Jason Kelce demands fine for Bills’ Jordan Phillips over controversial hit in Eagles clash

In the 2023 NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles navigated one of the toughest schedules. Their latest encounter against the Buffalo Bills showcased resilience on the Eagles’ part but also unraveled controversy. A night marred by an infamous brawl saw defensive end Jordan Phillips facing criticism, particularly for a contentious hit on Eagles player Cam Jurgens.

Joining the chorus of critics, offensive star Kelce called for stringent action against Phillips, highlighting the need for accountability in the face of unsportsmanlike conduct, even in a league governed by strict rules against violence.

Jason Kelce slams Jordan Phillips

Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce expressed strong dissatisfaction with Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Jordan Phillips for a low hit on Eagles guard Cam Jurgens. Kelce went on WIP to voice his frustration, accusing Phillips of deliberately taking a cheap shot, claiming it as “b*******.”

The Eagles player also insisted that the NFL should fine him for the play. He went on to argue that Phillips showed zero effort to stop after jumping offsides, indicating a purposeful attempt to hurt Jurgens. He believed the hit should have been penalized as a personal foul and called for Phillips to face a fine for his actions.

“Teams are really trying to stop that play. I thought it was bullshit at the time. I really did. I said so to the official on the field. I said, ‘I’ve been running that play a lot of years. I’ve seen people jump offsides. He made zero effort to stop after he jumped offsides.’ He purposely tried to hurt Cam Jurgens. I thought it should have been a personal foul and I think he should be fined for that play.”

In a parallel sentiment, echoing NFL legend Tom Brady’s stance on not allowing players more freedom on the field, Kelce expressed his disapproval of such plays and labeled it a “disgrace that the NFL should not allow.”

Though Kelce acknowledged that Phillips might be “the best guy in the world,” he played up that the officials should address and prevent such breaches of fair play.

“I thought that play in particular was absolutely a disgrace that the NFL should not allow. I really do. I don’t know Jordan Phillips, he might be the best guy in the world, but that, in my opinion, the NFL needs to do something about. Because that shouldn’t be allowed in this game.”

During a pivotal fourth-and-1, the Bills’ player disrupted the Eagles’ quarterback sneak, colliding with guard Jurgens before the snap, per NBC Sports. Despite drawing an offside penalty, Phillips’s forceful impact on the play raised eyebrows and heightened tensions among the team players and the fans in attendance.

Eagles ease past Bills in crucial game 

Entering Week 12 with an impressive nine-game winning streak, the Philadelphia Eagles carried a wave of confidence, only marred by a single upset loss to the New York Jets. Despite a strong start to the season, the Eagles faced a challenge in the second quarter against the Buffalo Bills, trailing 7-17.

However, Jason Kelce’s team quickly regained their footing, culminating in a spectacular 12-yard run by star quarterback Jalen Hurts. This propelled the Eagles to a thrilling 37-34 victory in Week 12, securing their standing as the only 10-1 team.

Outshining even the high-flying Dallas Cowboys, the win drew attention from NBA legend Grant Williams, who cheekily trolled the Cowboys by donning Jason Kelce’s jersey. With the dynamic duo of Hurts and Kelce driving the offense, the Eagles have set their sights on a Super Bowl run, aiming to erase the memory of their defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs in February.

Amid the team’s high aspirations for the season, Jason Kelce has hinted at retirement. As the speculation grows, fans are left wondering if this marks the final season for the beloved Travis Kelce and Jason Kelce duo, who have been a source of entertainment for NFL enthusiasts.

Shabiha Akter

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Shabiha, once a casual observer, has morphed into a die-hard NFL fan. She carefully dissects every play, trade, and strategy. Whether it's breaking down game highlights or predicting playoff outcomes, Shabiha is your go-to source for all things NFL.


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