The Chiefs fell to 1-2 on Sunday with a 30-24 home loss to the Chargers. It is the first time since the arrival of Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City that he does not start 3-0.
There were questions about Mahomes’ unusual two-steal performance and Kansas City’s defense, but Chiefs coach Andy Reid wasn’t the only one answering them after the game. He left Arrowhead Stadium in an ambulance.
The Chiefs announced that Andy Reid was feeling bad, so he didn’t speak to the media out of caution. I can confirm that he left the stadium by ambulance. The players didn’t know he wasn’t feeling well and they were told he should be okay. Everything indicates that the chefs are taking all precautions.
– James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) September 26, 2021
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The move was precautionary, according to multiple reports. NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora said Reid was dehydrated, but there were no serious medical issues beyond that.
Removing Andy Reid from the stadium by ambulance is a precautionary measure, I’m told. He was not feeling well and was dehydrated, but no serious medical concerns about him
– Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 26, 2021
Reid addressed the team before leaving the stadium, Mahomes and special teams coordinator Dave Toub said.
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Toub answered questions from the media in Reid’s absence. He said Reid told his team to limit turnovers.
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Reid is 92-39 in Kansas City with a Super Bowl victory and another Super Bowl spot. He will look to be back on the sidelines in Week 4 as the Chiefs try to hit the 0.500 mark against the Eagles.