Tyreek Hill didn’t know he caught a TD pass, so Chiefs didn’t challenge

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When is a touchdown not a touchdown? When the receiver doesn’t know he caught it, and thus, the coach doesn’t know to challenge it.

Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill made a spectacular catch for what should have been a 40-yard touchdown. Hill bobbled the pass from Patrick Mahomes as Broncos cornerback A.J. Bouye tackled him to the ground. The ball fell into Hill’s chest and he clutched it as the ball went toward the ground.

In real time, it appeared the ball hit the ground and officials quickly ruled it incomplete.

The way Hill reacted, he even thought it was incomplete.

The Chiefs punted before replay at the stadium showed Hill actually caught the ball.

Andy Reid was shown asking Hill why he didn’t tell the coach he caught the ball, and Hill looked up at the replay board to see it. Hill obviously had no idea.

Instead of leading 10-3, the Chiefs punted with the game tied 3-3 and the Broncos went 90 yards for a go-ahead touchdown. Tim Patrick scored on a 5-yard pass from Drew Lock, giving Denver a 10-3 lead.

10 responses to “Tyreek Hill didn’t know he caught a TD pass, so Chiefs didn’t challenge

  1. Oops… I’m surprised Hill didn’t play it off as a touchdown just to put some controversy in it right away. He needs a little better acting job on that.

  2. Chiefs act like they are sleep walking. Especially Andy, since he wasn’t paying enough attention to challenge.

  3. Odd reaction by Hill. I’ve seen players act like they caught the ball when it bounced six times before it got to them. Hill seemed as if he couldn’t be bothered.

    You would also think there would be someone in the booth telling the coach to challenge in scenarios like this. There is no way the coach is basing whether or not to challenge on what the player tells him.

  4. Got Mahomes in fantasy….very disappointed. Tyreek has a lot of charisma, wish he wouldve used that acting like he caught it. I think the big screen was showing the replay just as the Chiefs punted too.

  5. Once again the zebra responsible for making the correct call, was totally out of position to do so.

    Shouldn’t have had to come down to instant replay, if whoevertheheckthatwas… was positioned correctly.

    Can we bring back the replacement referees yet? At least they tried to get the calls right.

  6. It wasn’t a td, by today’s rules. Did not secure control of the ball . Dumb rule but as enforced today’s nfl that was not a catch

  7. That was one of the strangest plays I’ve ever seen. It’s not often that the guy who made the catch doesn’t dispute the play when it’s ruled not a catch.

    On a side note, if this had been the Ravens Harbaugh would have lost his mind and whined and complained and everything else he already does anyway.

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