May 22, 2024

Severe Cold Sends 15 Kansas City Chiefs Fans to Hospital During Victory over Miami Dolphins

While the Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach, Andy Reid, and his frozen mustache provided some entertainment during the team’s Wild Card Round triumph over the Miami Dolphins, the frigid conditions led to worrisome incidents for numerous Chiefs fans in attendance.

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In the recent weekend clash, the defending champions successfully commenced their quest for back-to-back Super Bowl appearances with a 26-7 win over the Dolphins. Despite the presence of two potent offenses, the anticipated aerial spectacle didn’t materialize due to the harsh weather conditions on game day. Although the game avoided snow, the extreme cold in the Kansas City area posed a significant challenge for both teams during the Saturday night matchup.

At kickoff, the temperature plummeted to a bone-chilling -4 degrees, with wind chills making it feel as low as -30 throughout the game. This created one of the coldest NFL games on record and a memorable moment with Andy Reid’s frozen mustache captured on camera. While the resilience of the players was acknowledged, the 70,000 fans in the stands endured challenging conditions to support their favorite team up close.

Regrettably, for some Chiefs fans, the extreme cold proved too overwhelming. KMBC News reported that the Kansas City Fire Department received 69 calls from inside Arrowhead Stadium and the adjacent parking lot, with half of them related to fans experiencing hypothermia. Post-game, 15 individuals were transported to area hospitals, with seven treated for hypothermia and three for frostbite, according to the department. These figures exclude those who sought treatment directly at local hospitals.

The temperature during the Chiefs vs. Dolphins game surpassed the team’s previous coldest matchups against the Broncos in 1983 and the Titans in 2016. It now stands as the fifth coldest NFL game on record.

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