Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs won 26-7 against the Miami Dolphins on Saturday night and made it to the next round of the NFL Playoffs. Taylor Swift was there to cheer for them.
Kelce, who is 34, caught seven passes for 71 yards in the game.
Near the end of the game, the cameras showed Swift, who was sitting with Donna Kelce and Brittany Mahomes, singing happily with the other Chiefs fans.
The Chiefs will play in the divisional round of the playoffs next weekend. If they win that game and another one in the AFC Championship round the week after, they will go to the Super Bowl.
The Super Bowl will be on Sunday, Feb. 11 in Las Vegas.
The Chiefs have a 70% chance of making it to the Super Bowl, according to The Kansas City Star newspaper. They have been to the final game three times in the past five years and won the title in 2020 and 2023.
Kelce, 34, and Swift, who are dating, helped the Chiefs win their division for the eighth time in a row and go to the playoffs for the ninth time.
The singer of “Love Story” went to many Chiefs games this season. She sat with Kelce’s parents and other players’ families in a fancy box.
Someone who knows the Kelce family well said to usnewsdaily that “Donna likes Taylor and thinks she’s very sweet and down to earth.”Kelce’s mom, who was one of the 25 Most Intriguing People of the Year by PEOPLE, also said to the Wall Street Journal that her son is “happier than I’ve seen him in a long time.”
Kelce had a great regular season with 93 catches for 984 yards and five scores, leading the team. Mahomes, the quarterback, liked to pass to Kelce more than anyone else on the team. He threw to him 121 times.
Kelce got 1,000 yards or more in the last seven seasons. Mahomes, who is 28, wanted to help Kelce get his eighth season with 1,000 yards or more. He said he would pass to him a lot in the last game of the season.
Kelce did not play in the last game. He said to his brother Jason Kelce on their podcast New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce that he did not care about getting 1,000 receiving yards.
He said, “It didn’t feel right in my gut and it didn’t feel like I should be playing the game that way [by the numbers],” he said. “If I can get some rest going into next week, stay off the turf out there in L.A. and just avoid some hits… I was all for that, to gear up for the playoffs.”
The Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Kelce” “come across as selfish” and called him a “humble, humble guy.”