The Kansas City Chiefs did manage to get on the board first on Sunday evening against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, as place kicker Harrison Butker drilled the football through the uprights from just under 50 yards out. However, the Chiefs' eventual 3-0 lead could have very well been an early 7-0 lead with Pro Bowl wide receiver Tyreek Hill dropping a potential touchdown pass in quite the hilarious fashion.
Hill is not only one of the fastest — if not the fastest — players in the NFL, but he is typically as sure-handed as it gets. Nonetheless, Hill was unable to haul in a deep heave from quarterback Patrick Mahomes as the football actually hit the Chiefs pass catcher directly in the face.
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Unfortunately for Hill and company, the Chiefs defense would immediately allow future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady to march down the field following the massive blunder. The Buccaneers offense had a bit of a New England Patriots feel to it on the team's ensuing drive as Brady connected with tight end Rob Gronkowski for six points and the 7-3 lead over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.
Even with the defending Super Bowl Champion Chiefs securing the first three points of the game down in Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers defense has held strong as Kansas City hasn't even sniffed the end zone outside of Hill's potentially huge drop. It's one thing to have a forgettable play occur on the grandest stage, but it is another thing for it to unfold in such embarrassing fashion.
The Chiefs are making a lot of nervous plays in the first half of Super Bowl LV. They committed an unnecessary roughness penalty. Travis Kelce dropped a pass which would have converted a first down on 3rd and 8. Their punter shanked a punt out of bounds to set up the Bucs in great field position. Kansas City will need to find answers in the second half.