It might not be on the same level of the Atlanta Falcons blowing it in last year’s Super Bowl, but it’s darn close.
Up 21-3 at home at half against a lesser Tennessee Titans squad in the AFC Wildcard Playoffs Saturday night, most figured the Chiefs were on their way to a blowout win and a date with either the Steelers or Patriots in the next round.
That’s when the team completely lost its cool, falling to the Titans by the score of 22-21 in what was likely Alex Smith’s final game as a member of the Chiefs.
And it goes without saying that Twitter had some fun with this.
— Jeopardy! Sports (@JeopardySports) January 7, 2018
There seems to be a large congregation of Chiefs fans approaching Andy Reid… pic.twitter.com/VM8ZAjQl9Q
— Covers (@Covers) January 7, 2018
Do the Kansas City Chiefs have the option to defer home field advantage in the playoffs if they make it next year?
— Josh Macuga (@JoshMacuga) January 7, 2018
Chief: (verb) /CHef/
To somehow suddenly forget how to play football when it counts.
Synonyms: choke, blow it, fail
“The Chiefs totally chiefed during that playoff game, like they do every time.”
— Katie Camlin (@katie_cammm) January 7, 2018
An explanation to what happened to the Chiefs in the 2nd half pic.twitter.com/Lcg2bHwiCg
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 7, 2018
Most of America will be surprised Andy Reid lost this game. In Philly and likely by now much of KC it was expected.
— Tom Byrne (@1TomByrne) January 7, 2018
This represents the Chiefs’ sixth consecutive home playoff loss. The last time they came out on top in a postseason game at Arrowhead was back in 1994 when Joe Montana was under center.
Yeah, that’s pretty sad.