Those changes could include firing Sutton, who has been the team's defensive coordinator since Andy Reid was hired in 2013.
The 2018 season was Bob Sutton's folly, disguised as it was by Mahomes.
The Chiefs had finished in the top seven in scoring defense in each of Sutton's first four seasons before dropping off to 15th in 2017 and 24th this season. He previously spent 13 seasons with the New York Jets as a linebackers coach, defensive coordinator and assistant head coach.
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That's not how Kansas City would like to enter the record books. The Patriots quarterback completed 30 of 46 passes for 348 yards to lead the team to a thrilling overtime victory on the road. "Just kind of at a loss for words", Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said. "We've got to build from it, learn from it and we'll be better next year".
But with their new star quarterback leading one of the league's flashiest offenses, this was supposed to be the year Kansas City finally ended its 49-year drought.
Reid did not say whether Sutton's replacement would be promoted from within his current staff.
"Absolutely, Patrick Mahomes would have went all the way down there", Guenther said.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware is officially active for the team's AFC Championship battle with the New England Patriots. "I've got to see the ball", Ford said at his locker afterward, via KMBC.
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