You know the Kansas City Chiefs are enjoying themselves when they can include Nick Allegretti in the box score. As it turns out, Allegretti’s own play at the goal line in the third quarter turned heads enough that Twitter is making him a virtual hero against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the opening round of the NFL postseason.
What’s even more interesting is that Allegretti’s heroics, if you want to call them that (and you should), would not have happened if not for an instant replay review of a touchdown by Tyreek Hill on a short five-yard play in which he somersaulted into the end zone—until he didn’t. Officials ruled him down at the one yard line after the Chiefs had celebrated going up 28-7 in the third quarter.
From there, the Chiefs inserted Allegretti into the lineup as an extra offensive lineman. It’s hard for offenses to know what to do at that point and the Chiefs had a good plan for the third-year lineman here.
Check out the play below:
Now maybe the angle is a bit wrong here, but watch it again. Notice that he first takes Steelers pass rusher T.J. Watt and simply throws him aside like yesterday’s garbage. Then he goes on to settle into the end zone to receive a quick scoring pass from Mahomes—who threw his fifth touchdown of the night on the play.
The play ended up making everyone go crazy on Twitter, not only for the “BIG GUY TOUCHDOWN” factor that’s always a surefire crowd pleaser but also for the way he manhandled Watt.
Even the celebration was something to behold.
Basically we’re all just here for anything Allegretti-related.