By Tim BrittonOne thing the Patriots know they must do in the future is start games stronger, especially on the offensive end.
New England's once-potent offense has slumbered in the early stages of games lately, scoring just nine points in the first quarter of their last four games.
"We have to do a better job of starting the game with better plays, with better execution," offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien said. "We have to continue to go out and execute and have good plays and have good practices and start the game faster. I believe we adjusted well during the game in the first half, in the first quarter going into the second quarter. And then, obviously, in the second half we played better. We just have to start faster."
That was again the case against a mediocre Chiefs defense on Monday night, with New England getting blanked on its first four possessions -- totaling 23 yards on 21 plays, in the process. The Pats were able to open it up late in the second quarter, scoring 10 ...