By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — Somebody who works for the Kansas City Chiefs is going to be in big, big trouble.

Ahead of Sunday’s game featuring the Chiefs visiting the New England Patriots, much of the Chiefs’ equipment was accidentally flown to New Jersey, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

That missing equipment included “shoulder pads, helmets and footballs.” The equipment was rushed to Foxboro to avoid the necessity of a Chiefs forfeit.

The equipment left on the plane belonged to roughly 35 players.

In his report, Schefter noted that the Chiefs failed to remove the bags from their plane before it left. The fault does not belong on “the Patriots or the league.”

After 2 p.m. on Sunday, the Chiefs equipment did arrive, according to reports.


“I’m told airline didn’t unload one of the containers when the team arrived yesterday,” reported Matt Derrick of “Equipment managers typically set everything Saturday night, but couldn’t last night because of [high school] state championship games at Gillette. The crew arrived this morning and immediately discovered the issue.”

Massachusetts State Police escorted the equipment to Gillette Stadium.

CBS’ Tracy Wolfson tweeted a photo of the equipment arriving a little less than two hours prior to kickoff.

The Chiefs avoided disaster, and they overcame any issues by beating the Patriots 23-16. But it’s safe to assume that whoever was responsible for the snafu will be in for a serious case of the Sunday scaries this evening.


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