Travis Kelce playoff receptions: How Chiefs star broke Jerry Rice’s NFL record for career in 2024

Travis Kelce has been one of the most effective pass catchers for the Chiefs for the better part of a decade, and a main reason for Kansas City’s postseason success.

Kelce has caught 907 passes for 11,328 yards with 74 touchdowns so far in his NFL career. Over the course of the 2023 season, he caught 93 passes for 984 with 5 touchdowns.

Entering the AFC championship game against the Ravens, he was on track to break Jerry Rice’s NFL record for career playoff receptions — and he did just that.

Here’s how Kelce passed Rice on the all-time playoff receptions list.

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Travis Kelce playoff receptions record

Kelce was seven catches away from surpassing NFL legend Jerry Rice’s all-time postseason receptions record entering Sunday’s contest.

He did just that in the first half against Baltimore, hauling in his seventh reception halfway through the second quarter against the Ravens. 

Heading into the AFC championship game, Kelce had caught 145 passes during his playoff career. That was behind only Rice, who ended his NFL career with 151 catches in the postseason. Now he has secured No. 152, and he can build on it even further. 

That’s not the only metric that Kelce is close to Rice in, either. He trails the NFL’s best wide receiver of all time by just one place in receiving yards (1,964) and playoff receiving touchdowns (19).

Travis Kelce playoff stats vs. Jerry Rice

  GP Rec Yards TDs
Jerry Rice 29 151 (2nd) 2,245 (1st) 22 (1st)
Travis Kelce 21 156 (1st) 1,810 (2nd) 19 (2nd)

NFL rank all-time in parenthesis

One record Kelce is still far behind Rice in is yardage. Rice totaled 2,245 yards and 22 touchdowns over the postseason in his career. Depending on how long Kelce continues to play though, it is not entirely out of the picture that he could rival those numbers. 

It will be interesting to watch how the Ravens game-plan against Kelce with a defense that is a bit more stout than the one the Bills presented the Chiefs with, and there is not a question that stopping Kelce will be among the highest things on the priority list.


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