Chiefs TE Travis Kelce on Verge of Making NFL History Against Atlanta Falcons

Published 12/24/2020, 11:34 AM EST
Nov 22, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) runs the ball ahead of Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Damon Arnette (20) during the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


The Kansas City Chiefs have been as dominant as ever this season. With Patrick Mahomes yet again in the running for league MVP, the Chiefs have been a force to reckon with in offense. While a plethora of players on the Chiefs roster have been pulling out the big guns, one particular offensive juggernaut is on route to breaking an all-time NFL record. Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce is just 60 yards away from breaking the record for the most receiving yards by a tight end in a single NFL season. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

A season to remember for Travis Kelce  

Kelce so far has registered 1,318 receiving yards this season. With the Chiefs facing the Atlanta Falcons next, the tight end will need a 60 yard game to break the record set by San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle back in the 2018 season. Something which should be a walk in the park for Kelce given that he is averaging 94.1 yards per game. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Kelce, recently, broke another all-time record. Surpassing 1,000+ receiving yards this season, Kelce became the first tight end in NFL history to manage the feat on 5 separate occasions. The previous seasons being 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

 

The tight end’s performance has been such that he sits second only to Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in the league for most overall receiving yards this season. Sitting only 6 yards behind Hopkins, if Kelce ends the season on top of the pile for receiving yards he would become the first tight end in NFL history to finish the season leading the league for receiving yards. 

Chiefs push for Super Bowl glory

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Having clinched the AFC West with a 13-1 record, the Chiefs are favorites to land the AFC top seed. Head coach Andy Reid and his boys know a thing or two about winning a Super Bowl. They have done it before. To be precise, they did it last season beating the San Francisco 49ers. With the side’s core still intact with players like Mahomes, Hill and Kelce, the Chiefs could very well make it two in two.  

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Shivayan Roy

561 articles

Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT