Chiefs TE Travis Kelce breaks Jerry Rice's record for most postseason receptions

Rice had 151 playoff catches in his career, which was the most in NFL history headed into Sunday

Travis Kelce made even more NFL history on Sunday.

The Kansas City Chiefs' tight end surpassed Jerry Rice for the most postseason receptions in league history during his team's 17-10 win over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC championship game. Kelce broke a tie with Rice when he caught an 8-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes in the first half at M&T Bank Stadium.

The reception was one of nine by Kelce in the first half. He opened the game by catching a wild touchdown pass from Mahomes in the first quarter.

Kelce, despite being completely covered by cornerback Marlon Humphrey, expertly turned around and caught the pass before falling into the end zone.

The touchdown was the 17th between Mahomes and Kelce in the playoffs.

Kelce finished the day with 11 catches for 116 yards and his touchdown, which helped push the Chiefs to a fourth Super Bowl appearance in five seasons. It also marked Kelce’s eighth playoff game with at least 100 receiving yards, which tied Rice’s record for most in league history.

Kelce racked up 984 receiving yards in the regular season, marking his first time under 1,000 since the 2015 campaign. The 34-year-old had five catches for 75 yards and two touchdowns in the Chiefs' divisional-round win over the Buffalo Bills last week. He had another seven catches in their wild-card win over the Miami Dolphins.

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Rice had 151 postseason receptions in his career. Julian Edelman is third with 118 in his career, and Rob Gronkowski had 98 catches in the playoffs before he retired. Tyreek Hill is the closest active player to Kelce on the postseason reception list, though he has just 96. Julio Jones is 11th with 77.

The Chiefs next head to Las Vegas, where they'll take on either the San Francisco 49ers or the Detroit Lions in the Super Bowl.