Chiefs Vs Texans Divisional Round: Your Plays Of The Game

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Arrowhead Guys highlight the best offensive and defensive plays from the Chiefs Divisional round playoff game versus the Texans

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When your team wins a record breaking playoff game there are bound to be plenty of big plays. The Chiefs are the only team in NFL history to win a playoff game by 20 points after being down 20 points. These are the two plays that were the most critical to the Chiefs turning around a game that was out of hand by many accounts in the first quarter.

Offense

With the score at 24-21 in the Texans favor, Chiefs fans were beginning to back off the ledge they found themselves on when they went down by three touchdowns in the first quarter. With 2:47 remaining in the first half, the Chiefs drove 90 yards down the field and secured their first lead of the day, one they would not relinquish, one a 5 yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce. But the beauty of this play is in the details, as Patrick Mahomes had the awareness to drag his toe as he passed to keep part of his body behind the line of scrimmage, avoiding an illegal forward pass penalty.

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Defense

What?!?!? A Special Teams play for Defensive Play of the Game? That’s right. You’d be hard pressed to find any one play that had a bigger impact on the Chiefs historic comeback victory than Daniel Sorenson’s stuff on a fake punt attempt by the Texans from their own 31 yard line with the score 24-7. Three plays later the Chiefs are in the end zone with the score a seemingly much more manageable 24-14. From this point on, the Chiefs controlled nearly every aspect of the game.

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What were your plays of the game?

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AlaskaChief
AlaskaChief

I have to say, even with everything we have seen from Pat over the last couple of years, he can still surprise me with his ability. I think that the “Toe Drag Swag” TD might even be his greatest TD to date. His awareness of where he was on the field, plus the skill to drag the foot like that, AND drop a little dunk to Kelce (who was surrounded by at least 4 Texans) was incredible. Great awareness from Kelce too, realizing his route was dead, and then just sitting at the goal line ready for anything. He knows that the play is never over with MVPat! Incredible!

backbone313
backbone313

If you never have been to training camp in St Joe in Mahomes 1st 3 years here…

#MVPat in every practice uses different scenarios that would might happen on Gameday and actually works on improving his game.

My favorite example.

Practice scenario: with x amount of time in the game and the ball was on x yard line with the Offense needing a TD (x=not actually sure so dont want to put wrong # in there)

Mahomes drives the Off down the field into the Redzone. As he scrambles through the line for a walk in TD, he downs in at the 1 with no 1 around to stop him. Just goes to the knee. The clock keeps running and Off huddles back up. With 10 seconds now left on the game clock, the RB punches it in for the score. Clock reads 3 seconds, in practice, at training camp.

This is why the legendary story of Mahomes and everyone else walking by Reids office at the end of Mahomes draft visit and Reid giving the biggest thumps up to everyone behind Mahomes. The only QB Reid had given the thumps up to during draft time.

If you know the game. If you follow the practice. You will see what the coaches putting the players through mental reps of game time action. And Mahomes will do so much more then just the mental rep the coaches envisioned for that scenario.

The old saying… you play like you practice.

Mahomes does so much more in practice then working on his check down reciever.

sydenham

The fake punt stop for sure, Dirty Dan for Deputy Mayor (Fish clinched Mayor). On D, while it mightn’t have been a game-changer but FC55 getting up off his belly and sacking Watson after two near misses on the same play, that one had me grinning ear to ear. On O, well there were just too damn many but I really liked Sammy’s 28 yard reception to set up one of our TDs.

BleedingRedAndGold

Yeah, I like that sort of relentlessness in defenders. I expect that Clark’s attitude toward that was one of the reasons they traded for him, since he was brought in to help set the tone of this D.

sydenham

Yup. And that play, like others later in the game, showed how our dbacks stepped up as the game wore on.

BleedingRedAndGold

I criticized the talking heads on the Fisher thread, but one guy – who had played Reid’s punt assignment – did say that it wasn’t a sideline call, Reid had his reads and made the call himself. That makes sense, since you don’t know how the other team will line up before the play, therefore it has to be a player making the call. Unless, of course, he’s directed to not try it at all, which of course can be done before the play.

It may seem weird for me to defend BOB, and lord knows it feels weird, but I’m not really defending him. I’m defending accuracy, and while accuracy and talking heads go together like oil and water, that doesn’t put them above criticism. The doublethink they engage in is perhaps best exposed by the following:

cont’d

BleedingRedAndGold

Take note of how Brainless tries to rip Sharpe for not being gung-ho for Mahomes before the draft. SS fires back, asking if Skipper was big on Brady before his draft, which he blatantly dodges by basically saying that doesn’t count because the Pats had been eliminated. Complete double standard put in full view and without a lick of shame.

I couldn’t do that on a regular basis, even if I had the verbal skills. I have to shave on occasion, and I’d rather not do it blind, TYVM.

Panzer85
Panzer85

Goddamn it, Skeep!

oof46
oof46

For me, it was the forced fumble on the kickoff return. Down 24-14, we needed one more big play. I could just feel it. When the ball popped out and flew straight into Thompson’s hands, I lost my shit. 🤣

ArrowFan
ArrowFan

He would have scored it the ball materializing into his hands hadn’t surprised him so much.

Leaf
Leaf

That fumble is when I started to believe we were going to win this one in epic style. The two TDs and the dirty Dan tackle helped me believe we were still in the game. But that fumble you felt the life get sucked out of the Texans and I was like holy shit we are going to win this thing

ArrowFan
ArrowFan

Dirty Dan the unsung hero of the D. He gave us two turnovers on the day the fake punt and the kick off fumble. On another note, Mathieu dropped his 50th should have been intersection on the year as well.

Spider
Spider

*Adjusts bus driver hat*
“Hop on the Dirty Dan is the Man Bandwagon! There’s plenty of room.”

ArrowFan
ArrowFan

Never knocked him even though I have thought about it.

Tomahawk
Tomahawk

How do you post pics on here?

dragon6172
dragon6172

Just type in a detailed description of what the picture is and it just appears…

MasterChief
MasterChief

Find the pic online. Right-click and copy image address. Paste in the comment box.

BleedingRedAndGold

Be sure the URL ends with .gif, .jpg or the like, though.