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Patrick Mahomes Details How Travis Kelce Saved KC Season


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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had eight receptions and a TD against the BIlls.

We all know Travis Kelce helped the Kansas City Chiefs win their overtime thriller against the the Buffalo Bills on January 23 with his toe-tapping walk-off touchdown. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes said that the tight end’s football awareness also saved the game.

Rewind back to eight seconds on the clock in regulation. Mahomes had just hit Tyreek Hill for a 19-yard strike on first down, setting up a do-or-die moment from the Chiefs’ 44-yard line.

It was the stuff legends are made of, and Kansas City may never see another combination as clutch and legendary as Mahomes to Kelce. The conversion itself was unbelievable but the explanation from the QB only added to its greatness.

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Travis Kelce is the best tight end in football. Just ask any NFL player.

In college, Brate had chosen Rob Gronkowski, who became his teammate this past offseason, for that kind of close review. Then Gronkowski’s body started to betray him, and his skills diminished.

“Once I got into the NFL, he was no longer my favorite tight end,” Brate said this week. “It was Travis Kelce.”

As he prepares for his second Super Bowl after catching a touchdown in last year’s game, Kelce occupies a rarefied place in the NFL’s ecosystem. He has become the engine of the Chiefs’ relentless offense, both bulldozer and security blanket for Patrick Mahomes. In the AFC championship game, he caught a championship-game record 13 passes, two for touchdowns. The only thing in Kansas City more certain to satisfy than burnt ends at Q39 is Kelce on third down.

Provided room to operate across the middle by Tyreek Hill’s explosive speed on the outside, playing in an era

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