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Travis Kelce battled back from an ankle injury to help the Kansas City Chiefs record their fourth straight victory in a 27-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night.

Kelce, whose new love interest Taylor Swift decided not to attend the game in Minneapolis, was briefly forced off in the second quarter after appearing to slip on the turf and twist his ankle.

The Chiefs listed him as questionable to return, but he eventually took to the field again in the third quarter and went on to catch a crucial touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes as the Super Bowl champions ran out victorious.

Most of the pre-game anticipation centered around Swift, who attended Kelce and the Chiefs’ previous two fixtures amid her budding new relationship with the former. 

However, despite plenty of excitement over her potential appearance in Minnesota, the pop sensation decided against a third straight NFL outing at US Bank Stadium. 

Travis Kelce battled back from an ankle injury to help the Chiefs beat the Vikings on Sunday

Kelce was briefly forced off in the second quarter after appearing to slip and twist his ankle

There was no sign of his new love interest Taylor Swift at the game, after the pop star attended the Chiefs’ previous two fixtures

After the Swift frenzy went flat in Minneapolis, Mahomes completed 31 of 41 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns, while Rashee Rice and Kelce had one touchdown reception apiece. Isiah Pacheco contributed 55 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Kirk Cousins completed 29 of 47 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns for Minnesota (1-4). Jordan Addison had six catches for 64 yards and a score.

The score was tied at halftime before the Chiefs surged to a 27-13 lead in the third quarter.

Mahomes broke the stalemate when he found Rice for an 8-yard score. It marked the second touchdown of the season for Rice, a rookie second-round draft pick out of SMU.

Kelce put the Chiefs on top by 14 points when he hauled in a 4-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes with 2:45 to go in the third quarter. He caught the pass just in front of the goal line and dived into the end zone for his third touchdown of the season.

The sequence offered reason for the Chiefs to breathe a sigh of relief about Kelce, who injured his right foot in the first half and headed to the locker room for X-rays. He returned to the sidelines to start the second half with his foot wrapped with extra tape.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes completed 31 of 41 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns

Minnesota cut the deficit to 27-20 with 12:11 remaining. Alexander Mattison caught a 9-yard touchdown pass to cap a 14-play, 75-yard drive.

Kansas City capitalized on a fumble by Vikings tight end Josh Oliver to open the scoring. Pacheco punched in a 1-yard touchdown.

Minnesota pulled within 7-3 on a 40-yard field goal by Greg Joseph.

The Chiefs made it 10-3 on Harrison Butker’s 38-yard kick early in the second quarter.

The Vikings settled for another Joseph field goal, this time from 29 yards, on the next drive.

Minnesota grabbed its first lead with 1:39 remaining in the first half. Cousins connected with Addison for a 5-yard touchdown that made it 13-10.

Kansas City pulled even at 13-13 as time expired at the end of the first half. Butker made a 40-yard field goal to finish off a drive that included Kelce’s foot injury.

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