Among the chiefs 27-20 Winning the Split over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, Mahomes found Kelce with an 8-yard score in the team’s opening game.
Based on ESPN stats and informationMahomes’ connection with Kelce combined for 12 touchdowns in the knockout stages, with only Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski having more (15).
With Gronk already out of the league for now and Brady presumably retiring soon, Mahomes and Kelce could catch this year’s iconic pairing if all goes well.
After all, the two have connected 12 times in the regular season, so what about three more times in the post-season?
Looming with an ankle injury in the first half, Mahomes remained productive against Jags, finishing 22/33 for 195 yards and two touches on the ball.
Meanwhile, Kelce caught 14 98-yard passes and scored two points, ending his one-night catch for fear of scoring for a post-season game. record of 15 are held by Darren Sproles and James White.
Curiously, both Mahomes and Kelce Awards Saturday’s ball game for backup midfielder Chad Henne.
Entering the game briefly in the first half with Mahomes injured, Henne led the Captain on a 98-yard scoring line.
Henne won 5/9 out of 12 innings, ending it with a one-yard touchdown pass to Kelce.
The Captains are currently awaiting the winner of Sunday’s group stage game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills.
Kansas City is sure to take notice because result will decide whether the Captains will host next week’s AFC Championship match or play at the pre-determined neutral venue, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.