Travis Kelce doesn’t blame the ‘tough’ Packers loss on poor officiating despite multiple controversial calls
After loss to the Packers, the Chiefs have fallen onto a 8-4 standings, pulling them down from the top AFC seed.
Travis Kelce (Via DAZN)
When everyone points fingers at the poor officiating, Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs thought otherwise. As the Chiefs faced off against the Green Bay Packers in week 13, they ended up with a controversial loss of 27-19. The loss pulled them down from the top AFC seed.
Fans all over social media expressed their frustration with the officiating after two evidently pass interferences were not called upon. One of them was a pass to Travis Kelce from quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the final moment of the game. While the multiple misdeeds from the referees faced severe backlash, the star tight end did not place the blame on them.
This is what Kelce said:
I ain't gonna blame this on anybody but ourselves.Travis Kelce via Aaron Ladd from KSHB41.
In the postgame press conference, Kelce took the blame on himself and the team. He emphasized that it was the Chiefs’ fault for not making a comeback against the Packers.
Even though there was a lot of misconduct on the part of officiating, the Chiefs could not stop the in-form Jordan Love, and they could not perform better than the Packers’ defense. And Kelce firmly believed in that notion.
Kelce completed the game, recording four receptions for 81 yards, though he failed to log a touchdown. Meanwhile, QB Mahomes completed 21 out of his 33 passes for 210 yards, along with one touchdown and one interception.
Kansas City Chiefs pushed off from the AFC top-seed
As the 2023 regular season approaches its final five weeks, it seems a bit unbelievable to have another team to kick off the Chiefs from the AFC top seed. But to everyone’s surprise, it happened.
Currently, the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens are tied atop with 9-3 standings. The Ravens have a better intraconference record and hence are leading the AFC top. They also have a strong offense with the backing of Lamar Jackson, Odell Beckham Jr., and rookie Zay Flowers, along with amazing rushing abilities in the form of Justice Hill and Gus Edwards.
Both the Dolphins and the Ravens have built a solid defense this season, with solid backing by Pro Bowlers Bradley Chubb and Xavien Howard. After the poor loss to the Packers, Chiefs have fallen to 8-4 standings. If the team should secure the top AFC seed, they sure cannot afford another loss moving forward.
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