The online world buzzed with activity as Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire experienced an unexpected wardrobe malfunction during Sunday’s clash between the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, basically pic.twitter.com/tGhK6fQm0k— Devon Clements (@DevclemNFL) December 10, 2023
In the third quarter of the game, Edwards-Helaire found himself on the receiving end of a tackle by the Buffalo defense.
Upon rising from the ground, he swiftly headed towards the sidelines, realizing that his pants had been completely torn.
The incident quickly became fodder for internet humor, with users sharing a range of reactions to Edwards-Helaire’s ripped pants.
Twitter user @NFLScripted quipped, “They took him straight to the kids section at Target to get a fresh pair.”
Meanwhile, @FarawellStephen joked, “😂😂 might be time for a new pair of pants.”
Clyde Edwards-Helaire almost lost his pants on this tackle 😂 pic.twitter.com/NGf6s5eNwn— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) December 10, 2023
Despite the humorous distraction, the torn pants were not the most significant talking point of the game.
The Chiefs faced a pivotal moment when a crucial touchdown was nullified due to an offsides call in the clutch, ultimately leading to a 20-17 loss to the Bills.
Edwards-Helaire played a notable role, leading the Chiefs with 39 rushing yards on 11 carries and contributing 29 receiving yards on two receptions and 10 targets.
His increased workload in Week 14, in the absence of lead back Isiah Pacheco, showcased his versatility.
Beyond the wardrobe mishap, the Chiefs now find themselves questioning their true form following another setback.
With two consecutive losses and three in the last four games, the 8-5 Chiefs face increased uncertainty about their chances to secure the AFC West division, particularly with the Denver Broncos clinching a victory on Sunday.