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Andy Reid says Raiders’ ‘victory lap’ not the Chiefs’ style

Remember the time a ‘smart aleck’ bus driver rebooted a historic rivalry? Maybe?

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The Kansas City Chiefs play in their first game off their Week 10 bye against the Las Vegas Raiders this week on Sunday Night Football. The Chiefs went into the bye with an 8-1 record — their only defeat coming at the hands of the Raiders back in Week 5.

Las Vegas apparently requested a “victory lap” around Arrowhead Stadium following their 40-32 win.

“Listen, they won the game, so they can do anything they want to do,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said when asked about the gesture during his Monday Zoom press conference. “They ended up winning the game. That’s not our style, but we’ll get ourselves back, ready to play. That’s where we’re at.”

As to be expected by now, Reid downplayed any added motivation to beat the Raiders other than it being a division game.

“I think it’s two good football teams playing each other,” he said. “I don’t think probably either team likes each other that much as they stated before, so we get ourselves ready to play against a good football team. I think that’s most important.”

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden was also asked about the “victory lap” on Monday.

“I mean, you could find a smart-aleck bus driver in Kansas City who made some snide comments when we got on the bus. Maybe that’s why we drove around the stadium — just to tick him off.

“You know — this is ridiculous. Next question.”

So Gruden confirmed the victory lap, but his statement probably left us with more questions than answers.

  • Who is this bus driver?
  • What did he say and how did he say it?
  • A hypothetical: Did the Raiders get on the bus to go to the game in Kansas City, and this Chiefs-fan bus driver say something like, “Sorry, but you’re going to lose today”?
  • And now... a poll question...

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Did a ‘smart-aleck’ bus driver just reboot the Chiefs-Raiders rivalry?

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