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Chiefs dedicate win over Raiders to teammate Eric Berry, who is battling cancer

Sunday’s 31-13 win over Oakland marked the Chiefs’ first since safety Eric Berry left the team in November and was subsequently diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. The Chiefs cheerleaders wore shirts that honored Berry.
Sunday’s 31-13 win over Oakland marked the Chiefs’ first since safety Eric Berry left the team in November and was subsequently diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. The Chiefs cheerleaders wore shirts that honored Berry. The Kansas City Star

Sunday’s win marked the Chiefs’ first since safety Eric Berry left the team in November due to lymphoma.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said the team continues to check in on Berry, who is fighting the disease back home in Atlanta.

“He is battling right now,” Reid said. “He had his first treatment and probably isn’t feeling very good. I talked to him. He said oatmeal is his best friend right now. He was not able to take too much down. He is in the middle of this thing.

“But everybody has been staying in touch with him and making sure he knows our support is there with him. It was a good win, I dedicate that one there to Eric.”

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