The Kansas City Chiefs took a devastating 20-14 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Christmas Day.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his offense couldn’t get anything going. With mistake after mistake, poor decisions, dropped passes, and penalties, it was a tough game to watch. While Raiders quarterback Aiden O’Connell didn’t complete one pass during the final three quarters of the matchup, Kansas City still couldn’t get out of their own way.
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who finished against the Raiders with just five catches for 44 yards, got testy on the sidelines during the first half. The CBS broadcast caught Kelce spiking his helmet on the sidelines in anger, a video of which quickly went viral on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Head coach Andy Reid kept a Chiefs staffer from giving the helmet back to Kelce, before approaching his tight end for a chat. After a brief discussion, Reid gave Kelce a shove. Speaking to reporters after the game, Reid was asked what happened with his All-Pro tight end.
“Things happen,” Reid said, per KSHB 41’s McKenzie Nelson.
“He went back in and did a nice job,” Reid added, per the KC Star’s Sam McDowell. “Travis is emotional and sometimes my red hair gets to me a little bit. But it all works out.”
As for the team’s performance as a whole, “We were just off a tick,” Reid said, per Forbes Sports’ Jeff Fedotin. “And that’s my responsibility.”
However, the Chiefs were way more than just a tad off. The Ringer’s Sheil Kapadia posted, “The Chiefs have played 109 games with Patrick Mahomes as their starter. Among that sample, today’s performance ranked 109th in offensive EPA per drive.”