As the Chiefs faced the Dolphins in the Wild-Card Round on a bone-chilling night with a kickoff temperature of -5 degrees and a brutal wind chill making it feel like -27 degrees, something unexpected and frosty happened to Head Coach Andy Reid’s mustache at Arrowhead Stadium.
Andy Reid frozen mustache update: pic.twitter.com/ipkzpwKcoo— NFL (@NFL) January 14, 2024
Social media, especially on X (formerly Twitter), exploded with reactions to Reid’s frozen mustache during the game.
Users shared a mix of sympathy and humor, relating their own experiences with facial hair in frigid Midwest conditions.
Some comments included, “As someone with a beard and living in the Midwest for the past five years, this is such a real struggle lol,” and “Looking like a toddler who can’t wipe its nose. Someone get this man a towel or something.”
The Chiefs managed to overcome the freezing conditions and secure a 26-7 victory against the Dolphins, advancing to the AFC Divisional Round.
Despite offensive challenges with drops and penalties, quarterback Patrick Mahomes delivered a solid performance, completing 23-of-41 pass attempts for 262 yards and 1 touchdown.
Standout receivers included rookie Rashee Rice and tight end Travis Kelce, while running back Isiah Pacheco led the rushing efforts with 82 yards and a touchdown.
The Chiefs’ defense showcased its prowess against the explosive Dolphins offense, with defensive end George Karlaftis leading the charge with 6 tackles, 3 QB hits, 1.5 sacks, and 1 tackle for loss.
Safety Mike Edwards secured an interception against Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa. Kicker Harrison Butker continued his impressive streak by making all four field goal attempts and both point after attempts.
Looking ahead to the AFC Divisional Round, the Chiefs’ opponent will be determined by the outcome of the Buffalo Bills’ Wild-Card matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
If the Bills win, the Chiefs will face Buffalo on the road, but if the Steelers win, Kansas City will host the Houston Texans.
The specifics of the Divisional Round game, including date and time, will be announced after the conclusion of the Wild-Card Round.