Travis Kelce Slams Bengals, Cincinnati Mayor And Quotes The Rock To Hype Chiefs Vs. Eagles Super Bowl
“Burrowhead my ass. It’s Mahomes’ house!”
Travis Kelce went viral last after he made it clear that Patrick Mahomes is still the alpha dog QB at Arrowhead Stadium.
Moments after the Chiefs defeated the Bengals in a thrilling AFC Championship game Sunday in Kansas City, the Pro Bowl tight end crashed Mahomes’ postgame interview with CBS,
“Burrowhead my ass. It’s Mahomes’ house,” the 33-year-old Kelce said of the quarterback, who led the Chiefs to a thrilling, 23-20 win over the Bengals.
Per the New York Post:
Kelce’s swipe at the Bengals follows comments made by Cincinnati players after the team’s Divisional Round win over the Buffalo Bills last week, in which they remarked, “We’ll see y’all in Burrowhead.”
The Bengals, along with then-second-year quarterback Joe Burrow, entered Arrowhead Stadium last January and stunned the Chiefs with an overtime win in the AFC Championship game to advance to the Super Bowl. Cincinnati ultimately fell to the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 2022, 23-20.
The tables turned in the Chiefs’ favor this year, with Kansas City’s Harrison Butker nailing a 45-yard field goal late in the fourth to stamp the team’s ticket to the big game in Arizona.
Mahomes, who suffered a high-ankle sprain last week and played through Sunday’s game, even got in on the jokes with Kelce afterward.
“We showed this place it’s Arrowhead, it’s not Burrowhead out here,” the quarterback said.
Kelce then piled on by tweaking Cincinnati’s mayor, Aftab Pureval, who engaged in widely-publicized trash talk ahead of Sunday’s game.
“Know your role and shut your mouth!” the tight end shouted, channeling one of former WWE star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s signature catchphrases.
Mahomes also commented on the trash talk at the post-game press conference, saying “I think guys were probably the most pumped up I’ve seen them going into a football game. (There) was a lot of trash talk coming from a lot of different places.”
Further stoking the Chiefs’ pre-game fire was the team’s underdog mentality, Mahomes added.
“I think no one picked us to win. (I) saw that it was like 5% of people. And we think we’ve built up enough respect to have a chance to go out and win every game.”
As for the mayor’s remarks, Mahomes said, “the mayor came at me, man. He’s the mayor of Cincinnati, so he’s gotta think about something.”
Mahomes’ wife was less impressed, calling the mayor’s remarks “WEAK. & embarrassing” in a quote-tweet.
The Chiefs face the Philadelphia Eagles at Super Bowl 2023 on Sunday, Feb. 12, which pits brother against brother as Kelce’s older sibling, Jason Kelce, is a center for Philadelphia.
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