Chiefs players, fans arrive at a somber Arrowhead Stadium - KCTV5

Chiefs players, fans arrive at a somber Arrowhead Stadium

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Kansas City Chiefs players stand for a moment of silence before the start of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) Kansas City Chiefs players stand for a moment of silence before the start of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Chiefs fans in the parking lots around Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday are reacting to the recent events surround a shocking tragedy.

The scene at Arrowhead Stadium more than 24 hours after Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself in front of general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel wasn't noticeably somber.

Fans continued to gather around their tailgates and talk Chiefs football before Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers.

But some unsettled feelings remained as fans continued to figure out why a 25-year old starting linebacker for the Chiefs would commit such an act.

After talking to several groups of fans, the conversation continually turned to Zoey, the nearly 3-month-old daughter Belcher left behind. Several fans wondered what they could do to help her.

The parking lot at the practice facility, where Belcher took his life, remained relatively unchanged from Saturday morning. Media and fans are not allowed into that area. News trucks remained lined up along the practice facility.

Fans are trying to go through the motions and make this a regular day, but it's far from that.

"It didn't feel that great coming out here, but they said they were going to play the game, so we're out here," said Richard Eyberg who fired up the grill just like every other home Sunday.

But Eyberg said he is not sure playing the game Sunday was the best decision.

"I felt they should have pushed it until Monday night," he said.

Even though the food, the noise and the atmosphere all seemed pretty much normal, many fans wonder how it was going to feel inside Arrowhead.

Others, like one group from Wichita, said they bought tickets Saturday night to show support for the team.

Another said he donated an extra ticket to a children's charitable group. The phrase, "I felt I just had to be there," came from two different groups of fans.

Perhaps the most noticeable difference came when players, coaches and other team personnel, including Pioli, walked into the stadium.

Fans gathered on the hill above the tunnel where team staffers enter the stadium, just outside the players parking lot, and as Pioli pulled up and walked in, fans began cheering. He looked up, waved to the fans, acknowledging them, and walked into the facility.

Before kickoff, the crowd was asked to observe a moment of silence for victims of domestic violence and their families. There was no mention of Belcher.

Copyright 2012 KCTV (Meredith Corp.)  All rights reserved.  SBNation contributed to this report.

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