‘Kelce Bowl’ Between Chiefs, Eagles Has Some Historic Hype Behind It

There is no shortage of storylines available ahead of Monday night’s Super Bowl rematch between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles.

The “Kelce Bowl” as it has been dubbed will see Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce host his older brother, Eagles Center Jason Kelce. And that means a Taylor Swift sighting is to be expected as her romance with Travis continues. Plus, there’s the quarterback duel between Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts—or the fact that Chiefs Coach Andy Reid can become the franchise’s all-time coaching wins leader against his former team.

The list goes on. And it all culminates in a primetime meeting between two teams that have combined for a historically rare start to the 2023 NFL season.

The Chiefs (7-2) and Eagles (8-1) are both atop their respective conferences ahead of the Week 11 slate. This is the third season in the Super Bowl era in which the conference champions from the previous year have the best outright record in their respective conferences at least 10 weeks into the season, per ESPN.

It’s going to be a great game,” Mahomes told reporters this week. “You’ve got great teams in general. Jalen is a great quarterback but I think the whole, entire team on both sides—two teams that usually find a way to get a win, playing on Monday Night Football in front of the whole world. I think it’s going to be a great game.”

Kansas City overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat Philadelphia 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII. Mahomes, who threw for three touchdowns—including two in the fourth quarter—was named the game’s MVP.

But Jason Kelce doesn’t consider this to be a revenge game for himself or the Eagles. There would be a clear familial advantage to winning, though.