Travis Kelce’s three touchdowns propel Chiefs past Chargers, into AFC West driver’s seat

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Tight end Travis Kelce scored his third touchdown of the game from quarterback Patrick Mahomes with 31 seconds left to propel the Kansas City Chiefs 30-27 past the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday night.

Kelce is the third tight end in the Super Bowl era with multiple three-touchdown games in a season. Kelce’s 11 TDs received this season are tied for second-most by a tight finish in the first 10 games all-time for a team with Tyler Eifert in 2015. The only close end with more was Julius Thomas, who had 12 with the Broncos in 2014.

The Chiefs are now three games ahead of the Chargers in AFC West standings and own the tiebreaker after beating them twice this season.

The Chiefs took the lead early in the fourth quarter with Kelce’s second touchdown of the game — a 32-yard catch by Mahomes.

Kelce made the catch at Chargers ’27 and did the rest, weaving through a line of defenders before finding his way into the end zone behind a key block from Jody Fortson.

The game also marks Kelce’s 10th career multi-receive touchdown game; He is the only Chiefs, along with Tony Gonzalez (14) and Tyreek Hill (12), with 10 or more such games in franchise history.

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Emma Bowman

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