Chiefs’ Andy Reid Addresses Sideline Spat Between Patrick Mahomes, Eric Bieniemy

Getty Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

As the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts were headed towards their respective locker rooms at halftime of their Week 3 matchup, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy caught the attention of the CBS broadcast.

The two looked to be arguing about something, and several seconds later head coach Andy Reid pulled Mahomes away from the debate.

No one knows what the argument was about. However, based on how the half ended, Mahomes could have been unhappy with the Chiefs running the clock out instead of throwing a hail mary before Kansas City got the ball again to start the second half.

After the game, Reid addressed the situation with the media and downplayed what took place.

“If you heard the words… that was not a confrontation at all,” Reid said, via Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star.

Twitter users reacted to the heated discussion between quarterback and play-caller.

“This whole Bieniemy-Mahomes is-it-a-thing will mask the fact that Dave Toub and his Chiefs special teams unit have been a cluster and a half today. Horrendous,” on Twitter user wrote.

“Bieniemy has been abysmal. Sorry not sorry but this play calling sucks. And I get why Mahomes is pissed,” another user wrote.

“People act like this isn’t healthy though. There’s definitely no bad blood. Two competitors trying to win the game in different ways,” another user wrote.

“Eric Bieniemy days are numbered he should’ve been fired after Bengals game collapse and horrible 2nd half calls,” another user wrote.

Chiefs Lose to Colts in Week 3

On the road in Week 3, the Chiefs lost to the Colts 20-17. The loss for Kansas City brings the team’s record to 2-1, and Indianapolis improves to 1-1-1.

The top offensive performer for the Chiefs was tight end Travis Kelce, who caught 4 passes on 8 targets for 58 yards and had 1 receiving touchdown. Mahomes completed 20-of-35 pass attempts for 262 yards, 1 touchdown, and also threw his first interception of the season on Kansas City’s final offensive drive of the game.

Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire scored the other touchdown for the Chiefs on a one-yard run. He finished the day with 0 rushing yards on 7 carries and also caught 5 passes on 5 targets for 39 receiving yards.

Between a muffed punt inside their own red zone, a failed fake field goal attempt, a late unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on defensive tackle Chris Jones, and the late turnover by Mahomes, the Chiefs shot themselves in the foot and gave the Colts numerous opportunities to climb back into the game and win it.

Next up on Kansas City’s schedule is a road game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football on October 2.

Twitter Reacts to Chiefs’ Loss

Twitter users reacted to Kansas City’s first loss of the season.

“Simple execution. That’s all we need… do your job, be humble, get on to the next play,” one user wrote.

Hey #ChiefsKingdom quit making us sound like chargers fans blaming the refs for this loss. We shouldn’t have even been in the situation for a call to affect the game had we played a good game,” another user wrote.

“Lots of blame to go around but special teams play deserves most of the blame. From Moore’s fumble, to the fake FG, and the missed kicks, it was a disaster of epic proportions. Can’t win close games with this level of play from special teams,” another user wrote.

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