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Catching Kelce: Brothers Meet in Super Bowl 57

Chiefs’ Travis, Eagles’ Jason to Make History

History will be made when Super Bowl 57 kicks off on Sunday in Arizona as brothers will face off in the big game for the first time. Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce will be competing on opposite sides of the field for the Lombardi Trophy.

Kansas City advanced to the Super Bowl after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in the AFC Championship Game while Philadelphia downed San Francisco 31-7 in the NFC title game.

Brothers Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles and Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs
Brothers Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles and Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs - Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

However, while it is the first meeting between the two in the Super Bowl, it isn’t the first time they have played each other.

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The Chiefs and Eagles met twice with both Kelce brothers playing. Travis and the Chiefs won both those games. Kansas City most recently downed Philadelphia 42-30 in October 2021 at Lincoln Financial Field.

It also won’t be the first Super Bowl appearance or win for either brother. Jason, drafted by the Eagles in 2011, was a part of Philadelphia’s Super Bowl 52 win when the Eagles defeated New England 41-33. Travis, drafted by the Chiefs in 2013, will be making his third Super Bowl appearance and looking for his second ring after Kansas City defeated San Francisco 31-20 three years ago.

Along with their Super Bowl wins, the brothers have had individual success throughout their time in the league. Jason is in his 12th season with the Eagles and has been named All-Pro five times while being voted to the Pro Bowl six times. He is one of the top centers in the league, ranking No. 1 at his position from 2017-2019.

Travis, meanwhile, is in his 10th season and has been named All-Pro four times and a Pro Bowler eight times. He holds the single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end with 1,416 yards, seasons with 1,000 or more receiving yards with seven, and consecutive seasons with 1,000 or more receiving yards, which is also seven.

Despite being the first pair of brothers to play each other in a Super Bowl, it won’t be the first time brothers have clashed in the big game.

Jim and John Harbaugh previously met as head coaches in Super Bowl 47. John, head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, came away victorious over Jim and the San Francisco 49ers with a 34-31 win.

Though Jason and Travis Kelce’s mom, Donna Kelce, said she will be cheering for the offense in the big game, one team will have to come out on top. Place your bets for Super Bowl 57 on BetUS.

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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