If you want to create some serious buzz on Twitter, look no further than what Clyde Edwards-Helaire was able to do in the first quarter during Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Kansas City Chiefs running back put together the sort of second effort at the goal line that turned heads and had everyone talking.
It certainly helped that the Chiefs have opened their Week 16 matchup against the Steelers in a storybook way. The Chiefs forced Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense to get off the field quickly after getting a single first down. Frank Clark sacked Big Ben for an eight-yard loss and the Chiefs offense took the field.
From there, the Chiefs were able to move the chains at ease on their long opening drive that featured first-down catches by the likes of Byron Pringle, Darrel Williams, and Blake Bell.
When the Chiefs got to the end zone, they had the ball on a 1st-and-goal from the one yard line when Darrel Williams was stuffed. From there, however Clyde Edwards-Helaire took it in with this incredible second effort.
Watch the way he was stuffed at first by Steelers linebacker Robert Spillane, who made a heckuva play to get there. However, he didn’t finish what he started and CEH shows how strong he can be as a runner at times to get his fourth rushing touchdown of the season to put the Chiefs up by 7 in the early going.
If you were impressed, you weren’t the only one. Here’s what everyone else was saying in response: