Chiefs' Equipment Arrives After Being Mistakenly Sent to NJ Before Patriots Game

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistDecember 8, 2019

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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An equipment container for the Kansas City Chiefs ended up in the wrong location ahead of their game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The shipment contained some of the team's shoulder pads, helmets and footballs and was supposed to be unloaded Saturday. However, it remained on the plane and continued to Newark, New Jersey.

It was rushed to Foxborough in time for the team's 4:25 p.m. ET game.

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Chiefs equipment arrives ... https://t.co/ytulhkvN0J

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... more Chiefs equipment arriving about 1:40 before kickoff. https://t.co/kNxDxbIdRG

Per Schefter, 35 players were without helmets and/or pads, but all the equipment eventually arrived. If they didn't have it in time, the Chiefs would've been forced to forfeit.

"I never heard that before," a source told Schefter.

While the Patriots always seem to be in the middle of chicanery, note it was the Chiefs' responsibility to unload the equipment, and Bill Belichick had nothing to do with it.