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Tyreek Hill blasts past Chargers for a 95-yard punt return TD
- Updated: January 2, 2017
Tyreek Hill finished his incredible 2016 season with a play to remember against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday afternoon.
Normally, a punt inside the 10-yard line would be signaled for a fair catch or just left alone – considering the risks of fielding the ball. Unfortunately for the Chargers, Hill didn’t have a spec of fear in his body. As soon as he caught the ball at his own 5-yard line, he bursted past and dodged a couple of Chargers defenders, before sprinting towards the end zone with the help of his blockers to finish a 95-yard punt return.
Hill’s TD ultimately gave the Chiefs a comfortable 34-17 lead heading into the 4th quarter, as they left Qualcomm Stadium with another victory under their belt.
Tyreek Hill can put 6 on the board every time he touches the ball. pic.twitter.com/Lf3BHuaxZF
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 2, 2017
Hill was a major factor in the Chiefs’ win, finishing with 8 total touches (3 rushing, 5 receiving), to go along with 156 total yards (15 rushing, 46 receiving, 95 returning), and a TD. His 95-yard punt return TD marked his 4th consecutive game with a 60+ yard TD, tying him with former Chief, Dante Hall, for the most since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. Hill has been unbelievable this season for the Chiefs, and he’s definitely established himself as one of the best players on a strong Kansas City team.
He’ll have to wait 2 weeks to get back on the field, with his team holding a bye week with the no. 2 seed in the AFC. When that time comes, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the dynamic talent make another incredible play to welcome the Chiefs to the postseason.
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