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The Chiefs’ Top Offensive Plays of 2016

Posted Feb 13, 2017

Counting down the top five

When looking back at the Kansas City Chiefs’ 12-win season, narrowing down all of the year's offensive plays for a countdown of the team’s top five proved to be harder than first imagined.

There are a number of plays that could be on this list that didn’t make it, but we gave it our best shot.

Here we go:

No. 5: Smith Takes It Himself for the Overtime Winner

Why not start this countdown with the beginning of the season?

For the No. 5 play on this list, we go all the way back to Week 1 for the exclamation point on the Chiefs’ biggest regular-season comeback in franchise history. After rallying from 21 down to tie the game, the Chiefs drove down the field in overtime needing a touchdown to clinch the win.

On third-and-goal at the San Diego 2-yard line, head coach Andy Reid called an option play, which Alex Smith kept himself for the game-winning score.

No. 4: Tyreek Hill Shows Elite Tracking Ability

When you have Tyreek Hill, sometimes a simple fly route does the trick.

In this Week 7 matchup versus the New Orleans Saints, the Chiefs were looking to build upon their 7-point lead midway through the second quarter.

On first-and-10 at the New Orleans 38, Smith threw the ball deep to Hill, who beat his defender and leapt up for an acrobatic touchdown.

No. 3: Kelce Lights Up the Broncos on Christmas

Tight end screens are an integral part of Reid’s West Coast offense, and this one proved to work to perfection on Christmas night at Arrowhead Stadium.

Facing second-and-6 at the Chiefs’ own 20-yard line, Smith hit Travis Kelce to his right. Mitch Schwartz darted out to give Kelce some initial room, and he was off—80 yards down the field for the touchdown. Kelce later called his touchdown celebration the “Feliz Navidad.”

No. 2: Chiefs Tie the Game in the Closing Seconds

It was first-and-goal with 15 seconds on the clock with the Chiefs down 8 points on Sunday Night Football in Denver.

Hill ran a slant across the middle, and Smith hit him as he fell to the ground for the touchdown. The refs initially said that he was short, but a review got the Chiefs within two points.

The Chiefs needed a two-point conversion to send the game to overtime, and they called upon TE Demetrius Harris. As SNF analyst Cris Collinsworth alluded to, Harris dialed up his old basketball skill set, using his box out ability to clinch overtime.

No. 1: The “Bloated Tebow Pass” Seen Round the World

Seriously, did you really expect another play here? 

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