KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Larry Johnson keeps proving he’s very capable of replacing Priest Holmes.


The moody, third-year running back who earlier this season complained about a lack of playing time, tore through New England’s injury-tattered defense for 119 yards and a touchdown Sunday. Kansas City also intercepted four of Tom Brady’s passes in a 26-16 victory over the Patriots.


Free safety Greg Wesley intercepted three passes by Brady, who had only six picks coming into the game; three of Sunday’s interceptions were on deflections.


Sammy Knight grabbed the fourth when the ball bounced off Tim Dwight’s hands, stopping the Patriots in the final period when they had some momentum after drawing within 10 points.


Two of Wesley’s interceptions set up field goals by Lawrence Tynes, who tied an NFL record with four 3-pointers in one period.


Johnson, running behind an offensive line bolstered by the return of Pro Bowl left tackle Willie Roaf, pounded New England (6-5) inside and out, displaying a Holmes-like patience behind his blockers that was missing his first two years.


Johnson, who had a franchise-record 211 yards rushing against Houston the previous week, has 462 yards in three games since three-time Pro Bowler Holmes went on injured reserve. His four straight 100-yard games are one short of Holmes’ team record. He had a 1-yard TD plunge in the first quarter and also caught five passes for 53 yards, including a 30-yard gain on a screen pass.


Brady overthrew several receivers in the first half and was 22-for-40 for 248 yards.


The Chiefs scored on five of their first six possessions, including Tynes’ 12 points in the second period. He hit from 25, 30, 33 and 47 yards in the quarter.


New England coach Bill Belichick, who missed two days of practice attending to family business and funeral services for his father, Steve, watched his two-time defending Super Bowl champions dominated in almost every phase while falling behind 26-3 41/2 minutes into the third quarter.


It was the fourth time this year the Patriots were held to three points or fewer in the first half.


Dante Hall got behind rookie cornerback Ellis Hobbs, one of several reserves the injury-weakened Patriots have pressed into service, and hauled in Trent Green’s 52-yard pass for a 26-3 lead.


After Brady connected with Daniel Graham and Dwight for long gainers on consecutive throws, Patrick Pass scored on a 1-yard run to make it 26-10 late in the third.


Then Johnson made just about his only mistake of the day and fumbled, with Ty Warren recovering on the KC 21.


Nine plays later, Brady hit Christian Fauria in the back of the end zone with a 1-yard toss. The 2-point conversion pass failed.


The Chiefs scored on all five of their first-half possessions, getting a touchdown on Johnson’s 1-yard run and then Tynes’ field goals.


Adam Vinatieri had a 21-yarder for New England in the second period.


The Chiefs’ Samie Parker, who has missed most of the season with injury, caught five passes for 76 yards.


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