Jarrett Stidham replaces Brian Hoyer as Patriots quarterback

The New England Patriots have benched Brian Hoyer and replaced him with Jarrett Stidham at quarterback.

What It Means:

Hoyer was miserable during the first half, and continued those woes into the first drive of the second quarter. He had multiple misplaced throws, took a sack at the end of the first half that cost the time-out-less Pats a field goal attempt, and killed another drive to open the second half.

On the bright side, Stidham had the Pats' first touchdown-drive of the night, connecting with N'Keal Harry for a score, but unfortunately "allowed" an interception on a dropped pass to Julian Edelman that the Kansas City Chiefs returned for a score.