Kelce and Co. Lose Big, Get Trolled With Taylor Swift

Denver Broncos prove merciless in serenading KC Chiefs with 'Shake It Off'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2023 11:38 AM CDT
Chiefs Suffer an Upset, Get Trolled With Taylor Swift
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce sits on the bench during the second half against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, in Denver.   (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Taylor Swift did not show up to watch the Kansas City Chiefs lose to the Denver Broncos in a pretty major upset on Sunday. But she did show up in song, as the Broncos seized their moment of glory to do a little trolling with one of her hits. As Fox News reports, the Broncos trounced the Chiefs for the first time since 2015, holding KC's potent offense to three field goals while they put 24 points on the board and snapped the Chiefs' six-game win streak. Swift's beau, star tight end Travis Kelce, pulled in a meager six receptions for 58 yards, and the rest of the Kansas City offense wasn't much better.

In the spirit of sports engendering eternal and often hilarious pettiness, the video board at Denver's Empower Field at Mile High serenaded Kelce and Co. as they left the field with Swift's 2014 hit "Shake It Off." Yahoo Sports has the video here. While Swift has been present only for Chiefs' wins, she wasn't expected to make Sunday's game as she prepares to resume her The Eras tour on Nov. 9. And the lack of a muse might not have been the Chiefs' only problem—star QB Patrick Mahomes was battling the flu going into the game, CBS Sports notes. (More Taylor Swift stories.)

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