COVID has KC in a tough spot

Several Kansas City Chiefs were exposed to New England cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who tested positive for COVID-19 after their game Monday. Among those exposed was Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who greeted Gilmore after the game for a high five and short chat.

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October 8, 2020 - 9:22 AM

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes warms up on the field at Arrowhead Stadium Monday before the Chiefs took on New England. Photo by Tammy Ljungblad / Kansas City Star / TNS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has taken every precaution he can imagine to prevent contracting COVID-19, putting limits on who visits his home and even sleeping in a separate bedroom from his pregnant fiancée.

Now, an admitted “mental lapse” by the Super Bowl MVP has his team on edge.

Mahomes had just taken a knee to run out the clock on the Chiefs’ 26-10 victory over the Patriots on Monday night in a game that was delayed 24 hours by positive tests on each team.

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