Travis Kelce: Patrick Mahomes was flawless against the Bills

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Travis Kelce set a tight ends record with 1,416 yards receiving in 2020.

He’s kept up that level of production in the postseason, catching eight passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in the divisional round. Then he had 13 receptions for 118 yards and two TDs in the AFC Championship Game.

Following Sunday’s matchup, Kelce talked about being his own toughest critic and how that’s propelled him to his strong performances. But he also credited the man who throws him the ball, Patrick Mahomes.

“I tell myself I’m a scrub all the time when I see myself not doing something the right way or getting locked up,” Kelce said in his postgame press conference. “That’s a good football team, don’t let the score get it twisted. That team can play some football. I think we just had the quarterback back there that can make all the right plays and can make all the right throws. And sure enough today, he was just flawless. And it led us to victory.”

Mahomes didn’t have a perfect passer rating of 158.3, though it was fairly close. He finished with a 127.6 mark, having completed 29-of-38 passes for 325 yards with three touchdowns.

In seven career postseason games, Mahomes has completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 2,054 yards with 17 touchdowns and two interceptions.

9 responses to “Travis Kelce: Patrick Mahomes was flawless against the Bills

  1. Mahomes was awesome. All credit to he & the Chiefs – both are on a different level from the Bills right now.

    And man, could the Bills not cover Kelce. He just always seemed to be open.

    The Bills have some work to do, but the trajectory is good. Chalk this one up.

  2. Mahomes isn’t bad, but we’re told throughout the year, by the media, that Rodgers and Allen are better. Mahomes is 15-1, now 17-1, or 27-1 going back to last year. But he’s the 3rd best QB…. I believe what I see, not what I’m told.

  3. Why is Travis Kelce always WIDE OPEN? I would like to see an analysis of the distance to the nearest defender for each of his catches this year; it has to average at least 5 yards or more. Cover Kelce man-to-man and keep Mahomes in the pocket: its been New England’s recipe for success against the Chiefs for two years (they almost won their game this year, too).

  4. Mahomes was absolutely Amazing. Even after 3 years, his performance still blows my mind. Go CHiefs.

  5. Pass behind line of scrimmage to T. Hill….yards…after…..catch, Period. Subtract those and then do the stats.

  6. This is the best QB I’ve ever seen. What has he had? Two or maybe three bad games as a pro? That’s kind of crazy.

  7. gronkhof says:
    January 25, 2021 at 9:45 am
    Why is Travis Kelce always WIDE OPEN? I would like to see an analysis of the distance to the nearest defender for each of his catches this year; it has to average at least 5 yards or more. Cover Kelce man-to-man and keep Mahomes in the pocket: its been New England’s recipe for success against the Chiefs for two years (they almost won their game this year, too).
    ……………………………………………………………………………….

    Wow, what a selective memory you have. 26-10 is ALMOST winning????? Kelce did only have 3 receptions but went for 70yds. ’19 was also a KC win, Kelce had 9 rec. So you have to go back to Mahomes rookie yr for a NE win. reg season was 43-40, another 9 rec by Kelce. Playoffs was 37-39 OT, only 3 rec with TD. Overall I wouldn’t say you have the recipe to shut Kelce down. Might want to take those rose colored glasses off you are looking through.

  8. Their offense in general is incredible to watch. Not just tons of weapons but how they use them and keep the defense confused. That Kelce TD was a thing of beauty in how they totally froze the D with the pre-snap motion. You shouldn’t be able to find the game’s best TE that wide open down on the goal line but they did it any way.

  9. Not a Chiefs fans but Mahomes is fun to watch. That offense has so many weapons it’s ridiculous.

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