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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The ghosts of Deflategate and conspiracy theories about malfunctioning headsets haven't kept Chiefs coach Andy Reid up at night.

The Patriots have been magnets for complaints from opponents, including Steelers coach Mike Tomlin in September, but Reid said he won't be on high alert for Saturday's playoff game at Gillette Stadium.

"I don't worry about all that stuff," Reid said. "I've played New England so many times. We used to play up there every year preseason, during the season . . .

"Worrying about all that, that's not how you win the game."

While the Patriots tend to draw most of the finger-pointing, technical difficulties aren't unusual in any stadium, Reid said.


"Sometimes there's a problem," he said. "When I was in Green Bay, we had a problem with it there. We had it at home and the away team had it. So we both deal with it. When we played New York, it was the same way both sides. Some places sometimes that just happens."

Reid has made three trips to New England in his 17 years as a head coach, not including preseason games. He said he's never had any issues.

"They've been good," Reid said. "I haven't had any issues. I mean, I've heard of things happening, but I haven't had any of those problems."

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Julian Benbow can be reached at jbenbow@globe.com.