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During the Kansas City Chiefs’ win over the Buffalo Bills this past week, Chiefs’ receiver Mecole Hardman fumbled the ball out of the back of the end zone to give the ball back to Buffalo in a crucial moment. But Travis Kelce is actually taking the blame.

During his “New Heights” podcast with his brother, Travis Kelce insisted that the fumble was his fault, not Mecole Hardman’s. And he said he’s been apologizing to Hardman all week.

“Dude, I’m not going to lie, man, I owe Mecole a [freaking] new car or something — I owe so much to him. My block was the one that knocked the ball out,” Kelce said. “I’ve been [freaking] sick. I’ve apologized to him every single time I [freaking] saw him today and I’ll apologize again, my bad Mecole, man.”

Kelce explained that Bills defender Jordan Poyer simply made a better play that he did, allowing him to knock the ball out of Hardman’s hands.

“[Poyer] finished the play better than I did, got a hand on the ball, and man, I owe my guy big time,” Kelce said. “I feel bad for him, man. There’s nothing worse than giving up the ball, especially in [that] situation.

“That [stuff] sucks, man. And Mecole, he’s fired up to get after it again, though. I know my guy, he wants another opportunity to get the ball and show what he can do with it. And sure enough, you’ll see him next Sunday come up right on time, baby.”

Obviously, Hardman and Kelce will both want another chance at a similar play during this weekend’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.

[Pro Football Talk]