There could have been a lot of things different in the week 11 game for the Kansas City Chiefs. Particularly as the star tight end Travis Kelce mentioned, the poor offensive performance. After beating the Philadelphia Eagles at the Super Bowl last season, the Chiefs again faced them in week 11 of this season. However, they were outlasted by the strong defense play of the Eagles, who have just lost only one game this season so far.
The Chiefs are known to have an elite offensive team over the past years, but this season, it hasn’t played to the best of its potential. The star quarterback Patrick Mahomes numbers have also fallen and wide receivers are falling short on the field.
The cherry on top of the opponents is Chiefs’ tight end Kelce has also been slammed with inadequate performance for the past couple of months. These factors are the reasons why the Chiefs have been shut down in the second half three straight times, earning the lowest second-half scoring average.
In a recent episode of the New Heights podcast, Kelce opened up about his inadequate performance against the Eagles. Kelce said:
Obviously my turnovers are killing us. Penalties are absolutely killing us. I had one of both. I had a holding penalty, and a drop and a fumble. I'm just not playing my best football right now. It's pissing me off every time I go out there.
Early in the fourth quarter, Kelce fumbled a ball while in the red zone, on Tuesday night’s football game. This was the second turnover by the Chiefs and became a missed opportunity for the team to increase points against the Eagles. Despite the shortcomings, tight end Kelce also brought points for his team with multiple first downs and scoring a touchdown on a 4-yard pass. He completed the game logging seven receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown.
Travis Kelce thinking of retiring after the Week 11 loss
The Chiefs’ star tight end was recently featured on the cover page of WJS for the December-January issue amidst his dating rumours with pop sensation Taylor Swift. During the conversation, Kelce shed light on his relationship with Swift and his potential retirement plans.
Kelce who has been playing for over ten seasons in the NFL has established himself among the top ten tight ends in history. He has led his team to the Super Bowl twice. In spite of that, he also underwent a total of 10 surprises, though, he has missed only four games since his rookie year.
Kelce shared that retirement has been “the only thing I’ve never really been open about, the discomfort. The pain.” After going through 10 surgeries, he can still feel the pain of each one of them.