Taylor Swift and Chiefs fans rejoice as Kansas City beats Cincinnati, 25-17, to capture AFC West for the EIGHTH consecutive season despite just three catches by Travis Kelce… as pair sets off for New Year’s Eve party with family

No, Taylor Swift’s relationship with Travis Kelce hasn’t caused the Kansas City Chiefs’ season to completely derail.

The pop star was again on hand at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, where the defending Super Bowl champions topped the Cincinnati Bengals, 25-17, to bounce back from their Christmas Day loss to the rival Las Vegas Raiders.

Kelce, though, was nearly a non-factor for Patrick Mahomes & Co., finishing the game with only three catches for 16 yards on four targets. He remains only a few yards short of his eighth consecutive 1,000-yard season.

For the 10-6 Chiefs, the win was significant. Not only does Kansas City win its eighth consecutive AFC West crown, but it comes after a miserable 3-8 stretch that threatened their entire season.

Naturally, many suggested that Swift was somehow to blame for distracting Kelce and the Chiefs from the job at hand, but that wasn’t the case on Sunday as Kansas City came back to beat the Bengals, who fell to 8-8.

Swift spent Sunday’s game in her customary suite, surrounded by the family and friends of Kelce’s Chiefs teammates, including the tight end’s mother, Donna.

And as has become a familiar scene at Arrowhead, fans brought signs in hopes of catching her attention.

One clever Chiefs supporter referred to the romantic couple as ‘T-N-T,’ writing that: ‘They’re Dynamite!’

Another young attendee wrote that she was ‘only here for Taylor.’

Harrison Butker was a career-best 6 for 6 on field-goal attempts, Kansas City held the Bengals scoreless over their final seven possessions.

Patrick Mahomes had 245 yards passing and a touchdown for Kansas City (10-6), which also secured at least the No. 3 seed and one home playoff game. Isiah Pacheco ran 18 times for 130 yards while Rashee Rice had five catches for 127 yards.

The Bengals (8-8), fighting for their own playoff lives, led by 10 early but found themselves trailing 25-17 when Butker hit the last of his field goals — a 46-yarder through blustery wind — with 2:59 remaining in the game.

With one last chance, Jake Browning hit Tyler Boyd to convert a long fourth down and get into Kansas City territory, but back-to-back sacks by George Karlaftis and Chris Jones gave the Chiefs eight on the day and ended the Bengals’ comeback hopes.