For half of Super Bowl LVIII, it regarded like Chiefs tight finish Travis Kelce was going to be a footnote: At halftime he had only one catch for one yard, and his first half was notable principally as a result of he screamed at and bumped into Chiefs coach Andy Reid on the sideline.
And by the tip of the Super Bowl, Kelce was the sport’s leading receiver.
Kelce caught eight passes for 92 yards in the second half and extra time, and his totals of 9 catches for 93 yards have been probably the most of any participant on both the 49ers or the Chiefs.
Among the important thing Kelce performs have been a 22-yard catch-and-run on third-and-7 with 16 seconds left in the fourth quarter, which turned the Chiefs’ overtime-forcing discipline purpose from a 51-yarder right into a chip shot, and his powerful seven-yard achieve in extra time that arrange the game-winning landing on the following play.
Kelce is the NFL’s all-time chief in postseason catches, and he as soon as once more stepped up when it mattered most for one other signature efficiency in his Hall of Fame profession.