KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jason Kelce could feel his brother’s pain.
One of the Kelce brothers was expected to win Monday night and the other was expected to lose.
This time, it was Travis Kelce’s turn to fail as the Philadelphia Eagles rallied for a 21-17 comeback victory.
Afterward, Travis, the All-Pro tight end, was starved of media in the Kansas City Chiefs locker room. By one reporter’s estimate, Travis spoke for 40 seconds.
Jason, the Eagles All-Pro center, had his own brief exchange with his brother after the game.
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“Every time after the game one of the guys won’t want to talk much,” Jason said. “I think if he’s like me, in some way, you’re happy for your brother.” Knowing how the match ended for him, he’s probably beating himself up about it right now.
Travis caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes late in the second quarter that put the Chiefs up 14-7, but also coughed up a fumble in the red zone in the fourth quarter that squandered a scoring opportunity . Additionally, covered in double coverage throughout the game, he didn’t catch a pass in the first quarter and finished with seven catches for 44 yards. And he dropped a pass on Kansas City’s final drive.
“We’ll talk about it later in the week,” Jason said. “It was a hard-fought match. Both sides made many mistakes. The clock is up. It could have gone either way.
Big brother knows that. The last time the brothers faced each other, Jason faced a loss at Super Bowl 57. Jason recalls that a few days after that setback, he had to join his brother on the popular podcast “New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce” who they co-host.
“We’ve had our ups and downs,” Jason said.
And now there is another page in the saga.
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