Travis Kelce missed Week 1 for the Chiefs with a knee injury and had to watch Kansas City’s offense falter without him in a home loss to the Detroit Lions.
The good news for the defending champions is that their star tight end returned to the lineup in Jacksonville – along with star defensive tackle Chris Jones – and the two All-Pros made their presence felt as the Chiefs attempted to bounce against a Jags. the team they beat in the divisional round of last year’s playoffs. In the third quarter of a low-scoring affair, the Chiefs offense finally got going a bit and Kelce got involved as he so often does in the red zone, with Patrick Mahomes finding him on a makeshift play for a touchdown that put KC up 14-6.
Mahomes and Kelce working out of structure for a touchdown is nothing to write home about, but the biggest highlight of this play is Ian Eagle’s sensational call, as the playmaker dropped a cheeky reference to Taylor Swift, noting that Kelce found “empty space” in the Jaguars’ defense. Kelce was rumored to be dating the pop staralthough no one has been able to confirm this and his brother, Jason, I would just laugh at a question about that after the Eagles won on Thursday Night Football.
Eagle is one of the best in the business for a reason, and this is some of his best work at giving a little nod to the rumors – he also added a “shake it” before moving on to the commercial break.