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Silver Minings: Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce respects AFC West

Kansas City star thinks division is deep: “We have three really good teams in the division.”

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Travis Kelce
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The Kansas City Chiefs may have won the AFC West title for five straight seasons and have represented the AFC in the Super Bowl the past two years, yet one of their star players is not taking anything for granted.

Star tight end Travis Kelce knows the conference and division is strong and he said the Chiefs are not going to take anything for granted.

During the weekend, Kelce said the Cleveland Browns are “neck and neck” with the Chiefs.

Then this week via the Kansas City Star, Kelce was complementary of the AFC West and conference as a whole by saying this:

“We have three really good teams in the division,” Kelce said. “I’m not going to look past anybody in our division. If you look at the entire AFC, outside of the Raiders, Broncos and Chargers, obviously the Browns, the Ravens, the Titans just got another huge piece of their offense that’s very interesting. And who knows what’s going to show up, I mean there’s a lot of good young teams like a Miami. It’s just, you’ve got to be ready. You’ve got to be ready for it all. Can’t forget about the Bills. I mean there’s teams all over the place that can come out and get a win and you’ve just got to respect them all and go to work every single week.”

The Raiders split their season series with the Chiefs in 2020 and barely lost the game they did. Clearly, Kelce and the rest of the organization know Las Vegas is among the teams in the conference they have to take seriously.

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