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Jan 14, 2024

Taylor Swift braved frigid temperatures in Kansas City to cheer on boyfriend Travis Kelce during the Chiefs’ NFL playoff victory over the Miami Dolphins. Bundled up in a custom Chiefs jacket, Swift energized the Arrowhead Stadium crowd as Kelce and Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to a dominant win.

Swift Dons Custom Kelce Jersey Jacket Designed by 49ers Player’s Wife

Swift made headlines with her gameday outfit – a red puffer jacket embroidered with Kelce’s number 87 on the back and his name across the shoulders. The jacket was designed by Kristin Juszczyk, wife of 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk.

“I made it for Taylor to keep warm during the game,” Kristin told NBC Sports. “I wanted to combine fashion and football and thought a Chiefs version of Kyle’s Niners jersey puffer for me would be perfect for Taylor.”

Swift completed her look with a faux fur red hat, another nod to her boyfriend’s team colors. She accessorized with the number 87 on a chain – matching Kelce’s jersey number.

Chiefs Roar to Convincing Playoff Win Behind Huge Games from Kelce and Mahomes

Kelce hauled in 8 catches for 98 yards as the Chiefs’ offense dominated the Dolphins defense. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes also had a standout performance, throwing for 3 touchdowns on the way to a 34-17 victory.

The win sends the top-seeded Chiefs to the divisional round next weekend. They will face the 4th-seeded Jacksonville Jaguars at Arrowhead Stadium.

| Chiefs – Dolphins Box Score | | |
|–|–|–|
| Passing | CMP | YDS | TD | INT |
| Patrick Mahomes | 17/24 | 239 | 3 | 0 |
| Rushing | ATT | YDS | AVG | TD |
| Isiah Pacheco | 16 | 63 | 3.9 | 0 |
| Receiving | TAR | REC | YDS | TD |
| Travis Kelce | 10 | 8 | 93 | 1 |
| Kadarius Toney | 6 | 5 | 36 | 1 |

“We played Chiefs football today,” Kelce told reporters in a postgame press conference. “To do it at home in front of these fans with Patrick dealing, I’ll take this team against anyone.”

Mahomes echoed his All-Pro tight end’s confidence looking ahead in the playoffs.

“It’s great to get the win at Arrowhead in front of the best fans,” Mahomes said. “We know it only gets tougher now but we feel ready.”

Swift Brings Energy for Chiefs Faithful

Beyond her headline-grabbing jacket, Swift could be spotted enthusiastically cheering from her luxury suite all game long. She stood by the window waving a Chiefs flag and holding up a handmade sign.

At one point, with the Chiefs backed up near her suite, she banged the windows to pump up the crowd. Fan videos show Swift leading the stadium in the “Swag Surf” dance craze to the Chiefs’ fight song.

“Taylor was so cute, she was definitely feeling the chill but having an amazing time,” Donna Kelce, Travis’ mother, told Parade magazine. “She loves cheering for her boys.”

Brittany Mahomes, wife of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, joined Swift for the festivities. She rocked her own custom jacket with Mahomes’ number 15 on the back. Also part of the suite squad was Kelce’s father Ed and brother Jason Kelce, center for the Philadelphia Eagles.

“You can see Taylor takes so much pride cheering Travis on,” Jason Kelce said in an interview. “Chiefs Kingdom is definitely growing on her.”

Will Swift Attend Next Weekend’s Divisional Matchup vs. Jaguars?

While Swift has attended several Chiefs games this season to support Kelce, next weekend poses a conflict. Swift’s Eras Tour comes to Kansas City for back-to-back concerts at Arrowhead Stadium on Friday and Saturday night.

It’s possible Swift could schedule around Saturday’s playoff game, though the forecast calls for even more frigid temperatures next weekend. The team is reportedly working with Swift’s camp to provide another specialty jacket if she attends.

There’s also chatter Swift could reference the Chiefs’ playoff run or even bring Kelce on stage during her Friday concert at Arrowhead. Fan videos show her singing with a Chiefs flag and custom Kelce jersey during past tour stops this year.

One other variable – the Jaguars are coached by Doug Pederson, who led the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl win with Jason Kelce at center. If the upstart Jags can knock off Mahomes and the top-seeded Chiefs, Jason Kelce may have some family bragging rights at stake.

Looking Ahead – Can Chiefs Reach Third Super Bowl in Four Years?

With Sunday’s resounding wild card win, the Chiefs look primed for another potential Super Bowl run pending the results of the next two rounds:

  • Divisional Round: Chiefs host the Jacksonville Jaguars on 1/21
  • AFC Championship (with a win): Either Chiefs host the Bills/Bengals winner or head on the road to face the Ravens (1/29)
AFC Playoff Picture
First Round
(1) Chiefs 34, (7) Dolphins 17 Chiefs move on
(2) Bills 34, (7) Vikings 24 Bills move on
(3) Bengals 24, (6) Chargers 17 Bengals move on
(4) Jaguars 31, (5) Ravens 30 Jaguars move on

According to oddsmakers, the Chiefs have the best chance of representing the AFC in the Super Bowl at +140. The Bills (+240) and Bengals (+400) round out the favorites in the AFC bracket.

If the Chiefs reach their third Super Bowl appearance under Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes, Kelce wants to finish the job this time after close losses the previous two trips.

“We ain’t leaving without that trophy,” Kelce boldly told reporters. “The only way I’m not going to the parade is on a stretcher.”

No doubt Swift and the rest of Chiefs Kingdom would be celebrating with Kelce and the Chiefs if they can capture that elusive second championship in February. But first they must continue their dominant play and get past Trevor Lawrence and the upstart Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday.

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