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Swift worth four more for Chiefs

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Swift worth four more for Chiefs

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Taylor Swift is good for every Kansas City Chief, and their fans, and not just tight end Travis Kelce.

That is the finding of CasinoReviews, which analysed the Chiefs’ 2023 season to reveal the average points scored by the team when Swift was in attendance and when she wasn’t. The study found that the team averages four extra points in her presence as well as an accompanying increase in winning percentage.

The Chiefs average 23.83 points per game this season when Swift is in the stadium to support boyfriend Kelce, scoring 4.45 more than when she isn’t spotted. The team also concedes less when Swift is in attendance, averaging 16.42 points when she’s at the game compared to 17.25 when she’s not.

Swift, who has been at 12 games since the start of the season, has witnessed nine wins, for a win percentage of 75%. Of the eight games she has missed this season, the Chiefs have won five, giving them a lesser win percentage of 62.5% without her support.

“Taylor Swift has been a huge talking point of this NFL season, with her appearances and game-day outfits dominating media coverage across the world,” Nikoleta Kuncheva, project manager at CasinoReviews, commented. “There has been some debate over whether the popstar’s presence is a distraction for both Kelce and the Chiefs, but these findings suggest Swift may actually be a lucky charm for the team, with more points scored, fewer conceded and a higher win percentage when she’s spotted cheering them on. If Swift does make it to Las Vegas in time for Sunday’s showdown, she could help cheer the Chiefs on to their fourth Super Bowl victory.”

Swift’s Eras tour sees her performing in Japan on the same day as the Chiefs date with San Francisco at Super Bowl LVIII, but she is still expected to make it to Allegiant Stadium for the game having packed in four Tokyo concerts between appearing at last weekend’s Grammy Awards and flying back to Vegas. Swift is expected to take a private jet for the 19,000-mile dash, a move which has earned criticism from both environmentalists and football fans annoyed by the multiple seconds of airtime she is stealing from game coverage.