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Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce pass Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski for most playoff TDs by QB-receiver combo

Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce rekindled their scoring connection to make some history.

Mahomes hit Kelce for the combo's 16th career postseason touchdown Sunday in the Kansas City Chiefs' Divisional Round win over the Buffalo Bills. The TD moved the Mahomes-Kelce tandem past Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski for the most playoff scores all time by a QB-receiver duo.

That score, a 3-yard catch in which Kelce fought across the line near the pylon, gave Kansas City a three-point lead in the third quarter of a matchup that the Chiefs would emerge victorious from for a sixth consecutive trip to the AFC Championship Game.

"Patrick and Kelce, with the record that they broke there with Gronk and Tom. I mean, that was a great job there," head coach Andy Reid said after the game.

It was the second TD the two combined for in the game.

One quarter earlier, Kelce had hauled in a 22-yard pass from Mahomes to tie Brady and Gronkowski at 15.

The 34-year-old Kelce now has 18 career touchdown grabs in the playoffs, which trails only Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (22).

Both touchdowns were a welcomed sign for Kelce, as he finally ended a seven-game scoreless drought -- the second-longest of his career.

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