WHAT. A. GAME. In a match with massive playoff implications, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers duked it out in an epic overtime duel for the ages. Both teams went back and forth, treating this match as if it was the AFC Championship game. In the end, the Chiefs won, thanks to Travis Kelce's epic game-winning touchdown. (via ClutchPoints on Twitter)
GAME. SET. MATCH. 💥💥💥
KELCE TAKES IT THE DISTANCE!!!
CHIEFS TAKE IT ON OT!!!pic.twitter.com/gC1D9VrhA6
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) December 17, 2021
Kelce's final touchdown was the icing on top of the cake for the Chiefs tight end. His final statline of 10 catches for 191 yards and two touchdowns was a career-best performance from him. The team needed every single one of his scores, as the Chargers furiously matched every shot the Chiefs threw at them and then some.
After Kelce's game-winning catch, NFL stars took to Twitter to express their awe at the Chiefs tight end. One of the first ones to react was another star tight end: George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers.
CALLED GAME! @tkelce 🤯🔥🔥
— George Kittle (@gkittle46) December 17, 2021
Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who's had his fair share of battles against Kelce, Mahomes, and the Chiefs, also couldn't help but be impressed.
Wow Kelce LIVE for that dang
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) December 17, 2021
Other NFL stars chimed in with their own sentiments about Travis Kelce.
@tkelce is really that guy!!!
— Myles Garrett (@Flash_Garrett) December 17, 2021
@tkelce really that dude!!
— Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) December 17, 2021
In the end, I think Joe Mixon summed up what we all feel about this Chiefs-Chargers contest.
OMG hell of a game.
— ⚡️Primetime!!!⚡️ (@Joe_MainMixon) December 17, 2021
With this come-from-behind win, Kelce and the Chiefs took control of the AFC division, grabbing first place. I think all NFL fans wished that this game wouldn't end. Hopefully, we see a rematch of this matchup in the playoffs. For now, though, the Chargers need to figure out how to get into the playoff hunt…