Kansas City Chiefs take to field in wake of tragedy

The Chiefs and fans were shocked to learn linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend before taking his own life in front of Kansas City general manager Scott

Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium. The team paused for a moment of silence for the victims of domestic violence and their families before Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers.

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KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 02: Kansas City Chiefs players huddle in prayer in the tunnel to the field prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium on December 2, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 02: The Kansas City Chiefs neel and pray before a game against the Carolina Panthers on December 2, 2012 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 02: The Kansas City Chiefs pause for a moment of silence honoring domestic abuse after the incident involving Jovan Belcher #59 prior to the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 2, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Carolina Panthers v Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 02: Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs walks off the field after player warm-ups prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium on December 2, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Carolina Panthers v Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 02: Head coach Romeo Crennel of the Kansas City Chiefs receives a hug from center Ryan Lilja #65 during player warm-ups prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium on December 2, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Carolina Panthers v Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 02: General Manager Scott Pioli of the Kansas City Chiefs hugs owner Clark Hunt prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium on December 2, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, left, and coach Romeo Crennel stand together before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Carolina Panthers v Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 02: Head coach Romeo Crennel of the Kansas City Chiefs receives a hug from strong safety Eric Berry #29 during player warm-ups prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium on December 2, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Dec 2, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs players stand for a moment of silence against domestic abuse before the game with the Carolina Panthers in at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE