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The Chiefs improved to 5-1 after the Week 6 edition of Thursday Night Football
Swift was watching the Chiefs in person for the third time this season and they have yet to lose. The singer was shown on the Prime Video broadcast sitting in the family suite next to the mother of two-time Super Bowl champion Travis Kelce.
Kelce, who was listed as questionable entering the game after suffering an ankle injury in Week 5 against the Minnesota Vikings, ended up leading the Chiefs’ effort on the night. He was 34 years old Nine receptions for 124 yards (100 in the first half alone), most receiving yards by a tight end NFL this chapter.
Kelce continued his theme of always being open somehow as he toyed with the Broncos’ defense in the middle of the field, taking advantage of zone coverage on multiple occasions.
Neither Kelsey nor Swift have commented publicly on their friendship, but there has been a lot of speculation that the two are dating given that weeks after he said he fumbled into giving out the pop star’s phone number, she showed up to support him at his game.
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The Broncos couldn’t contain Kelce on Thursday.
“He’s one of those guys you can give freedom to because he knows this offense like the back of his hand,” Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes of Kelce said after the game, according to the NFL.
“In the zone, he can operate in the middle of the field. That hurts some of our deep game, but at the same time, when you have a guy like that, who can operate in the middle of the field, it helps a lot.”
Mahomes, the league’s reigning MVP, put up an impressive stat line in his prime. He went 30/40 on pass attempts and covered 306 yards, throwing one touchdown to Kadarius Toney and one interception.
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Brittany Mahomes and Taylor Swift celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs’ touchdown against the Denver Broncos.
Despite the statistics, this was not the Chiefs’ best victory. Their usually high offense was not in full flow as they struggled in the red zone (most notably when Mahomes was picked off by Broncos safety Justin Simmons at the goal line) and settled for field goals on four occasions. Kicker Harrison Butker stepped up when he was needed, going 4/4 on field goals, including a 60-yard attempt.
Mahomes praised the defense after the game, as did coach Andy Reid, who expressed his regret for his team’s offensive problems.
“Our defense was unbelievable tonight, just like it has been before,” Reid said Reporters. “Offensively, we have to take care of things in the red zone. We had a lot of yards, positive yards, but you can’t stall there.
It was another tough night for the Broncos, who fell to 1-5 and were ineffective on both sides of the ball.
Their defense, which ranked dead last in points allowed per game entering Week 6, has been leaky all season, but the offense, led by quarterback Russell Wilson, has really struggled. Denver put up 197 total yards to the Chiefs’ 389 with Wilson going 13/22 in passing, 95 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions per NFL Combine.
The touchdown pass (which was initially ruled incomplete and then overturned) to Courtland Sutton came in the fourth quarter and the ensuing two-point conversion brought the score to 16-8, putting the Broncos back in the game.
However, any hope of a comeback was snuffed out later in the quarter when Butker kicked his fourth field goal.
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Things are going from bad to worse for Denver.
Wilson was also sacked four times in another hot outing. Broncos coach Sean Payton tried to take some positives from the game but was keenly aware of the areas his team needed to improve on.
“I’m not disappointed” He said after the match. “Offensively, we had trouble throwing the ball. Our third-down numbers were bad.
“Against a team like this, it will be difficult to win the game, and yet we were still in the fourth quarter. Sometimes you don’t know how the game is going to go.”
The Broncos have 10 days to prepare for their next test — a home game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday next week.
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