In the intense world of professional football, the Buffalo Bills’ focus remains firmly on the game, even if it means letting go of any curiosity about Travis Kelce’s connection to pop sensation Taylor Swift.
The Kansas City Chiefs have been their formidable rivals in the AFC for several years, clinching multiple Vince Lombardi trophies, making appearances in Super Bowls, and competing in five consecutive AFC Championship Games.
Patrick Mahomes, along with Kelce and the Chiefs, has bested the Bills in the playoffs on two occasions during this stretch, solidifying their status as Buffalo’s chief adversaries.
However, as the Bills aimed to improve their 4-3 record during a Thursday night matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the focus was firmly on winning against an opponent that appeared less formidable than Kelce and company. It was not a night for scoring social media points by playfully mocking Kelce’s relationship with Taylor Swift.
But the NFL world had a different plan in mind. During the game, as quarterback Josh Allen signaled a play call before the snap in a game named after former NBA guard JR Smith, the official Thursday Night Football Twitter account, operated by Amazon, mistakenly interpreted the call as ‘Taylor Swift.’
To everyone’s surprise, Josh Allen later confirmed that he had not, in fact, invoked the pop sensation. He clarified that the call was indeed ‘JR Smith,’ a basketball reference.
In the end, the Bills secured a hard-fought 24-18 victory over the Buccaneers, with Josh Allen’s outstanding performance of 31-of-40 completions for 324 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.
With their record now at 5-3, the Bills will be facing the Cincinnati Bengals next Sunday night.
As for their highly anticipated showdown with the Chiefs, that is scheduled for December 10th in Kansas City. On that day, it is likely that Taylor Swift, not JR Smith, will be making an appearance.