The Kansas City Chiefs’ sacking of the New England Patriots on Monday night football last week came up trumps for ESPN on the Nielsen Twitter ratings. The Chiefs dominated the Patriots on both sides of the ball and racked up 779,000 tweets, reaching 6.88 million twitter accounts on the way to a 41-14 win.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a mediocre night, completing 14 of 23 passes for 159 yards. At 37 years old, Brady’s poor performance led to speculation that his best days are behind him and his weak offensive line had its share of armchair critics. Chiefs fans, however, were more interested in commenting on Twitter about the noise level at Arrowhead Stadium, which won back its title as the country’s loudest outdoor venue when the noise reached 142.2 decibels during the game.
Great job #ChiefsKingdom for once again making Arrowhead the loudest stadium in the world! Awesome to be a part of that and getting the win!
— Cairo Santos (@cairosantos19) Sept. 30, 2014
— Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) Sept. 30, 2014
142.2!! #ChiefsKingdom showed up tonight…worlds loudest stadium…right here in KC where it belongs!
— Chase Daniel (@ChaseDaniel) Sept. 30, 2014
The Patriots claimed the No. 2 spot on the Nielsen Twitter ratings when the team reversed its Kansas City misfortunes and thrashed the Cincinnati Bengals 43-17 on NBC. The Pats were happy to be home, their defense shined and Brady surpassed 50,000 yards in career passing to earn the game ball and praise on Twitter.
50,000 yards? Yeah, we'd say that deserves a game ball. pic.twitter.com/Zq0WA5I2bk
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) Oct. 6, 2014
For the first time in 7 years, the #Patriots defense did not allow a 3rd-down conversion Sunday (Bengals were 0-for-7).
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) Oct. 8, 2014
The Twitter ratings showed CBS scoring well with its football broadcasts, but only one pro baseball game finished in the top 10.