Alex Smith (football, tight end)

Travis Kelce leads Chiefs to important win over Broncos

The Chiefs could have sleepwalked through their game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night, content that they were going to the playoffs after Pittsburgh beat Baltimore earlier in the day.

Travis Kelce did enough on his own to dismiss any such thought.

Not only did he haul in 11 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown in a 33-10 victory, a performance that drew parallels to former Chiefs star Tony Gonzalez, but he also delivered the two crushing blocks that sprung Alex Smith and Tyreek Hill for early touchdown runs.

It was a virtuoso performance on every level by the Pro Bowl tight end.

"At the end of the day, it's a prideful matter, whether or not...