Travis Kelce is inching closer to the 2024 Super Bowl.
The Kansas City Chiefs clinched a 27-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills in New York this Sunday. This win against Josh Allen’s Bills propels the Chiefs into the AFC Championship, where they will face the Baltimore Ravens on January 28. They are now just one game away from reaching the Super Bowl, scheduled for February 11 in Las Vegas.
The game also set a new record for Kelce and quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The 34-year-old tight end and the 28-year-old quarterback now hold the record for the most post-season touchdowns by a duo in NFL history.
Kelce received two touchdown passes from Mahomes during the game, raising their combined career playoff touchdowns to 16. This surpasses the previous record of 15 held by the New England Patriots duo, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski.
After securing a pass into the end zone during the second quarter, Kelce made a heart shape with his hands. This gesture was directed towards his girlfriend, the pop superstar Taylor Swift, and his family who were present in the Highmark Stadium.
Travis Kelce’s elder brother, Jason Kelce, aged 36, enthusiastically celebrated Travis’ touchdown. He removed his shirt and expressed his excitement in the suite where their parents, Donna and Ed Kelce, and Travis’ girlfriend, Taylor Swift, were also cheering. Jason was even seen shirtless in the stands, interacting with the Bills fans who were booing.
The game was also attended by Jason’s wife, Kylie Kelce, and Patrick Mahomes’ wife, Brittany Mahomes. This marked the first occasion where Kylie and Swift attended a game together.
If the Chiefs secure a win in the upcoming week, they will progress to the Super Bowl, aiming for consecutive Lombardi trophy victories. This would mark the Chiefs’ fourth appearance in the championship game in the last five years, having previously won in 2020 and 2023.
In October, the Bills’ quarterback, Allen, aged 27, shared with PEOPLE that he believes the NFL’s coverage of Kelce’s relationship with Swift is beneficial for the brand. This was in response to some fans’ complaints about Swift being overly featured in the broadcast. Allen opined that this has attracted a significant number of viewers, stating that in this industry, you’re either progressing or regressing.
Swift has consistently supported Kelce throughout the NFL season. She made her first appearance at a Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium on September 24, when Kelce’s team defeated the Chicago Bears with a score of 41-10.
With Swift in attendance, the Chiefs currently hold a record of 8 wins and 3 losses