Chiefs' Travis Kelce Sets Multiple TE Receiving Records During Game vs. Falcons

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorDecember 27, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce warms up before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs set two NFL records Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, surpassing the single-season receiving yardage record by a tight end and becoming the first tight end in NFL history to post multiple 100-catch seasons.  

Kelce entered Sunday 60 yards short of George Kittle's record, which was set two years ago. He recorded his 100th catch on an 11-yard reception from quarterback Patrick Mahomes late in the second quarter.

The 31-year-old is arguably producing the best season from any tight end in NFL history.

The Chiefs' communications team also noted these stats at halftime:

Kelce also began Saturday with 10 touchdowns, including four in his past five games. His second-quarter score brought him to 11, marking a career-best feat.