An equipment container containing some of the Kansas City Chiefs' shoulder pads, helmets and footballs has arrived in Foxborough, Massachusetts, after it was mistakenly sent to Newark, New Jersey, a team spokesman said Sunday.
The container was not unloaded Saturday and instead accidentally made its way to Newark, then had to be rushed back to Boston in time for Sunday's 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff between the Chiefs and the New England Patriots.
The container held the bags of roughly 35 players, according to a source.
If the Chiefs hadn't gotten the equipment by the time the game started, they would have had to forfeit, per a source.
Kansas City was responsible, not the Patriots or the league. The Chiefs did not take the equipment off the plane.
"I never heard that before," one source said.