When it comes time to properly thank Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid for helping the Ravens qualify for the playoffs, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he owes his mentor a nice dinner.
Harbaugh sent a text message to Reid to express his gratitude for the Chiefs beating the San Diego Chargers, a win that allowed the Ravens to earn the sixth playoff berth in the AFC.
"I promised Andy dinner, and he responded very favorably to that," said Harbaugh, a former assistant coach under Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles. "He's looking forward to his dinner. It probably won't be cheap."
Led by four sacks from Pro Bowl outside linebacker Justin Houston, the Chiefs beat the Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers. Otherwise, the Ravens wouldn't have qualified for the postseason despite finishing 10-6 because the Chargers would have owned a head-to-head tiebreaker.
"From what I saw of the highlights, they came through in some amazing situations," Harbaugh said. "That speaks to the character to that and speaks to Andy Reid and the kind of coaches on that staff. It was a great victory for the Chiefs, and we're happy they got it."