Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid says his team experienced problems with headsets during Saturday's playoff loss in New England, though they worked fine in the crucial final minutes of the game.

Reid said the problem occurred in the first half between the coaching staff and the radio in quarterback Alex Smith's helmet.

But Reid said they cut out "just a little bit, not much," and did not think that they were anything out of the ordinary.

It's not the first time that headsets had trouble at Gillette Stadium.

In the regular-season opener, Pittsburgh complained the coaches' headsets were filled with the Patriots' radio broadcast of the game. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin later said his coaches have had problems with headsets every time they play at New England.

New Browns coach cools on Manziel

The more new Browns coach Hue Jackson talks, the more he seemingly foreshadows the organization severing ties with troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel and addressing its glaring need at the game's most important position in the draft.

In the six radio interviews Jackson did last week, he made it clear he's focused on finding a bona fide franchise quarterback for the Browns and suggested the Manziel era will end this offseason.

He emphasized those points further in a seventh interview Sunday with Ty Schalter and Jason Cole on SiriusXM's Bleacher Report Radio channel.

"If there is a quarterback there at pick No. 2 or pick No. 32 in this year's draft that we feel is the best option, the best fit for our organization, our football team, then we need to go get him," Jackson said. "I do believe that this team does need a quarterback.''

The previous regime drafted Manziel 22nd overall in 2014, but Jackson has given every indication he has no interest in dealing with the personal problems and off-field behavior plaguing the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M.

Allen breaks foot

Panthers defensive end Jared Allen fractured a foot during Sunday's victory over the Seahawks, according to several reports. The former Viking will be re-evaluated Monday.