Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs have made it to the Super Bowl – meaning Taylor Swift faces a mad dash from Tokyo to Las Vegas to watch her boyfriend battle for football’s ultimate prize on February 11.
America’s most famous couple hugged and kissed on the field at the M&T Bank Stadium in the aftermath of a magnificent victory for the Chiefs over Baltimore Ravens – who were strong favorites to win the game before it began.
Kelce found his girlfriend as he waited for the AFC Championship trophy presentation in emotional scenes and Swift looked almost tearful as the couple had a moment to celebrate together with the eyes of the world on them. And when Kelce duly got on stage and took the mic, he was euphoric – channeling the Beastie Boys by shouting: ‘You’ve got to fight for your right to party!’.
Swift now turns her attention to four nights of her blockbuster Eras Tour in Japan’s capital from February 7-10 before now having to race back to the Allegiant Stadium on the west coast for the biggest night in America’s sporting calendar next month. But she is expected to make the journey and be there in the stands for Kelce.
She and Travis took center stage for the post-game celebrations but during the showdown itself, the singer appeared frustrated at appearing on the CBS coverage midway through the game. She could be seen clearly saying ‘go away, please’ with the camera lingering on her in a VIP suite while advertising next weekend’s Grammy’s.
Travis Kelce kisses Taylor Swift after leading his Chiefs team to a place in the Super Bowl
America’s favorite couple had a moment to celebrate with the eyes of the world on them
Kelce and Swift celebrated together after he led the Chiefs to an outstanding victory
Kelce scored a touchdown and set another astonishing NFL record on the way to victory
Travis also got a moment to cherish with his brother, Jason, after a magnificent victory
Swift watches on and smiles as the two brothers celebrate together on the field
Swift was visibly emotional as she hugged Kelce for the first time in the moments after his win
The singer will now travel thousands of miles to make the Super Bowl from Japan in February
She’s going to have to accept it on February 11, though, given she will travel thousands of miles to make the game. The 17-hour time difference works in her favor on her return to the US from Japan and it will be the 13th Chiefs game this season that Swift will have cheered the team on for – her lucky number.
But with luck on their side or not, judging by Sunday’s showing Kelce and his Chiefs are going to take some stopping after a frankly sensational 17-10 win in Baltimore – the team that most people felt were nailed on to win the Super Bowl altogether, let alone the game today.
Kelce scored a touchdown in the first quarter and went on to pass Jerry Rice’s NFL postseason record of 151 receptions in another magnificent, career-defining display.
Swift was joined by Cara Delevingne in the VIP suite where she cheered the Chiefs on to victory – Jason Kelce was also there, as well as Travis’s parents Donna and Ed.
Travis’s older brother was seen high-fiving friends in the suite after his brother got his touchdowns but his celebrations were extremely subdued compared to the wild scenes last weekend in Buffalo.
The two brothers also had a moment on the field, with the older Kelce wearing a Chiefs wooly hat across the course of the day as he cheered Kansas City on. It one heartwarming picture, Swift was seen looking on and smiling as the Kelce bros shared a laugh together on the field.
‘Finish this motherf***er,’ Jason told Travis as they embraced. The older Kelce brother would later address his own future in the NFL in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.Com.
Now, they will all clear their calendar and head to Vegas in two weeks as the Chiefs bid to win the Super Bowl for a second straight season and round out a fairytale campaign that has seen Travis and Taylor become America’s favorite and most famous couple.
Swift made her way off the field alongside Travis’s father Ed following the celebrations
Taylor was also seen alongside Travis and Jason’s mom Donna amid the celebrations
The Kelce family, alongside Taylor, are bound for Vegas as the Chiefs made another Super Bowl
Kelce kisses the Lamar Hunt trophy as he commemorates a brilliant win for the Chiefs
The Chiefs star took the celebrations into the locker room with his team on Sunday night
Swift will now be heading to the Super Bowl as the Chiefs beat the Ravens on Sunday
Swift faces a 17-hour time difference and it’s a 13-hour flight between Las Vegas and Tokyo, where she will be performing the day before the Super Bowl
Kelce is widely considered as one of, if not the very best, in his position of tight end in NFL history and is now going for his third Super Bowl title.
‘The Chiefs are still the Chiefs,’ Travis said in brief comments on the field after making 11 receptions on top of his touchdown. ‘And believe it – you´ve got to fight for your right to party! Believe it, baby, we´re going to Las Vegas.’
Last year, it felt impossible for the Kelce family to dominate the headlines any more than they did as Travis and his Chiefs team prepared to play against his brother Jason and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Their mom, Donna, hilariously wore a 50-50 jersey made up of Eagles green and Chiefs red to the game.
But this time around, with the added dimension of Swift racing back for the game, Kelce’s star will rise even higher.
Taylor Swift went wild when Travis Kelce scored an early touchdown for the Chiefs
Kelce celebrates after putting the Chiefs ahead with an early touchdown in Baltimore
Kelce started the game superbly and Swift was clearly gripped by the drama in Baltimore
Kelce was magnificent as Swift cheered him on – he and the Chiefs will take some stopping
He has one more game he needs to do the business in – and he could win his third Super Bowl
The attention doesn’t appear to be a problem for him though after dominating the game today in Baltimore and, overall, enjoying a highly impressive season with the Chiefs.
Kansas City will play the winner of the later game on Sunday between San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions.
The Lions beat the Chiefs in the first game of the NFL season back in September – with Kelce actually missing the season-opening game through injury.
But playing the Chiefs – who will now be at their fourth Super Bowl in five years – on the biggest stage of all is different proposition altogether. For any team.