Pats fans, I understand your pain on the Kelce fumble being whistled dead. It’s brutal.
But you know who can understand it even more? Jags fans. Who didn’t go to the Super Bowl 2 years ago after that exact blown call went in the Patriots favor in the AFC Championship Game.
TOUCHDOWN TRAVIS KELCE!
So to review ...
• Bad call on Kelce fumble forced Pats' last challenge.
• Patriots can't challenge what should've been a TD.
• Chiefs get a stop inside the 10, force a FG.
Officials literally took 4 points off the board. And the league doesn't want a Sky Judge. https://t.co/CWSOEQ0rAy
The refs blew this Travis Kelce play dead and cost the Patriots a potential return for a TD #KCvsNE https://t.co/DTx2yTsPQW
So why is Kelce being knocked backwards and then fumbling not called “forward progress” being stopped, the same way the refs called that on Marcus Mariota’s fumble in the 2017 playoffs?
Final: #Chiefs 23 Patriots 16
• Mahomes: 289 Yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
• Hardman: 48-Yard TD
• Kelce: 8 Touches, 70 Yards, TD
• Hill: 8 Touches, 70 Yards
• Watkins: 4 Touches, 50 Yards
• Thompson & McCoy: 43 Yards each
• 3 Sacks, 1 INT, 8 TFL, 2 PBU
Can NFL analysts please start referring to George Kittle as the best TE in football and not Travis Kelce already?
1. blowing a Travis Kelce fumble dead before it could be returned
2. whistling N'Keal Harry out of bounds on a TD pass when he wasn't
3. not calling an obvious PI on a late third down
tonight was a rough one for the "Patriots get all the calls" crowd
Kelce is two yards off the line of scrimmage and then backs up to pick the DB. That ain’t selling a route, not sure how they’ll interpret that. The guy he’s hitting might be at one yard, but he’s not and blocking back in the route. Should be OPI
Travis Kelce se convirtió en el primer TE de la historia en hilar cuatro temporadas consecutivas con más de 1,000 yardas. #ChiefsKingdom #NFLxESPN
It’s been a few hours and I’m still mad about the refs but also mad that the Chiefs scored a touchdown on a direct snap read option to Travis Kelce
TE4 & TE5 the production dropped like a rock — because there are so few of those guys with a skill set for which Ds must adjust. And as with any position, Days 2 and 3 are filled with players that didn’t pan out. For every Travis Kelce there are three Gavin Escobars.
@TrMiGr @dbittner3396 @ArrowheadLive @Chiefs
It's called self preservation. Guys can only take contact for so long. As players get older, they learn how to prolong their career by avoiding hits. Kittle will either learn the same or he will have a short career. BTW Kelce is a very good blocker.
Kittle is a better TE in all aspects. Kelce soft as fuck. Fumbling ass.
@Selke37 @amargosavalley @FO_ASchatz
Lol. One bad call. There was the defensive hold against Watkins that went uncalled. The roughing the passer they picked up where the defender did land on top of 15 but they said they said he didn’t. The OPI on Kelce was a joke. The non Hold that brought back a big gain
Travis Kelce MVP #sundaysoundoff
@KSSportsMan @bcarroll205 @RealSkipBayless
How about Philip Dorcette getting mugged midair before the ball? Or the N'Keal Harry non-td call. Or the Kelce fumble?
Didn't think so.
You know what I do remember, Dee Ford jumping offside.. Multiple times
Imagine if Drew Lock had the Weapons on offense that Mahomes has. Hill...Kelce...Watkins...Hardman ...Robinson!!! Just saying 🔥🔥🔥
@smilestayshappy @dHudds @spearhead_9399 @ColinCowherd
You mean expecting the refs to not call a fumble down by contact, and expecting them not to call a clear and obviously TD out of bounds is by definition not getting bailed out. Because factually an objectively the plays were made N’keal scored, Gilmore stripped kelce.
This isn’t George kittle. Kelce can’t block for shit 😂😂😂🤡🤡🤡
@oldirtybradster @QueenChyXII @gkittle46
How am I hater? I mean yes I despise Kelce, but Kittle is flat out better lmfao. He’s practically as good a receiving tight end and a much better blocker. Thus, he is a better tight end.
Yup....also got screwed on the Kelce fumble when the refs blew the whistle for no good reason at all. Horrible officiating.
@spurs_legacy @QueenChyXII @gkittle46
Blocking still matters but the Tight End has been changing more and more with each passing year. You're just a hater lol. Travis Kelce is a fucking animal. No disrespect to Kittle but he hasn't been around for that long.
combination of D. Henry, Mike Thomas, Cole Beasley, Kelce, Hopkins, Chubb and D. Freman were my fantasy heroes in 2 leagues. 😍
In the final moments of the third quarter, the officials called a play dead after Travis Kelce fumbled the ball, ruling that the ball was dead. The officials tonight made several mistakes. And they did not call all the mistakes either! So the Patriots got screwed!
Tyreek Hill might have caught that dude on the fumble. He was in front of him & he’s fast. KC makes me mad playing for big plays all the time. Kelce had the 1st down there if he just went down but he was going backwards looking for a home run & he ain’t that fast so he got popped