Travis Kelce didn’t know the Chiefs were losing playoff game until they lost

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When Travis Kelce left the wild-card playoff game against the Titans, the Chiefs led 21-3. The tight end had no idea the Chiefs were on their way to losing until the final drive of the game.

“I missed the entire second half up until the last drive,’’ Kelce said, via Adam Teicher of ESPN. “I jumped out of an MRI machine and looked at the score and [wondered, ‘What the heck is going on?’ I haven’t really peeked at the film ever since because I really don’t want to know what the heck just happened. I don’t think the people doing the MRIs and the X-rays even watch the game. I don’t even there’s a TV in there. I didn’t get any updates. Talk about ruin your day. All the air just left my body. I just sat down and had my fingers crossed that [quarterback Alex Smith] could go out there and make some plays and get us on to the next round.”

Kelce said he would have played the following week had the Chiefs advanced, but they lost 22-21, and the team traded Smith to Washington in the offseason.

Patrick Mahomes takes over as the starting quarterback, with the Mahomes era starting Monday with the offseason program.

9 responses to “Travis Kelce didn’t know the Chiefs were losing playoff game until they lost

  1. Don’t worry, Travis. You won’t have to worry about losing another playoff game while in the MRI machine, With Jon Manziel Jr. as your QB, you won’t be sniffing the playoffs.

  2. and kelce costs his team yet another game because he behaves poorly.

    opponents try to knock you out of the game when you do not behave with class, they just

    tackle you enough to get you down.

    it is not a coincidence that larry fitzgerald never takes any cheap shots to the head!

  3. Now the Redskins can enjoy the fruits of the horrific acquisition of the oldster Smith who is incapable of winning important games – but wait – that was said about Kirk Cousins. But we get Smith for a lower price (not really) and we gave up one of our best defensive young players to boot.

    The Redskins once again got fleeced by Porky the Pig (Andy Reid). Prior to this we got Chunky Donovan McNubb.

  4. Alex Smith actually played well. The number of games that the Chiefs’ defense lost for him would really spoil a lot of commentors’ days here.

  5. Wow… That must have been a bad case of emotional whip lash. Leave comfortably up only to come back to a nail biting gut punch with Revis’s tip assist to Mariota on the winning touchdown.

    Really wish Revis had retired, horrible last impression for his legacy ( I know for most people his legacy is being a money grubber, but still, that play in no way improved it). Surprised there wasn’t more buzz about the play. The “Butt Fumble” was the start of a blow out, that play was a game winner. Guess it needed a catchy name…

  6. ak185 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 5:52 am
    Alex Smith actually played well. The number of games that the Chiefs’ defense lost for him would really spoil a lot of commentors’ days here.
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    Alex did play well. In fact, he had the best season of his entire career. But at 33, do you think he will continue to get better? Smart money says he will revert to being Alex Smith.

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