Travis Kelce has been so dominant within the playoffs that not even an harm to Patrick Mahomes may cease him on Saturday, because the eight-time Professional Bowl tight finish already has two touchdowns within the first half. Actually the Jacksonville Jaguars stand little probability of slowing down the NFL’s most harmful receiving risk within the trendy period.
With two extra scores in Saturday’s Divisional Spherical matchup, Kelce now has 14 postseason touchdowns since 2017. That’s twice as many as second-place Cooper Kupp, who has seven playoff touchdowns in that very same time frame, with six of these coming in 4 postseason video games final 12 months. The at present retired Rob Gronkowski and Gabe Davis of the Buffalo Payments every have six.
No different gamers have greater than 5 playoff touchdowns within the final six years, however Travis Kelce is closing in on 3 times that quantity with half-hour of sport left on Saturday.
It didn’t even decelerate the Chiefs when Mahomes, the 2018 MVP and one of many frontrunners to win the award once more proper now, left the sport with an ankle harm within the second quarter. Kelce caught 4 passes for 15 yards and his second landing when backup Chad Henne led a 98-yard landing drive in opposition to the Jaguars rather than Mahomes.
That makes Henne the third quarterback who Kelce has caught his 14 postseason touchdowns from within the final six years, after Alex Smith in 2017 and Mahomes for the previous 5 years.
That is additionally Kelce’s third playoff sport with at the very least two receiving touchdowns, the second-most such video games for a good finish in NFL historical past after Rob Gronkowski, who did it 4 instances. Kelce has now caught at the very least one landing move in every of the final six postseasons, the one participant to take action. No different participant has had greater than three postseason appearances with a landing since 2017.
Travis Kelce may actually be twice pretty much as good as every other offensive weapon proper now.