Timeline of Taylor Swift's enchanted NFL highlights, from regular season to playoffs

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For some, this Sunday's NFL conference championships represent the final showdown before the Super Bowl.

For others, it means another chance to get a glimpse of Taylor Swift cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs.

The 12-time Grammy Award winner rocked the NFL-sphere after news of her relationship with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce became public in September. Swift first cheered on Kelce from the stands Sept. 24, officially dating the boy on the football team.

Since then, the singer has been frank about how her stardom has intercepted normal NFL programming. In her 2023 Person of the Year feature with Time Magazine, Swift acknowledged that cameras show her frequently during Chiefs games.

“I’m just there to support Travis,” she said about the University of Cincinnati alum. “I have no awareness of if I’m being shown too much and pissing off a few dads, Brads and Chads.”

While some might resent Swift's new spotlight, it's clear she's made her mark in the NFL this season.

From her blossoming friendship with Brittany Mahomes to her viral scarf gift, here are Swift's NFL highlights.

Jason Kelce seemingly confirms brother Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift's relationship

In an interview with Philadelphia sports radio station 94.1 (WIP-FM), Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce said the rumors about his younger brother Travis' romance with Swift seemed to be "100% true."

"It's hard to answer, 'cause I don't really know a lot about what's happening in Travis' love life," he said after radio hosts asked him about his brother's relationship status. "I try to like keep, you know, his business, his business and stay out of that world."

"But, having said that, man, I think they're doing great," Jason continued. "I think it's all 100% true and I hope this thing goes a mile."

Taylor Swift reacts while sitting next to Donna Kelce, Travis Kelce's mom, at the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Chicago Bears game.
Taylor Swift reacts while sitting next to Donna Kelce, Travis Kelce's mom, at the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Chicago Bears game.

Swift cheers on Travis at a Chiefs game

NFL and Swiftie fandoms alike were rocked when Swift appeared at the Chiefs' game against the Chicago Bears, cheering on Travis from a private suite with his mom, Donna Kelce.

A video shared on X showed Swift embracing Donna while watching the game.

Travis and Swift left the stadium together before hopping into their getaway car – a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle, reportedly part of the NFL player's personal collection.

According to People Magazine, Travis rented out a popular Kansas City restaurant for a postgame celebration with Swift, his parents and teammates.

Swift steps out with Brittany Mahomes in New York City

The night before the Chiefs' away game against the New York Jets, Swift was photographed grabbing dinner with Brittany Mahomes, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' wife.

The pair dined at Emilio’s Ballato in New York City, alongside Swift’s friends Sophie Turner and Blake Lively, People Magazine reported.

Swift cheers during the Chiefs' game at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 1.
Swift cheers during the Chiefs' game at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 1.

Swift cheers on Travis at MetLife Stadium

Travis was in Swift's part of town as he made his way to MetLife Stadium for the Chiefs' game against the New York Jets (the "Evermore" singer has a residence in New York). Swift attended the game to cheer on Travis from a private suite, joined by her friends, actors Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman and Sophie Turner.

The NFL documented Swift's second game appearance on X.

New York Daily News reported Swift and Travis left the stadium separately, with the Chiefs player headed toward his team's bus and Swift walking out arm-in-arm with Turner.

Swift sits alongside Donna Kelce at Arrowhead Stadium

Following her star-studded premiere of the Eras Tour concert film in Los Angeles, Swift made her way back to Arrowhead Stadium to cheer on Travis in the Chiefs' matchup against the Denver Broncos.

The singer was joined by Travis' parents, Donna and Ed, in the player's box.

A photo of Swift whispering with Donna quickly circulated on X.

Swift and Brittany Mahomes show off secret handshake

The pop superstar was once again seen cheering on Travis at Arrowhead Stadium during the Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers.

Swift, who wore a red Chiefs sweater and bracelet featuring Travis' team number, was also seen sitting, and dancing, alongside Brittany Mahomes. The pair teamed up for a celebratory handshake following the Chiefs' first touchdown.

Many Swifties took to social media to express excitement over the seemingly blossoming friendship.

The lyric change heard round the world

During her Buenos Aires, Argentina, Eras Tour stop, Swift changed the lyrics in her hit song "Karma" to honor her new beau, as Travis was also in the audience.

"Karma is the guy on the Chiefs, coming straight home to me," she sang, swapping in "Chiefs" for "screen."

After the show ended, Swift was seen running into Travis' arms backstage and greeting him with a big smooch. Needless to say, fans on social media ate it up.

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt talks Taylor Swift-Travis Kelce relationship

Chiefs owner and CEO Clark Hunt said the team was "so happy" about Travis and Swift's relationship.
Chiefs owner and CEO Clark Hunt said the team was "so happy" about Travis and Swift's relationship.

Chiefs owner and CEO Clark Hunt sat down with CNBC Mad Money's Jim Cramer, saying the team was "so happy" about Travis and Swift's relationship, adding he's a long-time fan of the pop star.

"I’ve had a chance to meet her at one of the many games that she’s attended this year,” he said. “She’s just as sweet as she can be. I also got to see her play here (at Arrowhead Stadium) twice this past summer and what an incredible performer. I mean, just one of the most incredible artists of our time.”

Hunt added that the newfound attention Swift ushered in for the Chiefs has been monumental.

“Our female audience has grown leaps and bounds," he said.

We never go out of style: Swift reps matching puffer jackets with Brittany Mahomes

Swift showed up in style to the Chiefs’ first postseason game of the year against the Miami Dolphins, repping a custom red puffer jacket featuring Travis' number, 87. The star was matching with Brittany Mahomes, who sported the same jacket featuring No. 15, her husband Patrick Mahomes' number.

Brittany documented the matching jackets on her Instagram, with the caption "Twinning & Winning."

The custom jackets were designed by Kristin Juszczyk, the wife of San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk.

The NFL posted a video of Swift's stylish arrival, crediting Juszczyk for the jacket.

Swift gifts her scarf to Xavier University alum

At the same Chiefs postseason game against the Dolphins, Swift gifted her scarf to Beth Lynch Vancil, a 2004 Xavier University graduate.

Swift and Vancil reportedly chatted, shared high-fives and posed for selfies together, along with Brittany Mahomes. The trio cracked jokes about the cameras pointed in their direction and their predictions for each play.

At one point, Vancil says Swift even called her a "good luck charm" after she accurately predicted the Chiefs would score another touchdown.

But the highlight of the night was when Swift gifted Vancil her scarf amid below-freezing temperatures. The wild-card playoff game was the fifth-coldest game in NFL history, per USA TODAY.

"She pulled (her scarf) off and was like, 'You need this, you're our good luck charm," Vancil told Today.com.

Vancil posted about the exchange on Instagram, referencing Swift's song "All Too Well," in which the pop star sings about giving a scarf to an ex-lover.

"Kansas City. We came, we saw, we conquered, we swag surfed with Donna, Taylor and Brittany, and Taylor gave me her scarf (it was not red and she doesn't want it back)," Vancil wrote.

Vancil said she has since received messages from fans offering to purchase the scarf for as much as $500.

Taylor Swift Swag Surfs with Donna Kelce, Brittany Mahomes and others

Enjoying the victory over the Dolphins, Swift danced the night away in the suite with Donna Kelce and others.

Is there a better way to celebrate a playoff win?

Jason Kelce joins Taylor Swift during Chiefs-Bills game

Jason Kelce's Philadelphia Eagles were eliminated from the playoffs in the wild-card round. So he and his wife, Kylie, joined Swift and company in cheering on his brother, Travis, and the Chiefs in their divisional round victory over the Buffalo Bills.

Jason Kelce attended the divisional round game between the Chiefs and Bills.
Jason Kelce attended the divisional round game between the Chiefs and Bills.

Jason even stole some of the spotlight from Taylor, taking off his shirt and chugging a beer after Travis' first touchdown of the night. Afterward, Travis told Jason on their "New Heights" podcast that Taylor "absolutely loved" him, according to People Magazine.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Timeline of Taylor Swift's enchanted NFL highlights