Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid gleefully explain Chiefs ‘snowglobe’ trick play vs. Raiders

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) /

Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid had a bit of fun with the Raiders when the Chiefs ran a trick play they like to call the “snowglobe.”

The Chiefs certainly enjoyed themselves on Saturday as they locked up the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye in the AFC.

The proof was in the play call made by Andy Reid near the goal line with less than one minute remaining in the first half. Kansas City turned their huddle into a spiral, spinning out of it into formation to run a trick play that found the endzone before being called back for a hold.

“I was in the Christmas spirit, it was Reindeer personnel. Little Arctic Circle,” Reid explained after the game, per Harold Kuntz of FOX4.

Reid even gave a sideline reporter a high-five going into halftime after he was asked about it.

Chiefs “snowglobe” trick play made Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid merry

Here’s how Patrick Mahomes described the play:

“We enjoy it. We draw up all these plays all the time and coach Reed lets us have rein to kind of help do some stuff and add our own flair,” Mahomes said.

That specific play grew out of some practice field fun.

“We call it snowglobe because we drew it up right before Christmas. We actually practiced it kinda messing around and coach Reid was like ‘I like that,’ so we put it in the gameplan,” he said.

The play epitomized the kinds of things the Chiefs can pull off with Mahomes at quarterback, Eric Bienemy at offensive coordinator and Andy Reid at head coach.

However, it didn’t come with the result KC wanted because of the penalty, though Kadarius Toney managed to score on the next play anyways.

“We’ll have to come up with another one for the playoffs,” Mahomes said.

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