It may have been the bitter cold or possibly the helmet-to-helmet shot from Dolphins safety DeShon Elliott, but Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes found himself with a broken helmet on Saturday night in Kansas City.
The frightening scene unfolded in the third quarter when Mahomes scrambled down to the Dolphins’ 3-yard line, where he was met by Elliott and Miami cornerback Kader Kohou.
But it was Elliott who got the best of Mahomes on the play, standing the two-time Super Bowl champion up after a 13-yard scamper as a chunk of red helmet was seen falling to the Arrowhead Stadium turf.
Elliott avoided a targeting penalty on the play and Harrison Butker followed four plays later with a 21-yard field goal to give the Chiefs a 19-7 lead.
Two plays later, officials stopped the game to allow Mahomes to get a new helmet, leading to a confusing moment on the field and in the announcers’ booth.
Patrick Mahomes’ helmet was no match for Dolphins safety DeShon Elliott and the bitter cold