Kelcies, Swifities, and Bears…Oh My!
Taylor Swift cheers from a suite with Travis Kelce’s mother, Donna Kelce, at Sunday’s Kansas City Chiefs game. (Photo by: Cooper Neill / AP)
What a blowout victory yesterday. The defending champion Chiefs put on a butt-whooping clinic against the Chicago Bears yesterday 41-10 with an appearance that most didn’t see coming. Taylor Swift, The 12-time Grammy Award winner took advantage of an opportunity to see her now boyfriend, All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce, and the Chiefs whoop the Bears at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday while watching alongside Mama Kelce, from one of the glass-enclosed suites on a sunny afternoon in Kansas City. The Chiefs went to work and played team ball which led to the blowout win. A Handful of winners and losers captured my attention. With that being said, here are the winners and losers from Week 3.
Patrick Mahomes, QB, #15:
Mahomes played his best game this year, hitting almost every receiver before his ankle bothered him ahead of halftime which was a nasty sneak attack by Yannick Ngakoue. His three TDs were too easy, with Kelce, rookie Rashee Rice, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling all assisting downfield. Mahomes passed for 272 yards and 3 touchdowns with no interceptions for a 127.3 rating in the Chiefs’ 41-10 win over Chicago. Mahomes has 25,044 passing yards in 83 career games and became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 25,000 career passing yards, surpassing Matthew Stafford, who reached the mark in 90 games. Mahomes should be fine heading into Sunday Night’s game against the Jets.
Mahomes to McKinnon again! 21-0, @Chiefs
— NFL (@NFL) September 24, 2023
Travis Kelce, TE, #87:
While the attention as the game kicked off was on his new girlfriend sitting with Mama Kelce, Kelce had another big game on the field. He led the Chiefs with eight targets, snagging seven passes for 69 yards and a touchdown. More importantly, the 33-year-old showed no limitations from the knee injury that forced him to miss Week 1.
— NFL (@NFL) September 24, 2023
Watching Ms. Swift scream: “LFG” after the Kelce score was amazing because she got to witness the best fanbase in the NFL and this is the group you’d want to be a part of. Kelce will ride into New Jersey with this new momentum as he’s starting to get his groove back after that scare during Week 1.
Travis Kelce gets TD Taylor Swift rejoices! pic.twitter.com/zTTvF9fpP3
— Brad Henson Productions (@BradHensonPro) September 24, 2023
The Entire Defense:
Steve Spagnuolo isn’t going anywhere, especially when the team is looking like the best defense in football in 3 weeks and having the best QB in the world. Spags has been firing on all cylinders with the help of the Chiefs’ defensive front with Chris Jones and George Karlaftis helping lead a three-sack effort that consistently shut down Justin Fields and the Bear’s horrendous rushing attack. L’Jarius Sneed and Mike Danna joined him with a tackle for loss each, while Justin Reid Mike Edwards, and Joshua Williams had pass breakups. That hit from Trent McDuffie on Khalil Herbert that forced the fumble was a big moment shift for our team that solidified our victory going forward. McDuffie now has two force fumbles on the season. This is looking like the LOB Seahawks defense and I love every bit of it.
— Devon Clements (@DevclemNFL) September 24, 2023
Blaine Gabbert, QB, #9:
It might appear that the Chiefs sooner or later could be looking for a new backup quarterback. The effort given by the Ballwin, MO native is uninspiring, to say the least. Gabbert came into the game late in the third quarter when the team was up 41-0 which could have solidified a shutout but became just a blowout when he threw two unnecessary picks to the Bears defenders on his five passing attempts. The most notable one was when Bears linebacker Jack Sanborn intercepted Gabbert and returned it 42 yards for a takeaway. This should make the Chiefs consider elevating Chris Oladukon to the 53-man roster and maybe challenge Gabbert for his spot if this continues.
Jack Sanborn picks off Blaine Gabbert and the Bears finally do something worthwhile today, but this game has been over for a LONG time pic.twitter.com/WCDo7I1Y8f
— Lukas Galecki-Shofroth (@TGNCoverage) September 24, 2023
The Bears team in general:
They have an uninspired offense, defense, and everything else. Bad coaching or whatever, they had no answers for anything at any point in this game, especially the crazy circumstances in the week leading up to this game. Fields did lead Chicago in rushing, but only because Khalil Herbert and Roschon Johnson had nowhere to go (Thanks to the Chiefs’ dominant run defense). When Yannick Ngakoue fell into Mahomes’ ankle (like as if he did it intentionally), I was already convinced to put this team on this list because of their undisciplined nature.
Even Terry Bradshaw knows it’s NOT the QB it’s the coaching! “You’re going to have to hire a coach to come in & fix that Quaterback.. That Quaterback (Justin Fields) is TALENTED!”… No QB in this draft is better than Justin Fields! PERIODTTTT!! Hire a COMPETENT HC (Eric Bienemy)… pic.twitter.com/qm2GHBup1G
— Nestradaumus (@Nestradaumus1) September 25, 2023
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