Travis Kelce’s 179 yards headline Chiefs’ win over Chargers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Travis Kelce turned 34 on Oct. 5 and since then had the very best three-game stretch of his profession, the most important being his 12-catch, 179-yard, one-touchdown recreation in Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Andy Reid stated it is as a result of Kelce is getting higher with age. He allowed that it is also the Taylor Swift impact. She was in attendance at a Kansas City Chiefs recreation for the fourth time this season and Kelce has averaged greater than twice as many yards together with her current as with out.

“Taylor can keep round all she desires,” Reid stated after the Chiefs' 31-17 win. Both method, Kelce has delivered within the three video games like at no time in his completed profession, with 31 catches towards the Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos and the Chargers.

“You'll be able to know what he'll run and you continue to cannot cease it,” Chiefs large receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling stated.

Typically, as quarterback Patrick Mahomes stated, Kelce does not all the time know beforehand the snap what route he'll run. He has the liberty towards sure coverages to change his route and took benefit greater than as soon as towards the Chargers.

“The primary factor is the best way he is in a position to acknowledge protection and regulate on the fly,” Mahomes stated. “We all the time speak about it, but it surely's one thing you could't take without any consideration. It is nearly like he is enjoying Madden. He can learn the protection and cease within the home windows and be open and be on the identical web page as me always and so he did an ideal job.

“It looks like he does it week in and week out and that is why he is the participant that he's and he'll be a Corridor of Famer someday.”

Kelce sat out the Chiefs' season-opener final month towards the Detroit Lions. He has 48 catches within the six video games since, which is tied for essentially the most in NFL historical past for a decent finish over the participant's first six video games.

Mahomes wasn't disputing that in some methods, not less than, Kelce has improved with age.

“The way in which he is in a position to acknowledge coverages might be even higher,” Mahomes stated. “He is performed towards each single crew and each protection and each option to attempt to take him away and so he is in a position to acknowledge that after which dissect it on the fly.”

Mahomes could not resist a pleasant dig at Kelce. The 2 related on a 53-yard move within the second quarter with Kelce catching a brief move and taking it to the Chargers' 6, the place he was tackled.

The Chiefs scored on the following play, anyway.

“Youthful Trav would have scored on that one landing,” Mahomes stated. “I will say that. However aside from that I believe he is doing an ideal job of discovering a methods to get himself open and having these monster video games.”

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