This may not involve the Detroit Lions, but this play executed by the Kansas City Chiefs against the Dallas Cowboys this afternoon at AT&T Stadium in Arlington is one of the best and most uncommon you’ll see this season, or maybe at all!
With two seconds remaining in the first half, the Chiefs found themselves on their own 44-yard line and trailing by a 14-3 score. Naturally, you’d think a Hail Mary was coming. So did the Dallas defense, who had seven defenders within 10 yards of the end zone.
Instead of a Hail Mary, how about a Hill Mary?
Are you kidding?!?
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Quarterback Alex Smith threw short to wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who picked his way 20 yards through the Dallas defense for the touchdown – a total of 56 yards. Of course, he had a little help from his blockers along the way.
Commentator Jim Nantz called it one of the plays of the year in the NFL.
“Look at Hill go. Impossible! Touchdown, Kansas City. How did they do that?” exclaimed Nantz as the play happened.
Of course, nobody can blame him for saying that! Additionally, former Dallas quarterback-turned-commentator Tony Romo was quick with the praise as well.
“I’ve never seen that in my entire life,” he said.
Though it was Hill’s first catch of the game, it helped get Kansas City back into the game. Hill is known as one of the game’s fastest players, and on more than one occasion he’s thrown up the peace sign on his way into the end zone.