- Eagles fans were concerned when Kelce left the game before overtime
- But he returned after allegedly using the bathroom at Lincoln Financial Field
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As Jason Kelce walked down the tunnel after giving away two late penalties against the Bills, Eagles fans feared the worst as overtime loomed.
Ultimately, however, they needn’t have worried as the veteran center soon returned to the field and went on to help Philadelphia seal their spot in the NFL playoffs.
Kelce made a crucial block on a Bills defender, allowing Jalen Hurts to run into the end zone and win the game for the Eagles, who are the first team to make the playoffs this season.
And according to NFL reporter James Palmerhis short trip through the tunnel beforehand only consisted of using the bathroom.
By relieving himself before extra time and returning for the coin toss, Kelce showed his experience after being penalized for false starts by two rare concentration lapses.
Jason Kelce walked through the tunnel to use the bathroom before returning to help the Eagles earn an overtime victory over the Bills
Kelce did this after being assessed two penalties for false starts late in the fourth quarter
But after returning in time for overtime, he ultimately played a key role in Jalen Hurts’ game-winning touchdown on Sunday.
However, after using the bathroom, Kelce rediscovered his best form and proved the unsung hero as Hurts scored the winning touchdown.
Hurts scored the winning touchdown on a quarterback draw with 2:37 left in overtime to help the Eagles win 37-34 on a cold, rainy Sunday.
Philadelphia’s Jake Elliott tied the game with a 59-yard field goal with 20 seconds left. After the Bills went ahead with a field goal on the first possession of OT, Hurts ran virtually untouched for the 12-yard score that made the Eagles the only 10-1 team in the NFL.
Hurts threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more, beating Buffalo’s Josh Allen as he rallied the Eagles from a 17-7 halftime deficit for the second straight game.
Hurts walked off the field with his arms outstretched in celebration as the fans roared. He hit DeVonta Smith for receptions of 17 and 11 yards in OT, and D’Andre Swift had a 16-yard run to help set up Hurts’ walk-off TD.
Allen threw for 339 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two scores for the Bills (6-5), who are in danger of missing the playoffs after winning the AFC East the past three years.
But he was intercepted by James Bradbury in the fourth quarter, setting up Hurts’ 29-yard TD pass to Olamide Zaccheaus for a 28-24 Philly lead.
Allen used a 15-yard scramble and a 15-yard passer roughing penalty on the first drive of OT to put the Bills in position for the win. Tyler Bass – who had missed two field goals – scored the go-ahead goal from 40 yards out with 5:52 left in OT.