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The Chiefs Are Going to the Super Bowl! Travis Kelce and the Team Beat Baltimore Ravens in AFC Championship

The Chiefs will compete in the upcoming 2024 Super Bowl on Feb. 11 in Las Vegas

<p>Christian Petersen/Getty</p> Travis Kelce

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Travis Kelce
  • The Kansas City Chiefs won in Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens

  • Tight end Travis Kelce caught the first touchdown of the game and passed NFL great Jerry Rice's record for most catches in postseason history

  • The Chiefs will compete in Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas on Feb. 11

Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs are officially headed back to the Super Bowl!

The Chiefs, led by Kelce, 34, and Patrick Mahomes, defeated the Baltimore Ravens 17-10 at M&T Bank Stadium in the AFC Championship matchup on Sunday. It will be the second year in a row they're headed to the big game, after winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy last year.

Kelce scored the first touchdown in the highly-anticipated game during the first quarter. His girlfriend, Taylor Swift, was spotted cheering for the tight end alongside friends Brittany Mahomes, Cara Delevingne and Keleigh Sperry.

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson had an impressive catch in the first half, managing to grab the ball that he threw, but Baltimore ultimately fell short to Kansas City after three major turnovers by the Ravens.

It was a big game for Kelce, who officially passed NFL legend Jerry Rice for the most postseason catches in NFL history.

<p>Rob Carr/Getty</p> Taylor Swift reacts to Travis Kelce's touchdown

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Taylor Swift reacts to Travis Kelce's touchdown

The week prior, Kelce broke an impressive record with Mahomes, 28, during the Kansas City Chiefs' victory over the Buffalo Bills. The duo brought their total of career playoff touchdowns together to 16, surpassing the previous record holders, Tom Brady and his longtime tight end Rob Gronkowski, for the most postseason touchdowns by a pair in NFL history.

Related: Jason Kelce Chokes Up Congratulating Travis on 2024 Super Bowl Spot: 'Finish This Motherf---er'

In addition to Swift, Travis was supported by his brother Jason Kelce, parents Donna and Ed Kelce and sister-in-law Kylie Kelce during the game in Baltimore.

<p> Lisa Lake/Getty for Prime Video; Kevin Sabitus/Getty </p> Jason Kelce and Kylie Kelce; Travis Kelce

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Jason Kelce and Kylie Kelce; Travis Kelce

Just before the AFC Championship game, the NFL star teamed up with Kodiak Cakes to give out 25,000 meals to Kansas City students. The pair will work with the non-profit, after school program Operation Breakthrough to donate the hot breakfasts.

Back in 2022, Kelce, 34, invested in the food brand, which focuses on protein-packed, whole grain breakfast items.

The NFL star has worked with Operation Breakthrough over the years through Eighty-Seven & Running, a foundation that the NFL star founded in 2015 focused on mentoring underserved youth. Donna also donated proceeds from her cookie bake sale at Arrowhead Stadium in December to Operation Breakthrough.

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And just the day before that, Mahomes praised his teammate and close friend for remaining grounded as his celebrity status soars.

<p>Randy Shropshire/Getty </p> Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes attend the Netflix Premiere of "Quarterback" at Netflix Tudum Theater on July 11, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

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Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes attend the Netflix Premiere of "Quarterback" at Netflix Tudum Theater on July 11, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

“Travis has always been Travis,” the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback said of his teammate, reports NBC Sports. “He still will walk through the stadium and treat every single person like they’re his best friend. And he’s going to be like that in the locker room every single day.”

Despite his new romance with popstar Taylor Swift, a Saturday Night Live hosting gig in March 2023, and another cameo on the late-night show in October, Mahomes explained that the tight end has “just been himself the whole time.”

The two-time Super Bowl MVP told reporters that he was especially happy for his teammate when he hosted SNL. “It was really, really cool,” Mahomes said. “It was a dream of his.”

“Travis has always been Travis,” the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback said of his teammate, reports NBC Sports. “He still will walk through the stadium and treat every single person like they’re his best friend. And he’s going to be like that in the locker room every single day.”

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