‘Feed 10’: Tyreek Hill proved unstoppable in Kansas City Chiefs’ wild win over Bills

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Tyreek Hill sprinted towards the end zone, holding the ball in his right hand and flashing a peace sign — a move that could have been penalized for taunting — with the other.

None of the Bills defenders stood a chance at catching the speedy wide receiver. And he knew it.

Just 52 seconds prior, the Chiefs were trailing. The 64-yard touchdown put them back in control with just over a minute left in regulation.

“I’m a dog, man,” Hill said. “When the game’s on the line, feed 10.”

Hill led the Chiefs with 150 receiving yards and a touchdown during their 42-36 overtime victory in an AFC Divisional playoff game on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. His 11 receptions were the second-most by a player in a postseason game in franchise history. With the performance, he eclipsed the 1,000-yard receiving mark for his postseason career.

The biggest moments for Hill came late in the wild affair. Ninety of his receiving yards came in fourth quarter. He was responsible for three critical plays in the final frame of regulation: the touchdown, an explosive 45-yard punt return and a 19-yard reception on the 13-second drive that sent the game to overtime.

The first play: With less than 12 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Hill caught a punt at his own 39, turned upfield and quickly created a path out of seemingly nowhere with his speed.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill jets down the field on a 46-yard punt return eluding Buffalo Bills defenders in the fourth quarter Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Arrowhead Stadium.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill jets down the field on a 46-yard punt return eluding Buffalo Bills defenders in the fourth quarter Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Arrowhead Stadium.

Multiple defenders tried to close in on him at midfield, but he gave them the spin-move treatment and continued on his march before being brought down at the Bills’ 16-yard line.

“It definitely got my juices going, man,” Hill said of the reaction from the crowd on the play. “But I’m a little washed up man, I gotta say it, man. Because rookie year me, I probably would’ve cribbed that.”

A little over 10 minutes later came the all-important touchdown.

On second-and-10, star quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw a laser up the middle of the field, hitting Hill in stride as he crossed the Chiefs logo. The wide receiver caught the ball and didn’t skip a beat, leaving a defender grasping at his ankles. One down, many more to go.

With a brief window of open space in front of him, Hill made a cut and took off, leaving a sea of Bills defenders in his wake as he sprinted into the end zone.

“I always got faith each and every time I step on the field that I’m gonna score,” Hill said. “Sometimes it may not happen, but that time it was two man coverage, safety is very deep, the corner was inside leverage, and that’s just Pat knowing exactly when I’m gonna break.

“Perfect timing, perfect execution, perfect play call, and the rest is history. I was able to use my speed to get into the endzone.”

Hill said he had a crazy celebration planned — remember when he waved the pom-poms last week? — but Mahomes stopped him.

The Bills responded with a touchdown of their own to take back the lead, leaving the Chiefs with 13 seconds to keep their season alive.

But with the trio of Mahomes, Hill and Travis Kelce, that was more than enough.

Hill caught a short pass from Mahomes on the first play of the drive and took it 19 yards to get to the Chiefs’ 44-yard line. Then Kelce picked up 25 yards. And just like that, the Chiefs were in field-goal range. Harrison Butker’s kick sent the game to overtime, and the rest is history.

“Guys like Tyreek and Travis made plays when it counted,” Mahomes said. “They battle and they battle, and they make plays when it counts. They did today. The play to Tyreek and then the play to Trav, those are two players on earth that can make those plays.”