Not having his superstar quarterback on the field for a crucial fourth-down attempt Sunday wasn't an issue for Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
Leading the Cleveland Browns by five with just over 1:15 left on the clock and Chad Henne replacing an injured Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs needed to convert a fourth-and-inches from their own 49-yard line to seal the contest and advance to the AFC Championship Game.
The reigning Super Bowl champions called a passing play for Henne and converted the attempt to beat the Browns. Reid explained postgame that punting the ball back to Cleveland - which had no timeouts remaining - wasn't an option.
"There was no doubt. No doubt," Reid said of his late-game decision, according to Nate Taylor of The Athletic.
"There's no tomorrow, let's roll," he added, per Harold R. Kuntz of FOX4 News.
Reid also said his team fully believes in Henne, who had attempted just 43 passes over the last five seasons before Sunday.
"When you're around him, you just know. Everybody has full confidence in him," the coach said, per ESPN's Adam Teicher.
Henne finished the night with 66 yards and one interception on 6-for-8 passing.