The Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Los Angeles Chargers by a score of 30-24 on Sunday. But what’s more upsetting is that Chiefs head coach Andy Reid left Arrowhead Stadium in an ambulance after the game.
NFL Network correspondent James Palmer was one of the first to break the news on social media.
“Chiefs announced Andy Reid was feeling ill, so he did not address media out of caution. I can confirm he left the stadium in an ambulance,” Palmer wrote. “Players didn’t know he wasn’t feeling well and were told he should be ok. Everything is pointing toward the Chiefs taking every precaution.”
The team gave word afterward that Reid had been feeling ill. But even so, the 63-year-old coach was on the sideline for the entire matchup. Dave Toub, the assistant head coach, and special teams coordinator answered questions after the game in Reid’s place.
“He just wasn’t feeling well after the game,” Toub said. “He did talk to the team and it was a good talk. Pretty much, ‘You have to quit the turnovers.'”
Sunday’s game against the Chargers could have been a big milestone game for coach Reid. He currently has 99 wins as the head coach of the Chiefs (regular season and playoffs) and a win on Sunday would have made it an even 100. But instead, he left the game with loss number 45 since arriving in Kansas City back in 2013.
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As for Super Bowl-winning quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Sunday will be a day to forget. It most definitely was not his best performance. He threw two interceptions and the offense as a whole lost two fumbles, equating to four total turnovers. And according to the assistant head coach, that’s exactly what Coach Reid harped on before he was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
But Mahomes said after the game that Coach Reid seemed like he was doing just fine.
“[Head coach Andy Reid] came in and talked to us and he seemed fine on the sideline, as well,” Mahomes said.
Kansas Chiefs star safety Tryann Mathieu took to social media after the game to offer up his thoughts. He posted the following message to his official Twitter account:
“I’m praying for my Head Coach and I’m hoping you can send up prayers with me!! One of the best men and teachers I’ve been around!!! GOD please show us your mercy!”
The defending AFC champions are now 1-2 on the season and are currently in the last place in the AFC West. The next game for Kansas City will come on October 3. They will meet up with the Philadelphia Eagles for the away matchup.