JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It was incredibly muggy as the Jaguars took on the Chiefs at EverBank Stadium on Sunday.
The Jags lost 17-9, and Kansas City coach Andy Reid said the weather was definitely a factor on the field for both teams.
“You had the elements. We all felt it. All you guys felt it. You got the elements that you got to fight through,” Reid said after the game. “You’re not walking in the park here. Both teams are battling through some heat and humidity.”
The humidity also affected the fans in the stands.
The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said 110 people were treated during the game Sunday, most of them for heat-related illnesses.
Of those, 36 were taken to the hospital.