Patrick Mahomes threw for 211 yards and three touchdowns, rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire racked up 138 yards and another score, and the Kansas City Chiefs began defense of their first championship in 50 years by beating the Houston Texans 34-20 in Thursday night's National Football League season opener.
The images of Reid dealing with a foggy face shield while coaching the game were fantastic, and as one might imagine, the social media world had a field day with jokes.
"Please join us in a moment of silence dedicated to the ongoing fight for equality in our country", the announcer at the stadium stated ahead of the moment.
"The moment of unity I personally thought was good", Watt told reporters. "There was no flag involved, there was nothing involved with that besides two teams coming together to show unity".
The jeering in Kansas City was a blunt reminder that nearly half of Americans still aren't down with kneeling during the National Anthem. "The booing was unfortunate in that moment". You have the Trumps whining that "football is dead" after the Dallas Cowboys revealed that they will protest social injustice this season.
Most are taking a week-by-week approach, leaving the door open for a possible partial return of spectators if or when conditions permit.
The national anthems - "The Star Spangled Banner" and "Lift Every Voice" - went off mostly without incident, though the Texans stayed in the locker room and one member of the Chiefs took a knee. "So we will skip the song and dance, and as a team we'll stay inside". And it looks a hell of a lot like the same NFL that once promised to fine players for kneeling during the National Anthem. The Miami Dolphins won't take the field for The National Anthem all season.