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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid looks on ahead of the game against the Miami Dolphins.
The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Miami Dolphins 26-7 at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday in conditions so cold that head coach Andy Reid's mustache froze.
The temperature at kickoff was -4 degrees Fahrenheit and the wind chill was -20 degrees, making it The fourth is a cool game in National Football League history, according to Peacock Broadcasting.
Pictures of Reed with ice cubes in his facial hair are going viral on social media.
Amid brutal conditions, the Kansas City offense hit the ground running, marching down the field on the opening drive and clinching it with an 11-yard touchdown throw from quarterback Patrick Mahomes to wide receiver Rushie Rice. Rice would finish the game with eight receptions for 130 yards.
The Chiefs never looked back and completely shut down the Dolphins' offense.
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The Kansas City Chiefs celebrate after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins.
Chiefs' kicker Harrison Butker went 4 for 4 on field goals and running back Isiah Pacheco had a three-yard rushing touchdown to put the game on ice (literally) in the fourth quarter.
Mahomes finished the game with 262 yards and a touchdown.
Taylor Swift was in attendance and braved the chilly temperatures wearing a #87 Kelz jacket in support of her beau Travis Kelce. Kelce finished the game with seven receptions for 71 yards.
At the end of the game, the temperature felt like -9 degrees and -28 degrees, according to the broadcast.
Players could be seen snuggling up in pitch-side heaters and many made the most of the heated benches in an attempt to ward off the cold.
Mahomes downplayed the weather and said “what the heck” when asked about it on the Peacock broadcast after the game.
“We're in Kansas City, Arrowhead,” Mahomes said. “We're going to play some games like this. So our mindset was to come out here, play football and see what happens.
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Kansas City Chiefs fans bundle up to watch the game at Arrowhead Stadium.
However, Saturday's conditions marked the coldest NFL game on record: the December 1967 “Ice Bowl” in Wisconsin, when the Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys amid -13 air temperatures and -48 wind chills, according to the NFL.
Earlier on Saturday, the Houston Texans defeated the Cleveland Browns 45-14.
It was a historic day for freshman Texans quarterback CJ Stroud, who threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns. Stroud's three touchdown passes tied a new record in a playoff game. The 23-year-old former second overall pick became the youngest quarterback in NFL history to win a playoff game.
The NFL playoffs continue on Sunday when the Green Bay Packers travel to Texas to take on the Dallas Cowboys. Matthew Stafford will return to the city where his NFL career began when the Los Angeles Rams take on the Detroit Lions.
On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Snow Park in New York, the Buffalo Bills and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Philadelphia Eagles.