Chiefs' gear reportedly sent to New Jersey by mistake, being rushed to Foxboro for game vs. Patriots

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By Matt Dolloff,

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Really though, no NFL team can travel to Foxboro without doing something weird or stupid.

Adam Schefter may have been late with his Antonio Brown reporting on Sunday, but his latest on the Chiefs is an instant classic. Apparently, a lot of the Chiefs' gear for the Patriots game wasn't unloaded from the team plane and was mistakenly sent to Newark, New Jersey. They now have to rush the equipment back to Foxboro in time for a 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff at Gillette Stadium.

Schefter reports that it's expected to arrive around 3-3:30 p.m. Pregame warmups are likely to happen around that time or earlier, so we'll see if the delayed equipment delivery affects that.

The equipment includes 35 players' bags and lots of shoulder pads, helmets, and footballs. They might need those. Schefter says the Chiefs are responsible for the snafu, and not the Patriots or the NFL. That probably had to be said because Chiefs Twitter is likely melting down over the #Cheatriots as this is being written.

It's a good thing the Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes and a head coach who's had success against Bill Belichick in the past, especially offensively. Because a mess like this with the equipment (especially the footballs) might derail a lesser team before the game even starts. This will most certainly be the excuse for Chiefs fans to lean on if they lose, though.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at [email protected].