Travis Kelce against the Bills. Jan 23, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) carries up the field against Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Matt Milano (58) during the third quarter of the AFC Divisional playoff football game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

While it was the Bills’ Gabriel Davis who set a NFL record in Saturday’s divisional playoff game against the Chiefs, it was a tight end on the other side who made the two catches that decided this one as a 42-36 OT win for Kansas City. The Chiefs got the ball back down three with just 13 seconds left on the clock, and Patrick Mahomes then hit Tyreek Hill for 19 yards. Mahomes then found Travis Kelce (seen above during the third quarter) for a crucial 25-yard catch, which set up Harrison Butker’s game-tying field goal from 49 yards out. Here’s that first Kelce catch:

Then, in overtime, Kansas City got the ball first. And the Chiefs promptly went on a seven-play, 67-yard drive, including a 10-yard pass to Kelce in the middle of it. Mahomes then finished it off with an eight-yard pass to Kelce for the win:

Kelce had a great game overall with eight catches for 96 yards, second only on the Chiefs to Hill (11 for 150 and a touchdown). But the two crucial catches he made at the end particularly stood out, sending Kansas City on to the AFC Championship Game.

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.