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Extreme cold forced 15 Kansas City Chiefs fans to hospital during win over Miami Dolphins

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While Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and his frozen mustache were fodder for some laughs during the team’s Wild Card Round win over the Miami Dolphins, it seems some scary situations were for dozens of Chiefs fans during the game.

This past weekend, the defending champion Chiefs were able to successfully begin their pursuit of back-to-back trips to the Super Bowl when they were able to beat the Dolphins by a score of 26-7. Yet, despite featuring two of the more explosive offenses in the NFL, the game did not turn into the aerial display that many hoped for due to the terrible weather on game day.

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Although the Chiefs and Dolphins avoided having to play in snowy conditions, the game was a major test for both teams due to extreme cold that blew threw the Kansas City area just in time for the Saturday night matchup.

At kickoff, the temperature was a frigid -4 degrees, and wind chills forced temperatures to dip as low as -30 during game time. The elements created conditions for one of the coldest NFL games ever and a hilarious moment where Andy Reid and his frozen mustache were caught on camera for millions of fans watching.

Kansas City Chiefs fans endured -30 temperatures in win over Miami Dolphins

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While the toughness of the players to compete in such conditions was commendable, the 70,000 fans in the stands did not get enough credit for the scary conditions they endured to watch their favorite team up close. Unfortunately for some of those Kansas City Chiefs fans, the extreme cold became too much to bear.

Following the game, KMBC News reported that the Kansas City Fire Department received 69 calls from inside Arrowhead Stadium and the nearby parking lot. Half of them were related to fans having hypothermia.

“According to the department, 15 people were transported to area hospitals. Among those hospitalized, seven were treated for hypothermia and three for frostbite,” the outlet revealed. These numbers don’t include people who walked in for treatment at local hospitals.

The Kansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Dolphins game surpassed the team’s games against the Broncos in 1983 and Titans in 2016 as the coldest in Arrowhead history. It is now the fifth coldest NFL game on record.

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