Travis Kelce: Raiders Loss ‘a Frustrating F–king Experience’ and ‘Embarrassing’

Travis Kelce isn’t making excuses for the Kansas City Chiefs in the wake of their 20-14 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Christmas Day.

On the latest episode of the New Heights podcast Presented by Wave Sports + Entertainment (starts at 37:55 mark), Kelce called their performance in that game “embarrassing” and they “gave them (the Raiders) a present” like Santa Claus.

Kelce added it’s a “frustrating f–king experience” for the team after losing for the third time in the past four weeks.

Monday’s game was arguably the low point of this season for the Chiefs. The 14 points scored were their second-fewest in a game this year, ahead of only their nine-point outing against the Denver Broncos in Week 8.

Even more concerning than the low point total was the Raiders getting two defensive touchdowns on back-to-back plays in the second quarter, including Jack Jones’ pick-six against Patrick Mahomes.

Mahomes’ 14 interceptions are a career high with two games remaining in the regular season. His frustration with the offense has started to show in recent weeks.

Per The Ringer’s Sheil Kapadia, the Chiefs had their worst offensive game by expected points added per drive of the Mahomes era against the Raiders.

The Raiders won this game despite getting zero completions and zero passing yards from quarterback Aidan O’Connell in the final three quarters. Zamir White, who started at running back in place of an injured Josh Jacobs, ran for 145 yards against the Chiefs.

Monday’s loss dropped the Chiefs to 9-6 and unable to clinch a first-round bye for the first time since Mahomes became the full-time starting quarterback in 2018. They have yet to lock up a playoff spot, though that can happen this week with either a win or tie vs. the Cincinnati Bengals or losses/ties by the Raiders and Denver Broncos.