With his seventh catch of the day, Kelce broke Hall of Famer Jerry Rice’s record for the most playoff receptions in league history with 152.
Rice is universally regarded as the greatest receiver of all time, so passing him on any list is an incredible accomplishment. Kelce tied the record with a six-yard catch in the second quarter. He broke it with an eight-yard catch a couple of plays later.
Travis Kelce passes Rice for the MOST postseason receptions in NFL history (152) pic.twitter.com/UcHKzcYSGb
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It didn’t take long for Kelce to get going on Sunday. On Kansas City’s opening possession, he caught three passes from Patrick Mahomes, capping the 10-play drive with a 19-yard touchdown reception that gave the Chiefs an early lead.
Kelce continues to make his case for the greatest tight end of all time. He was selected to his ninth straight Pro Bowl this season after recording 93 catches for 984 yards and five touchdowns.
The 34-year-old already holds numerous records for the position, including most 1,000-yard seasons with seven. He and Mahomes also broke Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski’s record for most playoff touchdowns by a quarterback-receiver duo in last week’s Divisional Round win over the Buffalo Bills.
The Chiefs are looking to make it to their fourth Super Bowl in the last five years, so Kelce would have the chance to further extend his records if they make it past the Ravens.