Smith hails ‘crazy’ Kelce score �� In their 27-20 win over Philadelphia, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce gave Kansas City a 20-13 lead by incredibly leaping over several Eagles defenders on a shovel pass from Alex Smith, who was left in awe. To go airborne like that, to find a way to get into the end zone, I thought was crazy, Smith said. After receiving another taunting penalty in the game, Kelce also continues to drive Andy Reid insane for different reasons.
Brutal �� Antonio Gates needed only one word to describe the Chargers 19-17 loss to the Dolphins, which saw rookie Younghoe Koo miss a potential game-winning field goal. This should have been a day of celebration for Gates, who broke Tony Gonzalez’s record for most touchdown catches by a tight end, but he plays for the Chargers, whose attachment to bad luck has followed them from San Diego to Los Angeles.
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