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Mark Gaughan's Play to Watch: Deep post to Travis Kelce

Mark Gaughan's Play to Watch: Deep post to Travis Kelce

Elite tight ends are tough matchups because they're too big for defensive backs and too fast for linebackers. Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce is a matchup nightmare for defenses because he can not only beat safeties with speed, but cornerbacks, too.

The Chiefs like to line him up alone on one side of the field with three receivers on the other side. This was a 32-yard post pattern Kelce caught against Washington in Week 4. The Chiefs knew Kelce (87) would be matched on a cornerback because they kept both backs in to block, with only three receivers in the pattern. It didn't matter. Kelce beat cornerback Kendall Fuller (29) to the deep middle for a 32-yard gain. Kelce will be a tough matchup for Bills safety Micah Hyde on Sunday.

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