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Travis Kelce breaks record for most tight end receptions in Divisional Round

Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs takes the field prior to the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Arrowhead Stadium on January 21, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images

Update: Kelce only caught four more passes in the second half, but that was enough to beat his old record of 13 receptions in a playoff game.


Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce already has two touchdown receptions at halftime and the came from different quarterbacks, as Chad Henne is currently in for the injured Patrick Mahomes. Besides the two touchdowns, Kelce also has 10 receptions.

Kelce’s yardage number is low for the amount of receptions he has, with 55 total yards, but the two touchdowns and the ability to give Henne a security blanket coming in cold has been extremely helpful for the Chiefs who lead 17-10 at half despite Mahomes dealing with what has been reported as a high-ankle sprain.

Kelce is also on pace to break the record for most receptions in a playoff game, which is set at 15, with Darren Sproles and James White tied. Kelce is actually already high on that list, as he had 13 back in 2021 against the Bills in the championship game. We’ll see if Mahomes can play through his ankle injury or if Henne is back after halftime, but either way, Kelce is target No. 1.