Under Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs have dominated the AFC.
They have appeared in five straight AFC Championships, and have made it to the Super Bowl in three of those seasons.
Mahomes and Travis Kelce have been a huge reason for their success, and the two of them are quickly encroaching on a tight end-quarterback playoff record.
Mahomes & Kelce are catching up to Tom & Gronk 👀 pic.twitter.com/01nklzTneA
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In their time together in the playoffs, the Mahomes-Kelce combination has combined for 13 touchdowns, which is just two touchdowns away from Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski’s record of 15.
Kelce and Mahomes have been in 13 postseason games together, and the Super Bowl next Sunday will make it their 14th.
While it’s unlikely for this duo to break the record next weekend, assuming they make it back to the playoffs next season, this record will be in their sights.
Batman needed Robin to succeed, and Mahomes needs a player like Kelce to succeed as well.
Sure, players like JuJu Smith-Schuster and Kadarius Toney have their place on the team, but Kelce is seemingly on a different level than any other Chiefs pass-catcher.
He is reliable in the red zone, racking up third-down conversions, and much more.
This connection started during Mahomes’ rookie year, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
Will this connection be able to result in another Super Bowl victory?
The Philadelphia Eagles have an incredibly difficult defense.
If the Chiefs want any chances of succeeding in this game, they will need a big game out of Kelce, and Mahomes will need to be at full strength as well.NEXT: Chiefs Player Talks About What Makes Andy Reid Special