Monday, January 30, 2023

Mahomes, Kelce are on pace to be league’s highest-scoring playoff duo

Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, the Kansas City Chiefs dynamic duo, are on pace to grow to be the NFL’s deadliest postseason scoring combo. 

Within the Chiefs’ 27-20 Divisional Spherical victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday, Mahomes discovered Kelce for an eight-yard rating on the workforce’s opening drive. 

In accordance to ESPN Stats and Info, the Mahomes to Kelce connection mixed for 12 touchdowns within the playoffs, with solely Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski having extra (15). 

With Gronk out of the league for now and Brady in all probability headed for retirement quickly, Mahomes and Kelce might catch the enduring pair this 12 months if issues go proper. 

In spite of everything, the 2 attached 12 instances in the course of the common season, so what’s three extra within the postseason?

Hobbled by an ankle harm sustained within the first half, Mahomes was nonetheless efficient towards the Jags, ending 22-of-33 for 195 yards and two touchdowns. 

In the meantime, Kelce caught 14 passes for 98 yards and two scores, ending his night time one catch shy of setting the single-game postseason record of 15 held by Darren Sproles and James White. 

Oddly sufficient, each Mahomes and Kelce awarded Saturday’s recreation ball to backup quarterback Chad Henne. 

Coming into the sport briefly within the first half for an injured Mahomes, Henne led the Chiefs on a 98-yard scoring drive. 

Henne went five-of-nine on the 12-play drive, capping it off with a one-yard landing move to Kelce. 

The Chiefs now await the winner of Sunday’s division-round matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Payments. 

Kansas Metropolis will undoubtedly be paying shut consideration as a result of the result will decide whether or not or not the Chiefs will host subsequent week’s AFC Championship recreation or play on the predetermined impartial website, Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

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