So we're about to find out just how legit all those fancy studies that says a good night sleep is the secret to humans operating a peak performance. Because I don't think anybody can blame the Chiefs for dragging ass after being woken up in the middle of the night thinking that more than a half dozen of them caught the super spreadable pandemic that has the world in a camel clutch right now.
To be honest, I'm not even worried about the players that much. Patrick Mahomes could get as much sleep before a game as LT used to get in his prime and I would still expect him to throw 4 touchdowns in a quarter.
However, as a fellow unit, I can tell you that Andy Reid needs every second of sleep that he gets since us big fellas burn more energy just to stay awake. Because once you hit that wall, you are inevitably going to start fading, no matter how much Diet Coke is coursing through your veins.
Even with a nuclear weapon at quarterback, the Chiefs can't afford to have Big Red snoozing on the sidelines in the 4th quarter against a Vic Fangio team with a Vic Fangio defense that will also have MULTIPLE QBs available to play on offense. That's why Andy Reid has been coaching with a buffet sneeze guard in front of his face, no matter how much it limited his vision.
I'm admittedly not a doctor. In fact I'm the furthest thing from it as a professional idiot. But seven false positives is absurd. One false positive I can understand. Two or three make sense because maybe you got a bad batch of tests. SEVEN false positives has to be the work of someone that didn't want this game to get played.
I don't know if it was for gambling purposes or fantasy purposes since Week 13 is usually the last week of the regular season. But something is fishy in all this. (Not that anything would have happened since the NFL would have had the Chiefs play at 11:59 PM on Wednesday night if they had to in order to keep their schedule in tact).
P.S. Shout out my guy Jay Glazer for getting the scoop on this story. #JTrainForLife