Travis Kelce & Tyreek Hill Have Record Equaling Night as Kansas City Chiefs March on to AFC Title Game

Published 01/17/2021, 7:11 PM EST
Nov 29, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) and tight end Travis Kelce (87) his touchdown scored against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The Kansas City Chiefs are through to the AFC Championship game yet again. This will be the 3rd straight season that the Chiefs have made it to the Conference title match up.

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Defeating the Cleveland Browns 22-17 at the Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs face the Buffalo Bills up next. In a night to rejoice for Chiefs fans, their dynamic offensive duo of Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill led the way yet again. 

Hill and Kelce equal all-time franchise record

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Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill have been the main outlets in offense throughout the season for the Kansas City Chiefs

Tight end Kelce earlier set a record for most receiving yards in a season for a player in his position. While wide receiver Tyreek Hill too impressed with a 15 touchdown regular season.

The Chiefs’ trailblazers equaled an all-time franchise record as well in the game against the Browns.

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The tight end and wide receiver both recorded over 100 yards receiving for the game. The feat is unique as it is only the 2nd time in franchise history that it has been achieved in the Playoffs. 

RB Ed Podolak (110) and WR Elmo Wright (104) were the last 2 Chiefs players to accomplish the feat against the Miami Dolphins all the way back in 1971. 

While Hill ended the night with 110 yards, Kelce was not far behind with 109 receiving yards.

Kansas City Chiefs QB Mahomes doubtful for Championship tie

While the Chiefs are now through to the Playoffs, there’s one concern that will linger throughout the week; star quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ potential absence in the AFC title game owing to a concussion in the tie against the Browns.

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Jan 17, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is slow getting up after being brought down by Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Mack Wilson (51) during the second half in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mahomes would be taken out for the remainder of the game. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 Super Bowl MVP has put up another stellar season at Kansas. With a rushing touchdown to opening his team’s scoring against the Browns, Mahomes looked in fine form.

But the concussion now leaves Mahomes in a race against time to get fit for the game against the Buffalo Bills.

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Shivayan Roy

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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.

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