Travis Kelce first-quarter touchdown in Super Bowl 57. Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) catches a touchdown against Philadelphia Eagles safety Marcus Epps (22) during the first quarter in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Rondone/The Republic via USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl LVII is officially underway, and both offenses wasted no time to get things started. Both the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles went back to reliable options on their first possessions, leading to an insane playoff stat for Chiefs star Travis Kelce.

The Eagles got things started with a methodical drive, capped off by a Jalen Hurts rushing touchdown.

The Chiefs answered back in a huge way, with an explosive first drive heavily featuring Travis Kelce. To nobody’s surprise, Patrick Mahomes capped off the excellent drive by finding Kelce in the endzone.

Fox broadcaster Greg Olsen broke down the play beautifully, detailing that the Chiefs found a favorable matchup on the play and took advantage in a big way.

Mahomes has had a knack for finding Kelce in the end-zone in important moments in the playoffs. This touchdown by Kelce is his 16th playoff receiving touchdown of his career, which is the second most behind the great Jerry Rice.

Kelce will certainly not be able to catch Rice’s 22 postseason receiving touchdowns in this year’s Super Bowl. However, many around the NFL world find it incredible that he is closing the gap on Rice’s record.

If he is able to further close the gap on Rice’s record in this Super Bowl and future playoff games, he may have a real argument when it is all said and done for being the greatest tight end of all time. Regardless, he has certainly made his expected impact on Super Bowl LVII for the Chiefs.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.