Video: Chiefs’ Reggie Ragland picks off Tom Brady in the end zone
The New England Patriots — and most notably veteran quarterback Tom Brady — are known for not turning the ball over. However, the Kansas City Chiefs defense managed to get the better of Brady and the Patriots for at least one crucial play on Sunday evening at Arrowhead Stadium.
Brady, who had not thrown a postseason interception in his last 237 attempts, was finally picked off by Chiefs linebacker Reggie Ragland early in the second quarter with New England driving once again. With the Patriots already up 7-0, thanks to an immediate rushing touchdown from rookie running back Sony Michel, it appeared as though New England would be digging such a hole even deeper as Brady had his team inching closer to the end zone once again.
Though a 14-0 Patriots lead seemed inevitable at this point, Ragland came to the rescue much to the delight of the Chiefs faithful in Kansas City.
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Despite the fact that the Chiefs offense, captained by second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes, remains deadly, Kansas City has yet to score any points whatsoever, making the Ragland interception that much bigger of a play. Yes, the especially potent Chiefs can strike at any time, but a 14-0 lead in the cold against Brady and Patriots could have been simply too much to overcome. However, the game remains a one-score affair with Ragland currently producing the outing’s most pivotal play — especially for the Chiefs.
The Patriots will head into the locker room at halftime up just 14-0 while Brady has surprisingly thrown more picks than touchdowns thus far into this year’s AFC Championship Game.