The Chiefs didn’t have a superstar tight end travis kelce in the lineup on Thursday night and they definitely seemed to miss him during their 21-20 loss to the Lions.
The Chiefs’ receivers dropped several passes and the team did not score any touchdowns after halftime of the home loss. After the game, manager Andy Reid refused to use Kelce’s absence as an explanation for why the team is now 0–1.
Reid noted that the Lions converted a fake punt deep in their own territory in the first quarter and a pass that went wide. Kadarius ToneyThe hands for a 50-yard interception came back for a touchdown in the third quarter as game-changing plays towards Detroit.
“No excuses at allReid said, via KSHB. “We have guys who can play. We were there to take care of business. They put us in special teams and continued on the road. We got caught on the slant ball.”
Reid said Kelce’s knee, which was hurt in practice Tuesday, “didn’t feel right,” and NBC’s Melissa Stark reported during the game that the team said Kelce struggled during a pool workout Thursday night. tomorrow. Stark added that there is optimism about Kelce’s availability for the Week Two game against the Jaguars and, excuses or not, the Chiefs will need him to present the best version of their offense.