KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Quarterback Patrick Mahomes skipped his postgame news conference on Sunday after his girlfriend's stepfather died while at the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium.
Mahomes' girlfriend, Brittany Matthews, reported on her Instagram account that her stepfather had died.
"We're sorry to hear about what took place yesterday," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday. "Our prayers and blessings are with the family. I've talked to Patrick and they're doing well for the circumstance that took place.''
Mahomes played as scheduled against the Cardinals and broke the Chiefs' single-season touchdown record by throwing two scoring passes during the 26-14 victory.
He has 31 touchdown passes for the 9-1 Chiefs, who will face the 9-1 Los Angeles Rams next Monday night in Mexico City.
Reid said he doesn't expect the tragedy to affect Mahomes' preparation for Week 11, noting that the quarterback was at the team facility Monday.
Mahomes isn't expected to miss any playing time either, though Reid said, "If he has to, that's not a big deal."