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Chiefs’ Travis Kelce gives cryptic explanation for tantrum, Andy Reid bump

The Kansas City Chiefs won their third Super Bowl in the last five seasons, but it didn’t look that way in the first half of Sunday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas.

The sideline meltdown in which Travis Kelce nearly knocked out head coach Andy Reid made that clear.

Kelce told ESPN’s Booger McFarland about an incident in which the star tight end was yelling at Reed after Isaiah Pacheco fumbled in the red zone. His answer was puzzling.

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Kansas City Chiefs jersey number 87 reacts to head coach Andy Reid during the first half of Super Bowl III against the San Francisco 49ers on February 11, 2024 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. No. Travis Kelsey. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

“Yeah, that’s…I’m going to keep this to myself until the world knows that the mic went out. I just told him how much I love him,” Kelce said with a smile.

Patrick Mahomes added, “That moment says a lot about who we are as a team. Everybody loves it. Everybody loves the game, everybody loves to compete, and Coach Reid wants to compete. I think so,” he added.

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The Chiefs’ offense stalled early in the game, but Patrick Mahomes found wide receiver Mecole Hardman 52 yards down the field and burst into the red zone, igniting his team.

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But on the next play, Pacheco fumbled because Kelce wasn’t in the game, and the 49ers recovered. At that moment, Kelce ran up to Reed and made him listen to it.

If the Chiefs hadn’t won the game, looking back on what happened, the incident could have been much worse. However, the Chiefs were able to come back in the second half to force overtime, with Mahomes leading the game-winning touchdown drive and Hardman scoring the game-winning goal.

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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce hugs Taylor Swift after NFL Super Bowl 58 vs. the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas. The Chiefs won 25-22. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Kelce played a key role in the comeback, especially after an abysmal first half with just one catch on the first drive for 1 yard.

He had nine catches for a team-high 93 yards, helping him earn his third career Super Bowl ring.

Travis Kelce collapses on the Chiefs sideline during Super Bowl III, nearly throwing Andy Reid off his feet

For years in the NFL, coaches and players have interacted with each other on the sideline, especially during high-stakes games like the Super Bowl.

But Reid is loved by everyone on the team, especially Kelce, who has been part of this Chiefs dynasty since the beginning.

The tantrum may have been the wake-up call both Reed and Kelce needed in this match, but as the latter said, he was being miked for the match.

Travis Kelce looks on on the field.

Travis Kelce, number 87, of the Kansas City Chiefs after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 during Super Bowl III at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. react. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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