On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs overcame a scoreless second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers and eventually won the Super Bowl. Travis Kelce, who was not happy about his role in an early red-zone play, grabbed head coach Andy Reid on the sideline and screamed at him.
The Chiefs had driven to the 49ers’ 9-yard line on a 52-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes to Mecole Hardman. However, Kelce wasn’t in the game on that pivotal play. Instead of blocking as planned, tight end Noah Gray was sent out into the field. The Chiefs tried to run a play for Isaiah Pacheco, but he fumbled the ball and caused a turnover. This was Kansas City’s best chance to score at that point, which they lost.
Mistakes from both sides led to points being at a premium early on Sunday, causing mounting frustration among players. It resulted in rare discord on the Chiefs’ sideline, with Kelce targeting his head coach. Luckily for them, it didn’t hurt their cause much as they went on to tie the game at 19-19 late in regulation time and force overtime.
During overtime, Mahomes led a walk-off touchdown drive capped by a pass to Mecole Hardman that secured Kansas City’s third Super Bowl victory in five years. Kelce finished with nine catches for 93 yards and set up the game-winning touchdown with a first-down conversion in the red zone. Afterwards, Kelce seemed much happier and more relaxed than he did during regulation time