The Chiefs lost no time in making personnel changes after losing their overtime in the AFC Championship.
Two days after the Patriots defeated the Chiefs 37-31, the team announced that she had sacked defense coordinator Bob Sutton.
"Bob is a good football coach and a great man," said head coach Andy Reid in a statement. "He has been instrumental in the success of our team over the last six seasons, and I've already said that this change can be a good thing for both parties, and I think that's the case here for It was not an easy decision, but I think it's in the best interest of the Kansas City Chiefs to move forward. "
Despite qualifying for the AFC title, the Chiefs' defense has been statistically one of the worst in the league this season, ranking last for passing yards and the last average.
In the Chiefs' five defeats this season, the opponent has not scored less than 29 points, the most notable match having been recorded after his 54-51 loss to the Rams.
On Sunday against the Patriots, the Kansas City defense allowed 524 yards per game and 36 first tries.
A name has already appeared as a possible substitute for Sutton – ESPN reported The current television analyst and former Bills and Jets coach Rex Ryan may be a candidate.