AFC number one seed, Kansas City Chiefs, started on a strong note against the Cleveland Browns. Coach Andy Reid had an almost full roster to choose from as the Chiefs went all-out attack from the word go. It was the home team who scored the first touchdown on Sunday courtesy of Super Bowl LV MVP Patrick Mahomes.
Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs started this tie as strong favorites despite Cleveland’s promising win over the Pittsburgh Steelers last weekend. And it was the home team who were the first to cause serious damage.
Early in the second quarter, Mahomes linked up with ‘good friend’ Travis Kelce to open his 2020 NFL post-season touchdown account. The Texas-born quarterback threw a direct pass to Kelce at 2nd and 19 as the Chiefs led by a 6-3 margin, but there was still more left to do.
Kelce still had some running to do if he wanted to make it to the End Zone. He charged towards his destination, but the Browns defense began to close him down. However, Kelce ran like a man possessed and leaped over the final Browns tackler to seal the opening touchdown of this Divisional Playoff tie.
The reported 16,000 fans at the Arrowhead Stadium went ballistic as their beloved Chiefs extended their lead by 6 points. Kelce and Mahomes have been brilliant all season and showed precisely why they should never be allowed to link-up on a football field.
Travis already set the record for the most receiving yards by a tight end in a single year at the end of the regular season (1,400). Add this to his tally, and mind you, there’s more where that came from.