At the end of a bruising, physical battle at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday afternoon, it turned out that a chess move setup a week in advance and planned on Saturday night proved the decisive play in the Chiefs' 33-28 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Facing a third-and-9 from their own 37-yard line with 1:51 remaining in the game, quarterback Patrick Mahomes faked a quick pump pass toward De'Anthony Thomas to the left side, then turned right in dumping off a screen to running back Darrel Williams, who rattled off 16 yards for a first down that iced the victory.
“That one there was Pat's call,” head coach Andy Reid said. “He wanted that play if we got into that situation, and so we called it.”
Much went into pulling off the third-down conversion, starting with setting up the play a week ago against Oakland continuing through the execution by the quarterback, running back, and offensive line.