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The Kansas City Chiefs Have Fired Their Defensive Coordinator

an overlook at the chiefs-colts game at arrowhead stadium

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 12: Fans begin to filter in prior to the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts at the AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jason Hanna/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs have made a major coaching change in the wake of their AFC Championship Game loss to the New England Patriots.

The Chiefs announced this afternoon that defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has been fired.

Kansas City announced the move on Twitter.

The Chiefs' defense struggled for much of the 2018 season and was unable to get a stop when it mattered most on Sunday night, as the Patriots got the ball first in overtime and didn't give it up.

Head coach Andy Reid released the following statement on the decision to fire his defensive coordinator:

“Bob is a good football coach and a great person. He played an integral role in the success of our team over the last six seasons. I’ve said before that change can be a good thing, for both parties, and I believe that is the case here for the Chiefs and Bob. This was not an easy decision, but one I feel is in the best interest of the Kansas City Chiefs moving forward.”

It's unclear at this point who the Chiefs will look at for the defensive coordinator job moving forward.

Stay tuned for more updates.