In a departure from the norm, Taylor Swift took a back seat to another star in the stands at a recent Kansas City Chiefs game – none other than Jason Kelce. Following a playoff loss with the Philadelphia Eagles and amidst swirling retirement rumors, the elder Kelce brother spent his first free weekend cheering on his younger sibling, Travis Kelce, the Chiefs’ tight end, in Buffalo.
Travis Kelce scored his first touchdown of the game with just three minutes left in the first half, and his celebratory gesture, tossing the football into the stands while blowing a kiss and forming a heart with his hands, seemed to signal that the touchdown was dedicated to his girlfriend, Taylor Swift, watching from a suite above.
Swift joyfully celebrated in her suite, and in a true older brother fashion, Jason Kelce passionately reveled in his brother’s achievement. Undeterred by freezing temperatures, Jason Kelce removed his shirt to mark the scoring drive. Adding to the spectacle, he chugged a beer and leaped into the crowd below, eliciting boos from Bills fans before returning to the suite.
Both moments quickly went viral, and throughout the game, the camera captured glimpses of the star-studded suite, featuring Jason Kelce’s wife, Kylie Kelce, and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ wife, Brittany Mahomes.
Despite the initial mixed reception of Jason Kelce’s celebrations by Bills fans, he endeared himself to the Buffalo crowd before the game, appearing at a tailgate clad in red amid a sea of Bills blue. He graciously accepted a drink from a fan and exchanged high fives as cheers erupted around him.
Prior to the game, a young Bills fan experienced a memorable moment when Swift noticed his rendition of the “distracted boyfriend” meme. The drawing depicted Swift walking alongside Travis Kelce, looking back over her shoulder at Bills quarterback Josh Allen.
In the end, the Chiefs emerged victorious with a 27-24 win over Buffalo, setting the stage for an AFC championship game against the Baltimore Ravens next week in Baltimore. Whether Jason Kelce’s shirtless celebrations played a role in Kansas City’s triumph remains a topic of speculation, leaving Chiefs fans hopeful for a repeat performance in the upcoming game.