Chiefs’ Travis Kelce hurdles into end zone on 20-yard TD reception from Patrick Mahomes
After a second consecutive long drive by the offense, Travis Kelce dove into the end zone for a 20-yard reception from Patrick Mahomes to give the Chiefs a 10-point lead.
Travis Kelce LEAPS from four yards out into the end zone! #RunItBack
— NFL (@NFL) January 17, 2021
At the beginning of the play, the Browns had the best matchup they’re going to have for Kelce by having their best cover cornerback in Denzel Ward on the All-Pro tight end. However, Kelce quickly shook Ward in coverage and was able to flash his hands for Mahomes.
Travis Kelce snapping ankles early 😳pic.twitter.com/vwS8TL1UTD
— NFL on ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsNFL) January 17, 2021
Following the reception, Kelce turned into a running back and he made it clear he wasn’t going to be denied a touchdown. Kelce would leave his feet from a few yards from the goal line as he dove into the air and landed on top of Mecole Hardman to ensure he got into the end zone.
Finding the end zone wasn’t something that was a struggle for Kelce during the 2020 season. Throughout the regular season, Kelce hauled in 105 passes for 1,416 yards and 11 touchdowns to earn himself his sixth consecutive Pro Bowl nod. His 1,416 receiving yards set a single-season record for a tight end, which was most recently set by George Kittle in 2018.
Going back to Week 13 against the Denver Broncos, Kelce has now scored a receiving touchdown in five consecutive games and has scored in six out of his last seven games. Given his ability to score whenever he gets the ball in his hands, the Browns may want to configure a better gameplan for the pass-catching tight end.