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Kansas City Chiefs huddle together before game, pray

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WBTV) -

One day after a Kansas City Chiefs linebacker killed his girlfriend then took his own life, his team beat the Carolina Panthers 27 to 21.

Some of the Chiefs huddled together in prayer before hitting the field.

Javon Belcher shot himself in front of his coach and general manager Saturday.

Team owner, Clark Hunt, spent time in the locker room before the game saying he just wanted to show his support for the team.

"Well, it's been a very big challenge for our organization and for our family. We lost two important members of our family yesterday in a tremendous tragedy. And it's just been so tough for everybody involved," Hunt said.

WBTV's John Carter attended the game in Kansas City. He told anchor Sharon Smith by phone, "I would call it a somewhat subdued crowd..a lot of people were concerned before hand and you could almost hear a sigh of relief when they did the moment of silence...they did it for victims of domestic violence."

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