5. Get Travis Kelce rolling again
It's no secret that Travis Kelce has not had his best season. He hasn't scored a TD since Week 11 and has only accumulated and only 88 yards over his past three games. Though this may have been a "down year" for him, it's still a career season for the high-majority of tight ends that step onto an NFL field.
I don't think the Chiefs need to have a fantastic game throwing the ball in order to win, but it will be in their best interest to get Travis Kelce back into a groove if they want to make another Super Bowl run. Also, if this game does get sketchy for Kansas City and a scoring drive is necessary, Kelce needs to be a key part of it.
It should be noted that Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce are just one touchdown shy of tying the all-time NFL postseason record for receiving touchdowns between a quarterback and pass-catcher duo. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are at 15, while Mahomes and Kelce have 14 heading into tonight's game. One touchdown pass would tie the record, while two would break it.
After an extremely eventful 2023 for Travis Kelce, his first game of 2024 is a great opportunity to get his swagger back. If Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce can rekindle their playoff magic of years past, the Chiefs will be tough to beat.