Sport Equipment snafu might force Chiefs to forfeit game vs. Patriots

22:05  08 december  2019
22:05  08 december  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Some Chiefs' gear ended up in New Jersey

  Some Chiefs' gear ended up in New Jersey It’s a good thing the Chiefs-Patriots game didn’t start at 1:00 p.m. ET. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, an equipment container with some of Kansas City’s shoulder pads, helmets, and footballs ended up in Newark, New Jersey after not being unloaded from the team’s plane in Boston.Roughly 35 player bags were not removed from the plane, per Schefter.A Chiefs spokesperson tells PFT the gear will arrive in Foxboro “shortly,” and that the situation arose from an “honest mistake.

The Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots are set to do battle at Gillette Stadium Sunday afternoon in one of the best games on the NFL schedule.

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Or so we thought.

Kansas City sent its equipment to New Jersey instead of Foxborough for Sunday’s game. This means that the Chiefs would have to forfeit the game if the equipment does not arrive in time.

As Adam Schefter noted, equipment for 35 players landed in Newark instead of New England.

Chiefs avoid forfeit vs. Patriots by getting their gear from NJ

  Chiefs avoid forfeit vs. Patriots by getting their gear from NJ The Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots are preparing for a big AFC showdown with major playoff implications today. According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, KC’s players and personnel arrived in Foxborough but the gear for roughly 35 players stayed on the plane, which then left for New Jersey. In other words, a huge chunk of the roster would be without pads, helmets, and other equipment necessary to play football.

That’s just all sorts of crazy right there. In the history of the NFL, there have been no forfeits. This would obviously represent a first.

The hope here is that Kansas City gets its equipment to Gillette Stadium in time.

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