NFL players must be careful around Travis Kelce. Or at least cover those sensitive areas.
In the middle of a pile, Kelce was clearly fed up with the Patriots’ Kyle Van Noy and stuck the pigskin right in his crotch. It literally took Van Noy off of his feet. It came after Van Noy was pushing Kelce’s helmet into the ground, so of course, he retaliated.
The NFL fined Kelce $12,154 for it, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
The penalty came after Alex Smith hit Kelce with an 8-yard pass. Kelce was penalized for taunting — a 10-yard penalty enforced at Kansas City’s own 21-yard line.
Kelce’s had some other bad penalties in the past. Last season, he threw his towel at the referee like a penalty flag. He also laid down a vicious push on the Steelers’ Ross Cockrell.
It’s just Kelce being Kelce.
Result: Cam Newton went 18-of-33 in passing for 194 yards with one interception, one passing touchdown and a 69.5 passer rating. He was sacked three times (one by Miller, one by DeMarcus Ware and another split between Ware and Todd Davis) for a loss of 18 yards. Newton was hit James Conner Womens Jersey eight times, had six of his passes broken up and didn’t complete a pass targeted for over 20 yards.
DeMarcus Ware retired, but the sentiment is still the same: Denver knows how T.J. Ward Youth Jersey to get after the passer. The defense is built for it, Vance Joseph is a great defensive mind, and their personnel is likely the best in all of football.
Sure, Dak hasn’t looked great. But, take a deep breath. What other defense is designed to shut down the Cowboys in the way that the Giants are? What other defense possesses the talent that the Broncos have? Dak will have opportunities to find his rhythm with his receivers and bounce back.