Tyreek Hill didn’t rating any of the Chiefs’ 5 touchdowns within the AFC Championship Recreation, however he did have the longest achieve of the competition.
Hill caught a brief cross from Patrick Mahomes within the third quarter and located himself beginning to get hemmed in alongside the precise sideline. He in the reduction of throughout the sector, outran these defenders, and sprinted for a 71-yard achieve earlier than getting tackled contained in the Payments 5-yard-line.
Travis Kelce would catch a landing a number of performs later and Chiefs head coach Andy Reid mentioned on Monday that Hill apologized for the delay in moving into the top zone.
“Properly, he in all probability went, you understand when they say, ‘because the crow flies,’” Reid mentioned, by way of Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com. “He took a distinct course. So, he went sideways, and it was in all probability double of what the crow would fly if it went straight forward, however he did what he wanted to do. The most effective a part of that was the early half when he break up the three defenders after which headed for that left aspect of the sector, and there should not plenty of guys that may do what he did on that. Then he came to visit and apologized for not scoring and that he’s gotten gradual in his older age, and I’m going, ‘Yeah, OK.’ However he’s a singular man that likes to play the sport and I like that about him.”
Whereas Hill didn’t rating, the play made it clear that he hasn’t misplaced a step and that he’d nonetheless be so much quicker than most gamers if he did.
Andy Reid: Tyreek Hill apologized for not scoring on 71-yard play initially appeared on Pro Football Talk