Andy Reid stopped Travis Kelce from getting his helmet back after he furiously chucked it on the sidelines

The first half of Monday’s matchup between the Chiefs and Raiders was especially frustrating for Kansas City. The Raiders scored defensive touchdowns on back-to-back drives, and the Chiefs really couldn’t move the ball at all.

So, when the Chiefs lined up to punt in the second quarter after those two Raiders scores, Travis Kelce was absolutely livid. He returned to the sidelines and chucked his helmet against the bench. Little did he know, though, that the Chiefs were about to convert on a fake punt.

Travis Kelce was not stoked pic.twitter.com/Px1Q1EnfCb

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On fourth down, punter Tommy Townsend threw a shocking pass to Justin Watson — who made an incredible effort to bring the ball in — and the Chiefs earned a fresh set of downs.

Fake punt and a diving catch by Justin Watson 🚨

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But after that tantrum from Kelce, head coach Andy Reid wasn’t about to let the star tight end go right back into the game. Cameras captured footage of Reid intervening when a staffer tried to return the helmet to Kelce. Reid made a point to speak to Kelce about the helmet throw.

Andy Reid and Travis Kelce talking it out pic.twitter.com/TMD9Vpb8RV

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Kelce knew right away that he messed up. And after Patrick Mahomes’ meltdown during the Bills game, it’s just something that Reid can’t have happening with his star players.

NFL fans also had thoughts on the whole scene.

This was how Twitter reacted
The down-by-10 vibes are much different than they once were. https://t.co/H6rYXaA7lF

— Sam McDowell (@SamMcDowell11) December 25, 2023

the nightmare ̶b̶e̶f̶o̶r̶e̶ on christmas https://t.co/z0wVDzs7lf

— bob trollsby 😼😈 (@bobtrollsby) December 25, 2023

the helmet throws itself every single time https://t.co/nFVeSkFVq8

— DJ Bean (@DJ_Bean) December 25, 2023

Pretty Much how fantasy football going https://t.co/TxdA3ccMY2

— Eric Lopez (@EricLopezELO) December 25, 2023

Chiefs really are a miserable, bad tempered bunch #RaiderNationhttps://t.co/JPSjdAJ7vP

— Raider Fan 365 ☠️ (@365Raider) December 25, 2023

Just straight up embarrassing behavior.

Learn to lose dawg. You have 2 superbowls you don’t deserve to be mad https://t.co/nxO47Ex8Kl

— Opinionated Bills Fan (@OpinionBillsFan) December 25, 2023

Reid is losing this football team. https://t.co/KSsnFfLRLa

— Brett Veach (@NotBrettVeach) December 25, 2023

Man’s is pissed https://t.co/deQDvJ7tnW

— Tony X (@soIoucity) December 25, 2023

Chiefs 🤝🏼 Allergic to adversity https://t.co/K3HZS9hEG1

— EveryMorning Quarterback (@EMQpodcast) December 25, 2023