Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill Silences Patrick Mahomes Haters After Improbable Divisional Round Finish: ‘Top 2 and He’s Not 2!’

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills put an extravagant bow on one of the most incredible weekends in NFL history. Patrick Mahomes and company punched the final ticket to NFL Championship Weekend in one of the most dramatic postseason finishes in recent memory. Tyreek Hill argues that Mahomes has silenced all doubt that he’s the best quarterback in the game.

Tyreek Hill gives Patrick Mahomes the ultimate compliment

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes reacts after throwing touchdown to Tyreek Hill
Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs runs to endzone to celebrate touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill | Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Just when you think Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are out of it, they pull another trick out of their bag.

The Chiefs and Bills battled back and forth in the waning minutes of regulation and overtime. Still, the two-time AFC champions pulled off an improbable victory. Patrick Mahomes dropped a dime to Travis Kelce for the walk-off touchdown in overtime.

Wide receiver Tyreek Hill sang his quarterback’s praises after the thrilling battle.

“It’s definitely another step for him into the Hall of Fame,” Hill said per The Athletic. “He had a chance to prove, once again, that he’s definitely at the top when it comes to quarterbacks in this league. We know it, but I feel like the rest of the league sometimes doubts him because of Coach (Reid) and players he has around him.”

So where exactly does Mahomes rank among the NFL’s best signal-callers? Well, the Pro Bowl wideout declares there’s no debate he’s No. 1.

“But if you truly know Pat,” Hill added. “The amount of time he spends watching film, understanding coverages, and also being able to make a play out of nothing, it’s crazy. He’s top two, and he’s not two!”

The Chiefs QB solidified his greatness yet again

You have to feel for Josh Allen. The Buffalo Bills quarterback played a near-perfect game and did everything in his power to will the team to victory. Unfortunately, Patrick Mahomes was on the other side of the field.

The Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback completed 33 of 44 pass attempts for 378 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. He came up clutch in every situation when Kansas City needed a big play.

Allen threw a touchdown pass to Gabriel Davis with two minutes on the clock. Buffalo went up 29-26 after a two-point conversion. Mahomes responded with an impressive five-play drive, culminating in a 64-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill.

The Bills retook the lead, thanks to another Allen to Davis connection for six. Buffalo led by three points with just 13 seconds remaining in regulation. That wouldn’t be enough time for a normal quarterback, but Patrick Mahomes is not from this planet. He drove down the field, setting up a game-tying field goal to send it to overtime. The 4-time Pro Bowler answered the call every time.

The outcome was almost inevitable once the Chiefs won the overtime coin toss. Sure enough, Mahomes dissected the Bills’ defense. He marched Kansas City into the red zone, then connected with Travis Kelce for the game-winner.

The Texas Tech product defied logic. After all the early-season criticism and skepticism, Mahomes delivered on the biggest stage.

Hill’s explosiveness changed the game for Kansas City

Patrick Mahomes can’t take all the credit, even though he deserves a great deal of it. The All-Pro quarterback did have some help.

Tyreek Hill had a monster performance, which completely changed the game. The sixth-year receiver recorded 11 receptions for 150 yards and one touchdown on 13 targets.

The 3-time All-Pro selection’s explosiveness was on full display throughout the Divisional Round matchup. Let’s revisit the late fourth-quarter touchdown to take the lead. Mahomes threw a dart across the middle of the field, and Hill did the rest. He used his world-class speed to make one cut and outrun the NFL’s top-ranked defense.

Hill also made a game-changing play on special teams, with an explosive 45-yard punt return in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs didn’t score a touchdown on the ensuing drive, but they did come away with a Harrison Butker field goal.

As great as Patrick Mahomes is, the Chiefs don’t get to be as dominant as they’ve been without Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. The latter does some things on a football field that no other player in the NFL can do.

Now, Andy Reid’s squad heads into the AFC Championship Game, oozing with confidence and momentum.

All stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference

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