BALTIMORE (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce were at their best in the first half, and Kansas City’s defense delivered another masterpiece against Lamar Jackson and Baltimore, helping the Chiefs reach the Super Bowl for the fourth time in five years with a score of 17. -10 victory in the AFC championship game on Sunday.
Kelce has caught 11 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown, and now the big question at next month’s Super Bowl in Las Vegas is whether his girlfriend Taylor Swift will be able to make it there in the middle of her tour. The pop star was in attendance again on Sunday and Kelce, 34, was at his best.
Kansas City (14-6) will face either San Francisco or Detroit on Feb. 11, and a victory would make the Chiefs the first team to win it all in consecutive seasons since the New England Patriots 19 years ago.
Swift’s presence has transformed the Chiefs into an even more glamorous team than they already were, but it’s been more of a blue-collar performance on the field this season. Aside from Kelce, Mahomes hasn’t had the playmaker receivers he has enjoyed in recent years.
Instead, defense played a big role in why Kansas City won the AFC West and ultimately won back-to-back road playoff games against Buffalo and Baltimore to win the conference.
The Chiefs led 17-7 at halftime, and Justin Tucker’s 43-yard field goal with 2:34 remaining was the only score of the second half.
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