KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Kelce could feel his brother’s pain.
One of the Kelce brothers had to win Monday night and the other had to lose.
This time, it was Travis Kelce’s turn to seal a 21-17 win for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Afterward, Travis, the All-Pro tight end, was brief with the media in the Kansas City Chiefs locker room. By one reporter’s estimate, Travis spoke for a full 40 seconds.
Jason, the Eagles All-Pro center, had a short conversation of his own with his brother after the game.
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“After the game, when one of the players doesn’t want to talk too much,” Jason said. “I think if he’s like me, you’re happy for your brother in some ways. Knowing how the game ended for him, he’s probably outdiving himself pretty well now.”
Travis caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes late in the second quarter that put the Chiefs ahead 14-7, but he also coughed up a fumble in the red zone in the fourth quarter that squandered a scoring opportunity. Also, covered in double coverage throughout the game, he did not catch a pass in the first quarter and finished with seven catches for 44 yards. He dropped a pass on Kansas City’s final drive.
“We’ll talk later in the week,” Jason said. “It was a tough game. Both sides made a lot of mistakes. The clock ran out. It could have gone either way.”
Big Brother knows. The last time the brothers played against each other, Jason had to deal with a loss in Super Bowl 57. Jason recalls that days after that setback, he had to join his brother on the popular podcast “New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce,” which he Co-host.
“We’ve had our ups and downs,” Jason said.
And now there is another page in the saga.
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