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The Las Vegas Raiders took a victory lap of sorts around Arrowhead Stadium in October after beating the Kansas City Chiefs 40-32 for their first win in the rivalry since Jon Gruden returned as coach in 2018. Their team buses circled the stadium on their way to Kansas City International Airport for the trip home.
As the 8-1 Chiefs began preparation for Sunday night’s rematch against the 6-3 Raiders in Las Vegas, Andy Reid seemed irritated about the victory lap.
“They won the game, so they can do anything they want to do,” the Chiefs coach said on Monday. “That’s not our style.”
Later, Reid was asked whether it was more difficult for a team to play an opponent for the second time when it won the first game between the teams. Reid said no, then added, “I think they [do] or they wouldn’t have driven the bus around the stadium.”
Raiders coach Jon Gruden, asked Monday whether taking the victory lap on the bus at Arrowhead Stadium might be used as bulletin-board material this week, said: “Not really. I mean, you can find a smart-aleck bus driver in