Chiefs QB Matt Moore hits Tyreek Hill in stride for 57-yard TD vs Broncos
Despite having franchise-quarterback Patrick Mahomes sidelined due to a dislocated knee cap, the Kansas City Chiefs managed to record a 57-yard touchdown pass. The play featured Matt Moore throwing the pass to Tyreek Hill to extend the Chiefs’ lead to 27-6 over the Denver Broncos.
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The play was set up by play-action catching the Broncos’ secondary off-guard, freeing up Hill to cross the field within the gaps of the defense. With no safety in position, the defense was unable to prevent him from taking it the end-zone after making the catch. He appeared to even wave at the defense after slowing down his speed prior to crossing the goal line.
Receiving a boost from Hill with Mahomes ruled out for the game was key for the Chiefs. Hill had just one catch for six yards in this game prior to his explosive touchdown. It also marked his third receiving touchdown on the season and his longest reception of the season. He made his return on Oct. 13 against the Houston Texans after being sidelined due to injury.
Hill has provided the Chiefs with a needed spark in both of his performances since returning from injury. He added a 46-yard touchdown against the Texans in Week 6 resulting in a total of five receptions for 80 yards and two receiving touchdowns.