Travis Kelce and Tyrann Mathieu Earn PFWA All-NFL Team Honors

The Chiefs were one of just five teams with multiple representatives

The Kansas City Chiefs still have plenty to accomplish this season with the AFC Championship Game returning to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, but in the meantime, the individual accolades just keep rolling in.

Chiefs' tight end Travis Kelce and safety Tyrann Mathieu were each named to the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) All-NFL team on Monday, making Kansas City one of just five teams with multiple representatives.

Kelce compiled a record-setting campaign in 2020, shattering the NFL single-season receiving mark by a tight end with 1,416 yards. He finished second in the league in receiving yards overall, trailing only the Buffalo Bills' Stefon Diggs, while leading the NFL in first down grabs.

On the other side of the ball, Mathieu finished third in the league with a career-high six interceptions. He saved some of his best work for the postseason, too, as the All-Pro safety yielded a grand total of negative five yards in 40 coverage snaps during last Sunday's victory over Cleveland, per Pro Football Focus.

The Chiefs were also heavily represented on the All-AFC team, as quarterback Patrick Mahomes, wide receiver Tyreek Hill and defensive tackle Chris Jones joined Kelce and Mathieu, matching the Indianapolis Colts for the most selections of any team.

Mahomes put together yet another stellar season, throwing for 4,740 yards and 38 touchdowns. He led the NFL in passing yards-per-game (316) while finishing second in passing yards, third in passer rating (108.2) and fourth in passing touchdowns.

The 25-year-old Mahomes connected with Hill on 15 on those passing scores, as the veteran wide receiver matched the franchise record for receiving touchdowns in a single season. Hill finished second in the NFL in receiving scores this season and eighth in receiving yards (1,276) while finding the end zone in 12 of his 15 games played.

Lastly, Jones led the Chiefs in pressures (60), quarterback hits (28) and sacks (7.5) in 2020. His 60 pressures ranked 11th among all players, according to Pro Football Focus, and fifth among defensive tackles.

All five of those players had a critical part in leading Kansas City to a 14-2 record and a third-consecutive AFC Championship Game, and while the individual honors keep coming in, this team's collective focus remains on one goal.

For a look at the All-NFL and All-AFC teams, click here.

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