In a high-stakes Monday night matchup against the Seattle Seahawks, the Philadelphia Eagles found themselves in a tight spot.
A second-quarter false-start penalty on center Jason Kelce emerged as a turning point in the game.
Positioned on Seattle’s 3-yard line and ready to execute the “Brotherly Shove” on third-and-inches, the Eagles were poised for an easy first down.
However, a penalty on one of the team’s most talented and durable players altered the course of the game.
The false start, though not entirely clear in its location, sparked a wave of frustration among fans on social media.
Despite the uproar, Kelce, in the post-game analysis, took full accountability for the penalty that shifted the team’s momentum.