Quarterback Patrick Mahomes faced his 10 teammates, huddling in the style Dawson did when playing for the Chiefs in the 1960s and '70s.

The Packers declined the punishment and Mahomes came out the game, supplanted by Chad Henne.

We as a whole needed to follow through with something. I think [team executive and CEO] Clark [Hunt] and mentor [Andy] Reid discussed it and they concocted the thought,"

Mahomes told the NFL Network during the game. "And obviously, we're praying for his family

Before the game, the Chiefs held a snapshot of quiet at Arrowhead for Dawson, their quarterback in a Super Bowl IV win over the Minnesota Vikings

He passed on this week at 87.