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WATCH: Chiefs Patrick Mahomes's helmet cracks open amid cold weather

Kansas City Chiefs secured a 26-7 victory over Miami Dolphins in fourth coldest game in NFL history

By Web Desk
January 14, 2024

The slow-motion video shows the moment Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had his helmet shatter on a helmet-to-helmet hit from Miami Dolphins safety DeShon Elliott. — X/@SNFonNBC

The Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday secured a 26-7 victory over the Miami Dolphins in the first round of the National Football League (NFL) playoffs at their home ground in the fourth coldest game in league history.

Going head-to-head with the Dolphins at frigid Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs brought the fire thanks to a strong defence led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who threw for 262 yards and a touchdown.

Although Mahomes' performance among other players of the team was the talk of the night, a rare moment on the field involving the 28-year-old player received quite the attention on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Mahomes, in a temperature of as low as -4°F (-20°C), had his helmet shatter on a helmet-to-helmet hit from Dolphins' safety DeShon Elliott during the third quarter of Saturday's game.

Following the crack in Mahomes's helmet, a replacement helmet was adjusted on the sideline, which was "frozen" and needed warming up.

According to the Bleacher Report, the temperatures are so cold in Kansas City that some called for the game to be postponed earlier this week including former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III. 

Griffin suggested that the matchup be moved because the weather conditions aren't safe for players or fans.

Luckily the two-time Super Bowl champion was not injured during the play.

The NFL has a history of playing games in subzero temperatures, with one of the coldest games recorded in 1982, between the Cincinnati Bengals and San Diego Chargers played in temperatures of -9 degrees with a windchill of -59 degrees.