You could tell from the reaction on the field during and after the play that Chiefs LB Breeland Speaks though Tom Brady had unloaded the football, which is why he let up. It’s a great coaching moment — and more fuel for the fire regarding the new hitting of the QB rule. But it probably didn’t matter. A defensive holding penalty away from the ball would have given the Patriots first-and-goal from the 1. The Chiefs don’t keep the Patriots out of the end zone from there.

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