Alex Smith delivered another long touchdown toss to Tyreek Hill in the first half of the Chiefs game against the Chargers.
The Los Angeles Chargers are down 10-0 early to the Kansas City Chiefs, due to an early touchdown catch by Tyreek Hill on yet another signature long pass from Alex Smith in what is becoming a regular sight at Arrowhead Stadium.
Kareem Hunt, the team’s rookie running back, help set up such a move by forcing the Chargers to respect the run with 40 rushing yards early and one positive run after another. After Travis Kelce was tackled short of the first down marker on a short, quick pass from Smith, the Chiefs faced a short yardage situation with 3rd-and-2. Yet head coach Andy Reid decided to dial up the aggression and instead of asking Hunt for another attempt to move the chains, this is what he calls for.
On the play, Smith almost looks like he’s overthrown Tyreek Hill, but that’s actually the mark of a quarterback who’s learned to throw to the NFL’s fastest player for the last two seasons. Hill creates separation with his incredible speed and a stutter step on Casey Hayward, the single best pass defender for the Chargers, and comes down with the 64-yard touchdown catch.
On the season, Hill has now crossed the 1,000 yard barrier and officially put to rest any concerns that he was ever a gimmick player who was too small to play the position. With two full games to play (and another half in this game), Hill already has 1,050 receiving yards for the Chiefs. He came into the game at No 7 overall in the NFL in receiving yards.