Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Travis Kelce was so clutch for the Kansas City Chiefs, who went into a 24-0 hole before coming back and taking a 28-24 halftime lead Saturday at Arrowhead against the Houston Texans.

A wild sequence of events sparked the unfathomable turnaround, which started when Bill O’Brien opted not to go for it on 4th-and-1 from Kansas City’s 13-yard line, kicking a field goal instead.

The Chiefs quickly turned things around and claimed all the momentum in the game, and they went into halftime with a four-point lead thanks in part to three touchdown receptions by Kelce.

Per Adam Teicher of ESPN, Kelce became the first player with three touchdown catches in a quarter in playoff history.

Kelce’s third catch capped off the second-quarter surge and was due in large part to Patrick Mahomes going full Houdini with a magical pass under pressure.

At the half, the tight end, who is banged up by the way, has hauled in eight passes for 83 yards and the three key touchdowns.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.