In the Week 7 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end, Travis Kelce, delivered a stellar performance, reeling in an impressive 12 receptions for 179 yards and securing a crucial touchdown.
This marked his second consecutive game with over 100 receiving yards.
Following this remarkable display, Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes shed light on the connection between the two star players.
In a post-game interview with James Palmer of NFL Network, Mahomes couldn’t help but praise Kelce, stating, “He’s a special player, man. The way he understands the game, comprehends coverage, and finds ways to get open—it’s truly special.”
Over the past three weeks, Kelce has consistently showcased his prowess by accumulating 31 receptions, 370 receiving yards, and two touchdowns.
On the season as a whole, he boasts impressive statistics with 48 receptions, 525 yards, and four touchdowns.
Simultaneously, Mahomes delivered an exceptional performance during this game, arguably one of his best of the year.
He completed 32 of his 42 passing attempts, achieving season highs in passing yards (424) and passing touchdowns (four).
In the 2023 season thus far, Mahomes has thrown for 2,017 yards, 15 touchdowns, and six interceptions, boasting a completion rate of 69.5 percent and a passer rating of 101 through the Chiefs’ first seven games.
Notably, the Chiefs’ victory over the Chargers represented a significant offensive breakthrough, amassing a season-high 483 total yards.
This win marked only the second time the team scored 30 or more points this year, with the first occurrence happening in Week 3 when they dominated the Chicago Bears with a 31-point victory.
Kansas City had been facing offensive challenges in previous weeks, leading to expressions of frustration from both Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes.
However, their strong showing in Week 7 could serve as a turning point for the defending champions.
With a 6-1 record, the Chiefs now aim to extend their winning streak to seven games as they face the Denver Broncos in their next matchup.