In the AFC divisional round against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Kansas City Chiefs relied on Travis Kelce to step up with Patrick Mahomes out for multiple drives in the first half due to an ankle injury. Kelce, known for his clutch performances, delivered for the reigning AFC West champions as he has done many times before. Chiefs’ Kelce achieves never-before-seen milestone in playoff game against Jaguars.
Travis Kelce finished the first half against the Jaguars with 10 catches and two touchdown receptions. On his second score of the game, he caught a 1-yard pass from backup quarterback Chad Henne, which helped the Kansas City Chiefs to extend their lead over Jacksonville by 10 points.
Travis Kelce has achieved the feat of recording at least 10 receptions and two receiving touchdowns in three different playoff games, a record unmatched by any other player in NFL history, according to NFL Research on Twitter. No other player has accomplished this statistic more than once in a playoff game.
Travis Kelce’s previous remarkable performance of 10 receptions and 2 touchdowns in playoffs came during the Chiefs’ victory over the Buffalo Bills in the previous year’s AFC divisional round. This time, the reigning AFC West champions are seeking to secure a win over the Jaguars to secure a place in the upcoming AFC Championship game and to reach the Super Bowl for the third time under the leadership of quarterback Patrick Mahomes.