Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley and QB Matt Cassel (as well as quite a few other players) have mentioned the "Sea of Red" in the Edward Jones Dome crowd on Sunday. Though I haven't heard any estimates of Chiefs fans it sounds like Kansas City just moved the party 250 miles east.
"I take my hat off to our fans," Haley said Monday. "We had so many in the stadium. That was a big boost to the guys. There are now a couple places we've been where there has been a big red contingent on the road which is always big for us. It's a sign of the team getting better I think."
The Rams had five false starts and at one point you could hear the Tomahawk Chop in the stands (so the Rams had to drown it out with their own music).
Talking with Steven St. John and Nate Bukaty on 810 WHB's Border Patrol Monday morning, Cassel said the stadium was rockin' with Chiefs fans.
"It was unbelievable," Cassel said, "especially to see the red you saw in the lower level of the stadium. It gave me goose bumps yesterday when we're sitting there and they're doing the national anthem and they go, "And the home of the CHIEFS!" The stadium was rocking with Chiefs. It sent a great message as we got going that this wasn't necessarily a home game for them."
The next two weeks will be at Arrowhead and, IF the playoffs, likely another home game.