Andy Reid on Isiah Pacheco ejection: Stay calm.

Sunday night's Chiefs-Packers game's final minutes were a nightmare for many reasons. Running back Isiah Pacheco was dismissed for punching on a crucial play.

Pacheco and cornerback Keisean Nixon fought after Rashee Rice fumbled and returned the ball. Pacheco snapped at Nixon for holding him down for a while, unleashing the blow that disqualified him.

Pacheco had played his finest game of the year in his second season after Rutgers.

“You can’t do that,” Andy Reid remarked after the game. You should be calmer even if he buried his head in the mud. You must be calm.

Despite Pacheco's dismissal, quarterback Patrick Mahomes remarked after the game that the offense may learn from his behavior on the field.

“I love the fire from ‘Pop,’ man,” Mahomes stated in his news conference. “That starts our offense. Obviously, that raised concerns, but we were already in trouble. I never want to dampen any man's passion.

“He’ll learn. I know he won't repeat that mistake. We need that on this squad to succeed.”

Pacheco ran for 110 yards and a score on 18 runs and caught three catches for 13 yards. He's run for 779 yards and six touchdowns and caught 33 catches for 209 yards and a touchdown in 12 games.