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Chiefs' Reid, Kelce downplay sideline spat

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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and tight end Travis Kelce downplayed their sideline spat during Super Bowl LVIII.

"He caught me off-balance; I wasn't watching. It was a cheap shot," Reid joked following Kansas City's 25-22 overtime victory, per Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post. The 65-year-old clarified that Kelce came over to say, "Just put me in, I'll score."

"I love that," Reid continued. "I mean, it's not the first time ... I appreciate it."

Kelce said he was mic'd up for the game and smirked while stating that he'd keep the particulars of what he said between himself and Reid "unless my mic'd up tells the world," according to Fox Sports' Scott Thompson.

Kelce ultimately didn't score but did lead the Chiefs in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (93).

The 34-year-old tight end had nothing but praise for his coach following the victory.

"I got the greatest coach this game has ever seen," Kelce said of Reid, per Yahoo Sports' Jori Epstein. "He's unbelievable ... He's one of the best leaders of men that I have ever seen in my life. ... I owe my entire career to that guy."

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