BEST PLAY OF THE YEAR
Down 17-9 in Week 2 at the Los Angeles Chargers, the Chiefs had 2nd-and-8 at their own 46 with 13:00 remaining in the 4th quarter. Mahomes rolled to his right and saw Hill streaking toward the end zone. The two connected on a 54-yard touchdown that would tie the game after the two-point conversion. The Chiefs would go on to win in overtime.
What was so remarkable about this play was that Mahomes was in an 11-mph sprint to his right before releasing the ball, and was actually in mid-air when he released this cross-body throw.
MOST PIVOTAL PLAY OF THE YEAR
Same game. Week 2 at the Chargers.
Just a few plays prior, Los Angeles was driving to try to extend its 8-point lead late in the third quarter. Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert dazzled in his first career start, but when he rolled out on 2nd and 2 at the Chiefs 39, Herbert eschewed the first-down scramble and fired an ill-advised pass to Keenan Allen over the middle of the field near the goal line.
Sneed flew in out of nowhere and intercepted Herbert’s pass, which, if completed, would have put the Chargers in position to take a 15 point lead at the beginning of the 4th quarter. Instead the Chiefs would tie the ball game on the ensuing drive with the remarkable pass to Hill (above).