The Chiefs gave their fans a gift by winning their home opener at Arrowhead and the fans gave Kansas City a gift by being as loud as possible.
In one of the most anticipated home games in some time, the fans in Kansas City didn’t disappoint. Arrowhead Stadium was packed and while there was a healthy contingent of Cowboys fans, the folks in red made sure that the invaders were not heard.
“They came out and there was a Sea of Red out there. It was crazy and our players felt that,” said Chiefs head coach Andy Reid after the game. “They wanted to dress in red for the fans and so they asked me about it and I talked to (John) Dorsey about it. He gave us the ok on it, to do that, and the players feel that. Believe it or not, they feel it, especially when the ground is shaking. When our fans are going, you can feel that field and it just kind of rumbles, it’s crazy, but (an) awesome feeling.”
The Chiefs wore all-red uniforms for the first time in franchise history. As Reid said, they did it for the fans.
The scene in KC today was reminiscent of the glory days of the 1990s when Arrowhead was one of the most feared venues in all of the NFL. Though the Chiefs fell on hard times in recent years, the folks from the Fox TV broadcast were on the field measuring the decibel levels once again.
And the ground was shaking.