kaepernick at the age of 25 in 2012. Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire
Next up: Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who became the first player to throw for 10 touchdowns in a team’s first two games. He turned 23 on Sept. 17.
As one would expect from a Belichick-coached team, the Patriots aren’t relying on history to win them a game Sunday night.
“He’s looking like he’s been playing in the league for a few years,” linebacker Dont’a Hightower